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Neuroscience major, autism advocate Saket Bikmal wins 2021 Goldwater Scholarship

Fourth-year student Saket Bikmal has long held an interest in autism spectrum disorder. His younger brother, Himal, was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. The challenges from lack of assistance, accommodations, and tools for his parents to care for his brother sparked a career and life goal for then-teenage Bikmal.

For his efforts, Bikmal - majoring in computational and systems neuroscience in the School of Neuroscience, part of the Virginia Tech College of Science – was awarded a 2021 Goldwater Scholarship.

ANR-VT symposium 8-16-2019
First annual Advancing Neuroscience Research at VT Summer Symposium, hosted by School of Neuroscience and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.
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