In addition to his prodigious publishing and mentorship efforts while at Virginia Tech, Farzad Ahmadi also helped solve a notoriously difficult problem in fluid dynamics, one that many senior engineers had already given up on: How to create a cheap, durable, and passive anti-frosting surface.
The senior from Norfolk, Virginia, says she has always been fascinated by the way words manifest themselves into ideas differently across cultures. That fascination spurred her to study abroad not once but twice.
Godsey, a senior human nutrition, foods, and exercise major, developed a love for the sciences in high school and became interested in pursuing a medical-related career. Attending Virginia Tech was an easy decision for the third-generation Hokie, and her major was an obvious choice as well.
Upon arriving at the medical school in the summer of 2015, Le quickly established herself as an academically gifted student with considerable leadership potential. She excelled in the school’s problem-based, patient-centered curriculum and earned 11 Letters of Distinction.
A "horse girl" growing up, Oliver is a doctor of veterinary medicine candidate and this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Student Award from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She earned a B.S. in animal and poultry science in 2015 from Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Graduating College of Science seniors and research collaborators Aimee Maurais has been named the 2019 Outstanding Senior in the College of Science and Arianna Krinos has won the 2019 College of Science Senior Undergraduate Research Award.
During his time at Virginia Tech, Khan — a doctoral student in Virginia Tech's Department of Chemistry within the College of Science — has authored nine peer-reviewed publications, and given nine oral presentations at national conferences and many poster presentations.
When DaSilva put her passion for creating welcoming communities into action through Student Affairs, she helped other Hokies feel even more at home, gained valuable leadership experience, and found her future.
There was one more thing Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Ray Chang wanted to do before he graduated in May — take an international medical rotation in Taiwan, the country where his family is from originally.
Graduating senior Elizabeth Berg combines her love for history, technology, and preservation with an independent study in the University Libraries to create virtual 3D visualizations of Monteith and Thomas halls.