The Team Stern2STEM People
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).
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!
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.
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).
Undergraduate student project assistant. Brian is pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a US Navy Veteran.
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).
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.
A tutor for veterans. Connor is pursuing an M.E. in Systems Engineering at ODU. He received his B.S. in Physics, ODU (2014).
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).
Military Student Connection Center
The Military Student Connection Center is committed to assisting veterans including active duty service members, reservists, guardsmen and their families to successfully navigate the transition to academic life. Their goal is to provide comprehensive support for students to succeed at ODU from the point of admission through graduation and ultimately on to a productive career.
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.