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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: Dean Entrekin

Dean Entrekin (BME M.S. '04)  was the first graduate of the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) graduate program and is now the Technical Solutions Director of Orthopedics for Viant Medical.

"A lot of the coursework I took as an SBES student helped mold my professional path in biologics and synthetic biomaterials, and that’s where I really started my career in industry. My thesis work and internships helped solidify my interest in spine biologics in particular."

Read more about Dean's experiences as an SBES student and his path to industry here.

Meet Our BEAM Alumni

Keep In Touch!

We love to hear from our BEAM alumni! If you're in the Blacksburg area, please drop by for a visit, or plan to attend one of our BEAM alumni functions. Contact Claudia Rodriguez (BEAM alumni and external relations) for more ways to get involved with the department.