ECE has a huge network of passionate alumni with over 8000 graduates and there has been a lot of alumni activity recently. For instance, at the college’s Leadership Summit on Oct 19, 2012 we had two of our notable department alums participatied: Lesa Benton Roe (BSEE ‘86, Director of Langley Research Center, NASA) and Linda Rae (BSEE ‘87, President of Keithley Instruments). This past year Power Grid Engineering President Michael Wright (BSEE ‘98) has supported speakers for our department seminar to discuss power systems.
These seminars have renewed the interest of our students and faculty in this vital area. We are also grateful for Carole T. and Harlan Y. Harrell, Jr. (BSEE ‘61) for supporting an endowed fund for engineering ethics in our department. Chris Malachowsky (BSEE ‘83, Co-Founder of nVIDIA) was the commencement speaker at our Spring 2013 commencement ceremony. These are just a few of the many alumni that are making an effort to get invoved in our department and give back. It is wonderful to have such successful alumni and fantastic that they continue to help us further our mission.