Industry + Academia + Management
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.
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.
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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"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."
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Since 2018, Hyler has been chief scientist officer and vice president at CytoRecovery, a start-up co-founded by Rafael Davalos, the L. Preston Wade professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Leo Harris, alumnus of Virginia Tech.
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Together, alumnus Yeh-Hung Lai and BEAM faculty David Dillard produced novel solutions for hydrogen fuel cell technology, and allowed this collaboration to grow into a robust program for student experiential learning, empowering engineering students as next-generation industry leaders.
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What do delicious food, mechanical design engineering, and corporate advertisements have in common? Virginia Tech alumnus Victor Stewart.