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The Team Stern2STEM People

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    Dr. Anthony Dean

    The primary investigator for this project. Dr. Dean has over 15 years of educator experience, he is currently an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University within the Engineering Fundamentals Division. He received his PhD in Engineering Management Systems, ODU (2003). He earned an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary, (2000) and his B.S. in Engineering Technology, ODU (1998).

    Dr. Yuzhong Shen

    A co-investigator for this project. Dr. Shen has experience in visualization and computer graphics, game-based learning, and modeling and simulation. He is currently an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University within the Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Engineering Department. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware (2004). He earned an M.S. in Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University (2000) and his B.S. in Engineering Electrical Engineering, Fudan University (1990).

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    Dr. Jennifer Michaeli

    A co-investigator for this project. Dr. Michaeli has 13 years of experience as a Naval Architect and Program Manager, she currently leads the Marine Engineering Specialty as an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University within the Engineering Technology Department. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering, ODU (2010). She earned an M.Sc. in Ocean Systems Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1999) and her B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute (1998).

    Dr. Linda Vahala

    A co-investigator for this project. Dr. Vahala is an Associate Dean in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University. She received her PhD in Applied Physics, ODU (1983). She also received her M.S. in Physics, University of Iowa (1972) and her B.S. in Physics, University of Indiana (1969).

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    Sandy Waters

    A co-investigator for this project.┬áMs. Waters is the Executive Director for Advising and Transfer Programs at Old Dominion University. She received her M.S. in Journalism, University of Illinois (1981) and her B.S. in Communication, University of Wisconsin – Superior (1980).

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    Katie Smith

    Game Developer and Content Designer. Katie is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. She received her M.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics, ODU (2009); she has two B.S. one in Applied Mathematics, ODU (2008) and the other in Mechanical Engineering, ODU (2008). She is currently pursuing her PhD in Modeling, Simulation, Visualization Engineering (MSVE). She continuously keeps the team in check and helps maintain good coding practices!

    John Shull

    Virtual Reality Engineer by day, Unity Developer by night. John is a PhD student within the MSVE program at ODU. He received his M.E. in Modeling, Simulation, Visualization Engineering, ODU (2014) and his B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Decision Sciences, ODU (2011). John spends most of his time lost within quaternion calculations. He would rather be developing and not playing with red tape.

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  • Dr. Ashish Tamhane

    A tutor for veterans. Dr. Ashish Tamhane is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, ODU. He received his M.S in Aerospace Engineering and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, ODU (2017). He has a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mumbai (2004).

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    Dr. Praveen Malali

    A tutor for veterans. Dr. Praveen Malali is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering, ODU. He received his M.S and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, ODU (2015). He has a B.Tech in Industrial Engineering from BMS College of Engineering (2006).

    Patrick Heaney

    A tutor for veterans. Patrick is pursuing an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at ODU. He received an M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania (2014) and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University (2009). After graduating from Yale, Patrick served in the Marine Corps Reserve and taught 6th Grade Mathematics at LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden, New Jersey.

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    Connor Schwalm

    A tutor for veterans. Connor is pursuing an M.E. in Systems Engineering at ODU. He received his B.S. in Physics, ODU (2014).

    Brian Eller

    Undergraduate student project assistant. Brian is pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a US Navy Veteran.

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    Beverly Forbes

    Senior personnel on this project. Ms. Forbes helps with job fairs and veteran employment positions. She is the Interim Director for Career Development Services and the liason to the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. Ms. Forbes received an M.S. in Education, Guidance and Counseling, ODU (1987) and a B.S. in Education, Secondary Education, and Business Education, ODU (1979).

    Bill Brown

    Director for the Military Student Connection Center at ODU and senior personnel on this project. Mr. Brown received an MBA, Webster University and a B.A. in Economics and Business, Lafayette College.

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The Stern2STEM project is a funded by the Office of Naval Research under grant 11899718: From Stern to STEM: A pilot program for the recruitment and education of Veterans.