Abigail Smith
Abigail Smith

Update (October 24, 2017): Abigail Smith is currently working on her Master's degree at the London School of Economics in Environmental Economics and Climate Change. She was recently featured on the College of Engineering (COE) website in their "Inspired Students" series. You can see the video "Building a customized student experience - Abigail Smith" (0:52) below or on the COE's website.

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(May 4, 2017) ISE senior Abigail Smith is the recipient of the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Student of the Year award this year.  The award recognizes a graduating student who has achieved overall excellence during his/her undergraduate career at the university.  The recognition is the most prestigious nonacademic undergraduate award given at the University and is awarded to a student who has exceptional and balanced achievement in academics, leadership, and service. 

Abigail co-founded a student-led service organization called Service Without Borders and led the group to be a major student organization at VT in two years.   She was one of three students who traveled to Nepal in 2016 to assess sites damaged in the 2015 earthquakes and aftershocks.  Her journey to Nepal was featured in the 2017 ISE Winter Newsletter

An honor student with a Minor in Green Engineering, Abigail has received multiple leadership and academic awards from the ISE Department.  She is the recipient of 2016 Robert P. Davis Outstanding Junior Award, the 2017 Thomas C. & Ruth W. Tillar Scholarship, as well as the 2017 Don Taylor Senior Leadership Award, which is selected by the ISE Advisory Board.  She was also a member of the senior design project team receiving the Innovation & Creativity Award at the ISE Senior Symposium.  Upon graduation, she will work in consulting in Arlington, VA.

For more information, please visit “Abigail Smith named Virginia Tech Undergraduate Student of the Year” on the Virginia Tech News.