Alumni Page

Faculty-Member -in-Residence

Gil Brown, Ph.D.

1988 Alumni

Elizabeth Abrahams

David L. Altomare

Jeffey A. Bowman

Elizabeth A. Fennell
(ASEE/Priarie View)

Seema Garg

Sheila Hayter
(ASHRAE/Kansas State)

Laurie Hellmer
(ASCE/Univ. of Illinois)

Sharon M. Jardrnak
(ANS/Ga. Tech)

Michael Kastensmidt
(SAE/Texas A&M)

Lisa A. Lofdahl
(NSPE/Colorado School of Mines)

Kara McFall-Grant
(ORSA/Arizona State)

Alan Pope

Lisa Shay
(IEEE/U.S. Military Academy)

Deborah Tauscher
(IES/Kansas State)

David Trebotich

Kimberly A. Warner
(ASTM/Kansas State)

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Bulletin Board

Elizabeth Fennell Schexnayder (ASEE/Priarie View) -- Upon completion, of the WISE Program in '88. I completed my BSME from Prairie View A&M and MSME from Georgia Tech. I married in July '92 and have two sons (Nikolaus-4 and Mykell-2). I am currently a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. I am performing mechanical design and analysis for various weapon-related components and systems. One of my more interesting projects is the Enhanced Surveillance Program (ESP), which is focusing on extending the life of weapon components in our enduring stockpile. (1/28/00)

Seema Garg (ASTM/Duke) entered graduate school in the field of medical imaging and did an internship at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. After receiving her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 1994, she worked in Tokyo, Japan where she collaborated with a Japanese researcher, traveled, and attempted to learn the language. In 1992, she married Abhi Kshirsagar, currently a medical resident at the University of North Carolina. She was expected to graduate from medical school at Duke in 1997.

Laurie Hellmer Currently living in Chicago, IL (12/04)

Lisa Lofdahl (NSPE/Colorado School of Mines) -- After the WISE Program, I graduated from the Colorado School of Mines and started work as an environmental engineer for a natural gas pipeline company in Texas. I worked in Texas and Louisiana with that company for 6 years before leaving to return to school. I graduated from Harvard with a JD/MBA in 1999 and currently practice corporate law in New York city. (01/04/02)

Alan Pope (ANS/Clemson) -- Graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina where he majored in Ceramic Engineering. At Clemson, Mr. Pope was named the outstanding student in the College of Engineering in both his junior and senior years. He received his masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1992, publishing his thesis in The Journal of Materials Science. Graduated with honors from Emory University where he was named a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar and First Honor Graduate of his class. Following graduation from law school in 1994, he clerked for Chief Judge Henry Politz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Joined Moore & Van Allen, PLLC in Fall 1995 and concentrates in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts, and trading of distressed debt. (09/06/01)  Fleeing engineering, I became a lawyer. I'm a partner with Moore & Van Allen PLLC, a large firm in Charlotte, NC. I represent banks (easy to do in Charlotte) in distressed credits. My career does not require me to use any of my engineering training, but I have no complaints. In 1998, I married another attorney at the firm and we now have 2 kids and a black lab. I still have a passion for politics and may direct my efforts that direction soon enough. Feel free to give me a buzz if you are in the area.(01/04/02)

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