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Spring 2022

From the Department Head

Spring has sprung and we are soaking in the energy as we draw closer to commencement. There is no shortage of enthusiasm, as we look forward to celebrating the achievements of students, faculty, and staff at our annual awards banquet.

This venue also gives us a platform to honor our alumni. This year, Lisa Finneran will receive our Distinguished Alumni Award and Stacy Branham the Distinguished Early Career Alumni Award. We will be sharing profiles of these incredible alumni on our website and social media later this month, so please check them out.

Speaking of energy, in case you missed it, Virginia Tech had a record-breaking Giving Day in February, and I am very proud to say, so did the Department! In fact, we exceeded our goal of 200 donors and had the most donors on the College of Engineering leaderboard. This groundswell of support allows us to invest in important aspects of our student-focused, collegial, service-oriented community.

Thank you for helping us to do more for our students each and every day.

Signature of Cal Ribbens
Cal Ribbens
Department Head

Alumnus talks to senior seminar via Zoom

Senior seminar students had a special front-row seat to hear from seven computer science alumni who have been active in entrepreneurial ventures during the fall 2021 semester.

Rachel Litscher is a web developer who just dipped her toes into management this past summer. Her future in the tech world is bright. For that, she credits a decision made in the spring of 2019.

Meet 10 Hokie alumnae who are laying a foundation of support for the next generation of women in engineering. As emerging leaders in their disciplines and organizations, these women speak to the importance of mentorship, representation, and dreaming big. Computer science alumnae featured include: Jamika Burge ('07), Margaret Ellis ('02), and Jiayi Lee ('19).

Wu Feng presents at SHREC

For the past 14 years, Virginia Tech has served as one of only four university-based research sites for the National Science Foundation’s Center for Space, High-Performance, and Resilient Computing (SHREC).

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Keep in Touch

We love to hear from our Computer Science alumni! Contact Hayley Roulston, alumni relations coordinator, for more ways to get involved with the department.

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