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Letter From the Editor

Welcome to the February 2024 issue of Engineers’ Forum!

We hope everyone had a happy new year and a great start to the spring semester. Our team is so excited that you have chosen to pick up a copy of our magazine. We hope you enjoy reading about all the engineering events and tips this issue has to offer!

First up, Jolene Ghosh, walks us through HackViolet, a Hackathon that focuses on creating a space in which students can feel comfortable exploring their passion for computing! If you want to know how to get involved, this is the article for you.

 

For those of you searching ways to immerse yourself in a design team, Sahithi Sarva’s piece is a perfect read. Learn about Virginia Tech Grand Touring (VTGT), which is a competitive senior design team dedicated to modifying a late model production car for the ChampCar Endurance Series, a 12-hour endurance race.

 

Do you want to get more involved with your major? Do you want to form stronger connections with your peers more so than simply sharing classes? If your answer is yes to either of these questions, then you are in luck. Adrian DiMarco’s article walks us through the ins and outs of the AIChE Student Conference. This is a great read for everyone wanting to know more about conferences for college students.

 

Baibhav Nepal provides insights on how students who ‘learn by doing’ can really flourish. He touches on experiential learning activities which are opportunities whereby students are engaged through hands-on experiences and periodic reflections that allow them to apply the knowledge they have gained in a practical approach against real world situations. If you want to know more, this is the article for you!

 

We appreciate your continued support of our mission: to capture the student engineering experience at Virginia Tech. Enjoy!

 

Sincerely,
Adeline Ghosh
Editor-in-Chief

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