Veera Panova

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Materials Science
  • Academic Advisor: Christopher Schuh
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2024)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Chemistry, California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo), 2020
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2nd Place in MADMEC materials competition, MIT, 2022
Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Endowed Fellow, MIT, 2021
Highest Honors Graduate, Cal Poly SLO, 2020
Top Graduate in the Chemistry Department, Cal Poly SLO, 2020
Summa cum Laude Graduate, Cal Poly SLO, 2020
Frost Scholar, 2016-2020
Dean's List, Cal Poly SLO, All quarters 2016-2020
President's List, Cal Poly SLO, 2016-2020
Best Student in Inorganic Chemistry, Cal Poly SLO, 2020
Best Student in Physical Chemistry, Cal Poly SLO, 2019
Gold Star Award for Excellence, Northrop Grumman, 2019
2nd Place Research Presentation Award, UCLA, 2018
2nd Place Research Presentation Award, UCB, 2017
Best Student in General Chemistry, Cal Poly SLO, 2017