Advisory Board & Councils

Advisory Board

Ana Claudia Arias Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department University of California, Berkeley

Felix Fritschi Professor, Division of Plant Sciences University of Missouri

Pramod Khargonekar Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Vice Chancellor for Research University of California, Irvine

Chandra Krintz Professor, Computer Science Department University of California, Santa Barbara

Daniela Rus Director, CSAIL and Deputy Dean of Research, College of Computing Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Daniel Schmoldt National Program Leader Affiliation USDA (retired)

Advisory Board

Edward Berger Professor of Engineering Education and Mechanical Engineering Purdue University

Vilma Fuentes Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Santa Fe College

Michael Johnson Teacher, Central High School of Philadelphia, and Executive Director, Philadelphia Robotics Coalition Central High School

Daniel Miller-Uueda STEAM Curriculum Specialist School District of Philadelphia

Joshua Viers Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering University of California, Merced

Gloria Kim Associate Chair for Research, Department of Engineering Education University of Florida

Diversity &
Culture of
Advisory Board

Beth Holloway Assistant Dean for Diversity and Engagement and Leah H. Jamieson Director of Women in Engineering, College of Engineering Purdue University

Camillo Taylor Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Professor in Computer and Information Science University of Pennsylvania

Curtis Taylor Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of Florida

Dania Matos Vice Chancellor for the Division of Equity & Inclusion University of California, Berkeley

Mai Komatsu Technology Acquisition and Alliance Manager Corteva Agriscience

Sharon Walker Dean of the College of Engineering & Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering Drexel University

Sherine Obare Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina Greensboro UNC Greensboro


Anna Hampton President Doctoral Student University of Florida

Elizabeth Schell Vice President Doctoral Student University of Pennsylvania

Vernon Crasto Diversity & Culture of Inclusion Liaison Doctoral Student University of Florida

Mehrad Mortazavi Workforce Development Liaison Doctoral Student University of California, Merced

Anne-Marie Zaccarin Innovation Ecosystem Liaison Doctoral Student University of Pennsylvania

Jingwen Zhang Professional Development Chair Doctoral Student University of Pennsylvania

Yaguang Zhang Postdoctoral Scholar Purdue University

Council of

Dawn Bonnell Senior Vice Provost for Research & Professor of Materials Sciences and Engineering University of Pennsylvania

Rakesh Goel Dean of the School of Engineering; Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of California, Merced

Mark Lundstrom Interim Dean of Engineering; Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University

Forrest Masters Interim Dean of the College of Engineering & Professor of Material Sciences University of Florida

The Industrial Practitioner Advisory Board and the Agricultural Systems Advisory Board may be found on the Innovation Ecosystem page.