Undergraduate Student 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):
Left to Right:Hiba Nabi, JIllian Donahue, Jared Carey, and Jessi Schafer
Graduate Student 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):
From Left to Right: Roja Eini, Ryan Green, Vishal Shah, Panagiotis Efthymakis
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.
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
Jeff Dowdell, P.E.
Manager, Facility Planning, Dominion Transmission, Inc.
Wendy Taylor Ellis, Ph.D.
Assistant Directory, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Product Yield Engineer, Micron Technology, Inc.
Laura Herbert, Ph.D
Principal, L.C. Bird High School
Georgios Karles, Ph.D
Director of Sensomics, Altria Client Services
Senior Associate Engineer, Altria Client Services
Staff Engineer, Altria Client Services
Frank Peri, Ph.D
Deputy Director, NASA Langley Research Center
Steven Ortley, M.B.A.
Segment Leader, Residential HVAC Ingersoll Rand
CJ Reddy, Ph.D
VP Business Development, Altair Engineering
Director of Product Development, Mobiquity, Inc.
Scott L. Schein
President, United Equipment Corp
James Brian Starling, M.B.A.
Project Manager, System Protection Engineering, Dominion Power
John Volakis, Ph.D
Dean and Professor, Florida International University
Joseph Yoder, Ph.D
Senior Tech Staff Member, Microelectronics Division, IBM ASIC Applications