Student Spotlight

  • Matthew Asper

    AE '19


    "I attribute much of my success at UVA to not only being involved in the classroom, but also joining clubs, research projects, and professional organizations. Doing this has allowed me to build my network within the aerospace industry, which has given me tremendous opportunities."

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  • Vanessa Awaté

    AE '18


    "I have a message for first-year engineering students, especially women. Choosing aerospace engineering was one the best decisions of my life – I encourage you to not be intimidated and follow your engineering dreams!"

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  • Zan Gao

    ME PhD


    "Stay hungry and stay foolish. Never refuse to be better. I always told myself, "You are only as good as your next paper."

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  • Carolyn Roberts

    ME PhD


    "Research in engineering is hard, but that is what makes it worthwhile. Problems that are interesting, complex, and have an impact on society are worth solving, and that is exactly why engineering research is worth the time."

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