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Victoria Kyveryga: Outstanding senior in chemical engineering


Ames, Iowa

Clubs and activities

Ukrainian Club, Engineering Student Council, the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors group, and Central Iowa Symphony. 

Valuable hands-on learning in class 

CHEM 575 – it’s a very practical course about exploiting the properties of X-rays to determine the structures of crystalline solids. It has been very helpful to my current research. 

Out-of-the-classroom engineering experience 

Undergraduate research, in general. The experiences of making novel discoveries and overseeing a project from start to finish not only fulfilling but also important for my next career step. 

Most influential mentor 

My research mentor at Iowa State, Kirill Kovnir professor of chemistry, for support in my research and also in the development of my career. 

Best memory

I really enjoyed presenting alongside my peers at the 2023 American Institute of Chemical Engineers conference. I also have a lot of good childhood memories about VEISHEA! 

Plans after graduation 

I will pursue a PhD in Material Science and Engineering at Stanford University. 

Making my mark on the world 

Hopefully, I will leave the world more energy-efficient. 

Engineering like a Cyclone Engineer 

The combination of breadth and depth that anyone can achieve in the College of Engineering at ISU is unique. I’ve enjoyed the experience of diving into a major-specific topic, while also being able to pursue a variety of non-STEM opportunities across and outside the university.