Listee Features — Engineering


Dr. Mi Lu is a registered professional engineer, who specializes in educating students at Texas A&M University. In 1987, she joined the faculty at the university as an assistant professor. Through the years, she has moved into roles of an associate professor and professor. At the university, she focuses on training students in computer engineering. Dr. Lu’s research interests include parallel computer, distributed processing, computer architectures, computer networks, computer arithmetic, computational geometry and VLSI algorithms. Dr. Lu became involved in her profession because she came from an engineering family; her father and mother are also both in engineering. One is into hydo-electronic power, which is a very prestigious service. They designed many important projects that are still in use today.

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Kathi Williams


With many years of practiced industry experience to her credit, Kathi L. Williams currently serves as an operating engineer for the International Union of Operating Engineers. In this capacity, she operates heavy equipment, supervises pipeline installment, and provides heavy highway and bridge construction services. Dedicated to her community, she contributes to those in need through the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the American Veterans, and Moose and Eagle. Additionally, Ms. Williams proudly volunteers with many veterans’ organizations in her area. Prior to embarking upon her professional path, Ms. Williams wanted to pursue a career in the military, and eventually work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In 1981, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in marine biology

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Basma El Zein


Basma El Zein, PhD, demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of her career, and is considered an expert in nanotechnology and renewable. She is currently the director general of the Governance and Sustainability Center. Since 2017, she has served as the dean of scientific research at the University of Business and Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has also been the director of the Research and Consultation Center at the institution since 2015. Dr. El Zein’s career in academia began in 1999 when she began as an instructor at the Jeddah International School. Throughout the years, she took on teaching and research positions at Dar Al Hekma University and the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology. Furthermore, she has been

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Christine De Zeeuw


For just over three years, Christine E. De Zeeuw has excelled as an electrical engineer with SeaLandAire Technologies, where she designs and tests circuit boards for defense applications and the marine industry. She also dedicates her time to designing and testing sonobuoys. Although her career has just begun, she is especially proud of the work she has conducted on her first off-site field test on a naval base on San Clemente Island in San Diego. She was able to go along and test the hardware she had been working on for a long time, put all the pieces together and actually see it function in the field. It was satisfying for Ms. De Zeeuw to see the culmination of all

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Lisa Onishi


Dr. Lisa M. Onishi prepared for her career at the University of Washington in Seattle, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2000. She continued her education at the University of California Berkeley, earning a DSChemE in 2009, and, after garnering experience as an engineer at UCT Fuel Cells, she accepted a position at Intel in 2010. Since starting at Intel, Dr. Onishi has excelled as a chemical engineer, researcher and senior process engineer for the company. Initially, Dr. Onishi became involved in her profession because she believed that engineering would allow her to use science in an applicable, practical manner. She had an interest in chemistry and was drawn to the possibility that she could make

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Fern DoVale


Drawing upon 15 years of practical experience in engineering, Fern L. DoVale, PE, most recently served as an engineering manager at Integrated Engineering Software, Inc., in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, from 1992 until her retirement in 1993. Prior to this illustrious appointment, she held a position as the engineering manager at NPS Technologies Group, Inc., in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, from 1989 to 1992, where she also served as a project manager in Secaucus, New Jersey, between 1988 and 1989. Likewise, she is a past project engineer, lead engineer, senior engineer and engineer at Nuclear Power Services, Inc., in Secaucus, serving in these roles between 1980 and 1988. Ms. DoVale commenced her career in 1978 as an associate engineer at

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Always interested in science, Diane M. Vanderwalker, PhD, eventually went into material science in school, and chose to work on dislocations of precipitation and materials. There were different problems she was able to work on over the years, and it wasn’t just one problem. She liked having different types of publications. Dr. Vanderwalker began her professional career as a NATO fellow at the University of Oxford in England from 1981 to 1982 before serving as an assistant professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook from 1983 to 1985. She then served as a materials research engineer at the U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratory, now known as the Army Research Laboratory, in Watertown, Massachusetts, from 1986

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Sandra Cynar


Initially interested in pursuing a career in mathematics, Sandra J. Cynar, PhD, was encouraged to go into engineering by the wife of a family friend, who was a mathematician. She began her professional career as a controls engineer at General Dynamics in Pomona, California, in 1963, remaining in this position until 1965 when she entered the management training program at Pacific Telephone in Alhambra, California. In 1966, she served as a scientific programmer in the Apollo program at North American Rockwell in Downey, California. Two years later, she went to McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, California, to work on the DC-10 until 1970, when she had her son and stopped working to raise her family. When it was time for

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Backed by expertise in engineering, Jennifer J. Ingmire has thrived at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), a subsidiary of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). She joined NAVAIR as an aerospace engineer at the NAVAL Aviation Depot in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1995. She transferred to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in 2001 as a human systems engineer. In 2003, she moved to NAWCAD Patuxent River as a mechanical engineer, where she advanced in her career to an Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering (APMSE). Over the years, Ms. Ingmire has worked on a wide range of programs and projects for the organization, but one that really stands out to her is the International Instruction for

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Highly-regarded as an executive in the field of engineering, statistical, and process improvement methodologies, Dr. Susan Schall is celebrating more than two decades of professional excellence. Although she considered becoming a lawyer in high school, she realized pre-law programs didn’t require the math and science she loved, so she turned toward engineering. A light bulb went off when she discovered industrial engineering, and she knew at once that it was going to be her career. Set on her path, Dr. Schall earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the State University of New York in 1981. She then received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University and followed that

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