(July 12, 2018) Alumnus Dr. Abhishek Roy (McGrath Ph.D. '08), principal research scientist at The Dow Chemical Company, was recently invited to join the National Academies' New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine initiative which identifies outstanding early-career science, engineering, and medicine leaders. They will engage in communicating the evidence base for addressing national and global challenges to provide new perspectives on issues and to help identify ways to expand the diversity of expertise that is brought to all of the Academies' convening and advisory activities. Dr. Roy was chosen through an extremely competitive selection process for his accomplishments at the intersection of innovation, sustainability and citizenship, including his award-winning work to fight water scarcity. Dr. Roy previously received the Virginia Tech Outstanding Recent Alumni Award for the College of Science in 2014. Read the full press release here.

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