Letter From the Editor


Welcome to 2022!


Our Engineers’ Forum family hopes you are enjoying the winter weather and start to the spring semester! Accompanying the new classes you’re taking, we have published the new February issue.




Senior writer Alexander Petsopoulos reflects on the impact his former article on the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has made on several colleagues. His advice is applicable to anyone currently seeking internships or full-time jobs. His article is a must-read, especially for engineers hoping to live in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.


Transitioning to one of EF’s newest writers, Jolene Ghosh, the February issue includes a professor spotlight that encompasses Dr. Lucero’s physics journey, research, hobbies, and love for Virginia Tech. This article on Dr. Lucero, who could be your future Cosmology or Foundations of Physics professor, gives a deeper insight into her diverse background.


For those interested in coding, Hackathons, or attending career fairs, the HackViolet event is fast approaching. I, Julia Pimentel, share the unique perspective of an executive director for HackViolet. In this article, learn more about the technology prizes, attending companies, and how to register.




As always, we hope that you’re staying happy and healthy. We look forward to showcasing new articles in the future April issue.



Julia A. Pimentel 



**Photos shown throughout this issue may have been taken prior to COVID-19 and Virginia Tech’s recommended best practices, including wearing masks, and social distancing.**