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Upcoming Alumni Events

Webinar: Human-Computer Interaction Research in Everyday Life
Thursday, Feb. 10 from 7pm-8pm
Register here

Learn about the innovative research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) that students and faculty are up to. Professors Doug Bowman and Sang Won Lee will dive into:

  • The future of everyday AR use cases and recent user experience (UX) research aimed at enabling this vision.

  • How computational systems can facilitate empathic communication and collaboration in creative domains and beyond.

  • How students are impacting their research.

There will also be time for a live Q&A with each professor.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Giving Day 2022
February 23-24, 2022 from noon to noon ET

Join Hokies from around the world as we make an impact on Virginia Tech, spread the word, and win challenges during our 4th annual Giving Day. Visit to learn more and sign up to to help us build excitement as a Giving Day Ambassador!

On Giving Day, you can give directly to:

  • Computer Science Annual Fund
  • Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
  • Cyber Security Club
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Techhackers (VT Hacks)

2nd Annual Virtual 5K
April 8-10, 2022
Register by March 1

Step away from your screen and participate in our virtual 5K from April 8-10 with alumni from around the country!

Register by March 1 to receive a special t-shirt and magnet in time to wear it for the race. This swag pack will be mailed to the address you provide at checkout.

Registration for the event is $30. Each registration includes a $10 donation to the Computer Science Department Annual Fund. You are supporting student groups and activities, such as experiential learning and departmental growth.

See posts from last year's virtual 5K here.

Reunion Weekend 2022
June 9 – 12, 2022

Join us in Blacksburg for an in-person celebration! Early bird registration for Reunion Weekend is open. When you make plans early, you save. But early bird won’t last long, REGISTER TODAY!

Reunion Weekend is a chance to connect with Virginia Tech, be with friends, meet Hokies, and explore campus. Enjoy a dinner and party on the Drillfield, downtown takeover, and much more! A schedule of events can be found online. Be sure to check back often for updates.

Catch up on our 50 Years of Computer Science Celebration below. 


Thank you to everyone who joined our live webinars! You can find the recordings below. 

Recordings of Previous Events

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Diversity in CS Panel
Panelists shared the challenges that the African-American community faces in the computer science field. Panelists include: Briana Augenreich ('15), Victoria Hairston ('17), and Lawrence Warren (MS '18).

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Women in CS Panel
Panelists share their personal pathways and experiences in a male dominated industry, talk about the importance of female networks, and share how they are paving the way for other women in computer science. Panelists include: Margaret Ellis (MS '02), Associate Professor of Practice; Sarah Lee ('18); and Megan Underwood ('08).

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Defending Deepfakes: AI & Security
Associate Professor Bimal Viswanath explains his research that investigates threats posed by deepfakes and methods for defense.

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Timeless Technology: Civil War Photo Sleuth
Associate Professor Kurt Luther traces the 150-year history of photo sleuthing, showing how the passage of time has magnified some challenges, but also unlocked exciting new possibilities. Check out Civil War Photo Sleuth here.

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How Are You Strengthening Your Resilience Muscles?
Alumna Sharmin Banu ('98), an executive coach for tech leaders, shared the misconceptions around resilience, how busy tech professionals incorportated it in their lives, as well as simply, easy to implement resilience-building rituals. 

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Understanding Blockchain Law:
Q&A with Alumnus Aaron Krowne (MS '03)
Obtain a better understanding of how blockchain has evolved over the past decade, its changing regulations, as well as the grey areas of pertinent laws. 

Tips from the Top: Leading as a Woman Engineer
Alumna Christina Wick ('98) shares her personal career pathway and experiences leading as a woman engineer. Passionate about technology as it relates to mobile software development, she has built a career that has pushed and challenged her, honing her leadership skills every step of the way. Throughout her career, she has built high performing teams at multiple top companies.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Build The Product YOU
Alumna Sharmin Banu ('99) shared her process to evaluate your entreprenuerial mindset with students in a hybrid webinar. This article dives into the three questions to ask yourself: why, what, and how.

Virtual Entrepreneur Panel

In this virtual panel of entrepreneurial alumni, panelists dove into how they secured funding, the fear of failure, and much more.

Moderated by former faculty member and entrepreneur, Srinidhi Varadarajan.

Panelists include: