Ladies of Robeson
Founded in 2002, the Ladies of Robeson (LOR) is a social network of our female students, faculty, and staff. The group supports incoming female students by removing barriers between faculty and students and creates close interactions between undergraduate and graduate female students.
The LOR award was established in 2019 through a gift by alumna Dr. Annalisa Pawlosky and Google. Dr. Pawlosky, a former active member of LOR, received her Bachelor of Science in Physics from Virginia Tech in 2006 and her PhD from MIT in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology program in 2014. She was a Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholar postdoctoral fellow. Currently at Google, she is the founder and principal investigator for the accelerated science biochemistry and molecular biology laboratory.
Each year, two awards are given- one to a female undergraduate student who will pursue a graduate program, and one to a female graduate student who will pursue a post-doctoral position, outside of Virginia Tech.
Women and allies affiliated with the Department of Physics are welcome at any meeting or special event. Future meetings will be posted under “Upcoming Events”.
If you have ideas for meeting topics or group activities, please contact Prof. Giti Khodaparast (firstname.lastname@example.org).