Saamer Akhshabi, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, who was seriously injured and was fighting for his life for over a month, passed away on March 6 in the Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta. Saamer was a brilliant young researcher who had not seen his family for 4.5 years.
"I want to go home." These were Saamer's last words. A team comprised of his friends and Georgia Tech professors has been planning a fundraising campaign to pay for the expenses of taking him back home to Iran with his family to fulfill his last wish.
To make a donation and help Saamer go home, please have a look at the following links for more information about money transfer. May he rest in peace.
-> Constantine Devrolis's Notes for Saamer
-> More Information about Fundraising for Saamer
Welcome to Iranian Society at Virginia Tech's Website!
We are a group of Iranian students at Virginia Tech. We are non-political, celebrate almost all Iranian occasions, create connections among Iranians in the area, and have a society with over 250 members.
Throughout the year, ISVT host several events for Iranian festivals and occasions such as Nowruz, Mehregan, Yalda, etc. You can see our ceremonies in the past few years in events page.
Call for Collaboration
New ideas, suggestions, and collaborations in our cultural activities are more than welcome. Are you interested?
Let us know.