Richard Olawoyin

Richard Olawoyin, associate professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Oakland University (OU) and U.S. Fulbright Scholar. He is a professional engineer (P.E.) with multidisciplinary research interests in stochastic system optimization and functional system safety analysis. He received his PhD in Energy Engineering from Penn. State University. He has served as the faculty adviser for… Read more »

Duyen Nguyen

Duyen Nguyen is the co-chair of Engineers Without Borders USA’s (EWB-USA) Council of Regional Presidents where she manages a network of regional representatives, state representatives and chapter presidents. She has extensive international and domestic community engineering project/impact experience. Nguyen has been with EWB-USA since 2010 when she joined as Chapter President of the Louisiana State… Read more »

William Wepfer

William Wepfer served as the Eugene C. Gwaltney Jr. School Chair and Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech from 2008 to 2018. Wepfer’s research covered the areas of thermal systems, heat transfer and thermodynamics. Wepfer is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ABET and… Read more »

S. K. Ramesh

S. K. Ramesh, Ph.D., is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and the former director and lead principal investigator of the AIMS2 Program supported by a multi-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s HSI-STEM program. AIMS2 has received several national and international awards for improving student success with high impact… Read more »

Yvette E. Pearson

Dr. Yvette E. Pearson is Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her university-based and consulting efforts have led to over $40M in funding to support the success of students from minoritized and marginalized identities. A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), her work has… Read more »

Renetta Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the University of California Davis’ inaugural Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), which houses Academic Diversity, the Office of Campus Community Relations, four centers, and Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (DEI within the medical school, nursing school and health center). She also serves on the Chief Diversity Officers… Read more »

Ignatios Vakalis

Ignatios Vakalis was born on the island of Lesvos, Greece. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Physics, from the Univ. of Patras, a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Math from Western Michigan University. From 1992-2006, Vakalis served as professor of math and computer science at Capital University – Ohio. He served as… Read more »

Jenna Carpenter

Dr. Jenna Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University and President of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). An expert on issues impacting success of women in STEM and innovative STEM curricula, she has held national leadership roles including ASEE Vice President, WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) President and… Read more »

Ramiro Jordan

Dr. Ramiro Jordan is a scientist, innovator, educator and entrepreneur. He is a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of New Mexico. Currently, he is the Associate Dean of Engineering for Global Initiatives. His research activities include sustainability, Peace Engineering, smart grids, cognitive radio, multidimensional… Read more »

Mike McMeekin

Mike McMeekin is one of the founders of Engineering Change Lab-USA (ECL), a non-profit focused on the future of engineering and fostering change in engineering that will increase its contributions in support of a more resilient society. He became ECL’s first President/Executive Director in 2019. McMeekin served as President of Lamp Rynearson, an engineering, landscape… Read more »