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Ashish Agrawal with committee
Ashish Agrawal successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in June entitled, “A Multi-Case Study Exploring the Experiences of International Teaching Assistants in Engineering.” Ashish was co-advised by Drs. Lisa McNair and Marie Paretti.
Kirsten Davis
Congratulations to our new Ph.D. candidate, Kirsten Davis for successfully passing her preliminary exam. Kirsten's dissertation will explore global competence in the engineering workforce. Kirsten is advised by Dr. David Knight.
Mayra Artiles
Congratulations to our new Ph.D. candidate, Mayra Artiles for passing her preliminary exam. Mayra's dissertation will focus on the intersections of doctoral policies and procedures around student advisor choice. Mayra is advised by Dr. Holly Matusovich.
David Reeping
David Reeping has passed his preliminary exam. David's dissertation will focus on the process of vertical transfer, moving from a community college to a four-year university, from an economic/information-processing perspective. The focus will be placed on characterizing the information asymmetry in the exchange of credits that impacts students once they integrate into the four-year institution. David is advised by Dr. David Knight.
James Newcomer
James Newcomer has been selected as the February Advisor of the Month from the Virginia Tech Office of Undergraduate Advising. Congratulations, James!
Bouchet Society
Darren Maczka and Michelle Soledad, both Ph.D. Candidates in Engineering Education have been selected to be inducted into the Virginia Tech chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.
Liz Spingola
Ph.D. Candidate, Elizabeth Spingola recently became a full member of Iota Delta Rho, the Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society at Virginia Tech.
The Office of Undergraduate Advising has recognized Alexis Ward as Advisor of the Month for June.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $5M grant to Dr. Bevlee Watford as PI and CoPIs, Dr. Walter Lee, and Dr. David Knight. Their project is titled: The Virginia Tech Network for Engineering Transfer Students (VT-NETS).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $1,077,034.00 grant to Dr. Jake Grohs as PI and CoPIs, Dr. Holly Matusovich, Dr. Liesl Baum (ICAT & EngE Affiliate Faculty), Dr. Gary Kirk (VT Engage), and Dr. Cheryl Carrico as a Research Associate. Their project is titled: Community-Engaged Engineering Interventions with Appalachian Youth.