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Ph.D. Firsts

Gustina Collins was the first female African-American graduate student to earn a Ph.D. in ECE at Virginia Tech in December, while Stanley Atcitty was the first Native American male to earn a Ph.D. in ECE at Tech. Collins specialized in electronics with her dissertation, "Design, Fabrication and Testing of Conformal, Localized Wafer-level Packaging for RF MEMS Devices." Atcitty is a power engineering specialist and wrote his dissertation on "Electrochemical Capacitor Characterization for Electric Utility Applications."