Undergraduate Advisory Board
The Undergraduate Student Advisory Board (USAB) was created by the Electrical & Computer Engineering department with the general purpose of working with the chair and faculty to initiate student support programs and speak at recruiting events to promote VCU Engineering around the area. Since September 2015, the USAB has promoted VCU academics at over 15 public events including the UCI Bike-Race, the Broad Street Mile Race, VCU Open House events, and high-school outreach events.
Members (pictured above):
(Top Left to Right) Jared Carey, Niraj Patel, Andrew Stasi, Hunter Bruce, Nick Agee, Jillian Donohue, Maria Asselanis.
(Bottom Left to Right) Dajion Martin, William Friend, Roxanne Jassawalla, Hiba Nabi, Adeeb Stwodah.
(Missing from Photo) Jessica Shaffer, Sanjana Paul, Alex Surette.
Graduate Advisory Board
The Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) was created by the Electrical & Computer Engineering department with the general purpose of striving to enhance the experience of graduate student life by working with the chair and faculty to increase exposure for the ECE graduate program, work to promote and increase research and entrepreneurship opportunities, and collaborate with the graduate student body to address concerns or new ideas within the department.
Members (pictured above):
Justine Lynn Drobitch, Rameez Khimani, Arthur French, Georgios Bakirtzis, Ryan Green
External Advisory Board
The external advisory board consists of members representing the key corporations and industries that are targets for our graduates. The general purpose of the board is to advise our programs on matters related to their mission and growth. It will work with the chair and faculty to examine the department’s chosen goals in support of its mission and provide opinion and direction with respect to proposed actions.
Beth Armbruster, Principal, Mills E. Godwin High School
Mohamed Belkhayat, Ph.D, R&D Engineer, Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding
Reuben Burch V, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
Henry Dante, Ph.D, Associate Principal Scientist, Altria Client Services
Utkan Demirci, Ph.D, Assoc. Professor , Stanford Medical School
Jeff Dowdell, P.E., Manager, Facility Planning, Dominion Transmission, Inc.
Laura Hebert, Ph.D, Principal, L.C. Bird High School
Georgios Karles, Ph.D, Director of Sensomics, Altria Client Services
Roger King, Ph.D, CAVS Director and Distinguished Professor, Mississippi State University
Michael McCollum, Ph.D, Software Engineer, Google, Inc.
Wendy Ellis, Ph.D, Director, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Behnam Moradi, Ph.D, Quality and Reliability Manager, Micron Technology, Inc.
Tamika Murrell, Production Planner, Altria
Steven Ortley, MBA, Sr. Manager, Honeywell
Frank Peri, Deputy Director, Engineering Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center
CJ Reddy, Ph.D, VP Buiness Development, Altair Engineering
Skylar Roebuck, Director of Product Development, Mobiquity, Inc.
James Brian Starling, Project Manager, System Protection Engineering, Dominion Power
Scott Schein, President, United Equipment Corp
John Volakis, Ph.D, Professor and Director Electro Science Laboratory, Ohio State University
Joseph Yoder, Ph.D, Senior Tech Staff Member, IBM