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Faculty-Member -in-Residence

Ron Hira
George Mason Univ.

2001 Alumni

Matthew A. Bright
Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor/IEEE

Christina N. Brow
Syracuse Univ./NSPE

Richard L. Cordaro
Iowa State Univ./IEEE

Jeffrey B. Hixon
Ohio State Univ./ANS

Alexis D. Lazarine
Texas A&M/ANS

Joseph D. Pacey
Kansas State Univ./SAE

Brian H. Pandya
Penn State Univ./ASME

Ashley J. Pingree
Univ. of Utah/NSF

Erik C. Porse
Univ. of Hartford/SAE

John J. Rohrbacher
Ohio State Univ./SAE

Brent R. Rowe
North Carolina State/IEEE 

Daniel J. Stanton
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology/ NSF

Matthew K. Swenty
Univ. of Missouri at Rolla/ASCE

Christine M. Vehar
Univ. of Dayton/ASME

Jennifer R. Walden
Illinois Institute of Technology/AIChE

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Bulletin Board

Christina Brow -- Finished up my MS in Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. The research I was involved me sent me to Switzerland for 6 months which was a great experience. I currently live in San Diego and am a Research Associate at UCSD. I run a small nephrology (kidneys) research lab where I'm the only actual employee. In January of '06 I start my PHd at University of Nevada at Reno where I'll work with the Membrane Research Group there on stuff similiar to my MS research. (9/05)

Updated Rick Cordaro --  I am a program manager at Lockheed Martin, a major aerospace/defense contractor. My past work assignments have included systems engineering, functional management, project leadership, technical assistant to the VP/General Manager, and corporate strategic development. I live in Syracuse, NY and graduated with a BSEE from Iowa State University (2003) and a MSEE from Syracuse University (2007). I am currently pursuing an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. (6/14)

Jeff Hixon -- I graduated spring of 2002 with a BS in welding engineering and I'm now currently employed at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville, MD. I also married Monica Smith on July 15, 2002!! (9/02)

Alexis Lazarine -- I am currently in the Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. program at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. I have just begun working on a research project concerning radiation biology and oncology. (1/04)

Joseph Pacey -- I graduated from Kansas State University in 2002 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and for the last two years I have been working for Burns & McDonnell - an engineering consulting company in Kansas City. (1/05)

Brian H. Pandya --  I'm currently a Partner at the law firm Wiley Rein in Washington, DC ().  My practices focuses mainly on patent litigation and counseling.  After graduating from the WISE program and Penn State, I went to the University of Michigan Law School and then spent about a year clerking for Judge Leonard Davis on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas before joining Wiley Rein (6/13)

Erik Porse -- I graduated in May 2005 with a Masters degree in Science and Technology Public Policy from George Mason University. Started working at the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) in July 2005, and continue my graduate research in regional development, technology, and sports policy. Before that, I graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in acoustical engineering and music, and worked at the Naval Research Lab from 2002-2005, but also traveled as much as possible! (06/05)

Brent Rowe -- I am still working for Research Triangle Institute down in Research Triangle Park, NC. doing economic analysis of technology-related public policy issues. Thus far I've done consulting work for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the North Carolina Utilities Commission, and the Department of Homeland Security. I'm also working towards a Master's in Economics at NC State University. Proof that WISE pays off after the program ends: Erik Porse is coming to interview with my group at RTI next week! (1/05)

Daniel Stanton --  I am currently enrolled in an M. Eng. program at M.I.T. studying Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  My WISE experience really helped me understand how things get done in our government, and why public policy is such a critical component of engineering projects. (website) (10/07)

Christine Vehar -- I graduated from the University of Dayton in May 2002. I am now a graduate student at the University of Michigan. I am planning on earning both my MS and PhD in mechanical engineering in hopes of becoming more influential in academia and the political arena. (3/03)

Jennifer Walden -- I am graduating with my BS from IIT this May, 2002. Next fall I am heading to Boston University to get a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. (3/02)

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