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Our alumni are working in every branch of engineering — as faculty at top schools, technical staff at government labs, and senior engineers and managers in industry. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Abigail Bock

Abigail Bock graduated in 2022, with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, as part of the first cohort for the newly formed Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics department in the College of Engineering.  Since then, she has been working working with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a biomedical patent examiner.

Read more about Abigail's experiences as a BEAM student, her time at Virginia Tech and her path to industry here.

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Alumni Spotlight: Leah Thomas

After graduating from the inaugural class of biomedical engineering undergraduates in 2022, Leah worked as a design engineer in the experimental electronics and neurosurgical business units of Stryker Instruments. She'll be returning to Blacksburg soon to join the inaugural Master of Science Biodesign program through the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics.

Read more about Leah's experience as a BEAM student, her time at Virginia Tech, her path to industry and what's next.  

Meet Our BEAM Alumni

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Hokie Bird poses for a photo at the homecoming game against UNC.