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The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Advisory Council

The Mission:

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Advisory Council (MAEAC) advises the department on academic and professional issues pertaining to the undergraduate programs. The goals of MAEAC, as they relate to the undergraduate program, are to:
  1. review the B.S.M.E. degree program, and provide suggestions and input for program objectives,
  2. help the Department become aware of the educational needs of the technical community served,
  3. provide strategies for developing linkages with the technical community which will result in opportunities for collaboration, and
  4. help the Department in developing long range plans which will assist in identifying future initiatives/direction.

The advisory council is composed of professionals, many holding managerial or supervisory positions, from industrial companies and federal organizations located in the southeastern region of the Virginia. A significant percentage, if not majority, of Department graduates from Old Dominion University are employed in the southeastern region of Virginia.

The MAEAC members bring the industry perspectives, and they have been very active in recent years in the formulation, assessment and evaluation of the undergraduate program objectives. The Council meets twice a year during the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

The MAEAC Members:

Mr. David Burt
Engineering Program Manager
AMSEC LLC
Virginia Beach, VA
Mrs. Alma Martinez Fallon
Manager of Planning & Manufacturing Engineering
Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News, VA
Mr. James Francis
Senior Project Engineering
Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News, VA
Mr. Robert Gies
CVN 21 Whole Ship Integration Manager
Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News, VA
Mr. Lakshmi Gulabchand
Siemens Automotive
Newport News, VA

Mr. Richard Hayes
Quality Assurance Manager
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Richmond, VA
Mr. Joe LaPlaca
Adjunct Professor
ODU/Technology Applications Center
Norfolk, VA
Mr. Don Larsson
President
Larsson Equipment Corporation
Virginia Beach, VA
Mr. Sean Nally
Engineering Team Leader
Siemens Automotive
Newport News, VA
Dr. James Rooker
Deputy Director
ODU NASA Liaison
National Institute of Aerospace
Office/NASA Larc
Hampton, VA
Mr. Danny Sprinkle
NASA LaRC
Hampton, VA
ODU-NASA Liaison
Mr. Joseph Stark
Operations Manager
Bauer Compressors
Norfolk, VA
Mr. Jim Travers
Plant Manager
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America
Chesapeake, VA
Mr. Rodney Taylor
Technical Support Engineer
Dupont/Tyvek
Richmond, VA
Mrs. Donna Walker
President
Coordinator
DLS Engineering Associates, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA
Mr. Gary Weaver Sr.
Mechanical Engineering & MCAA
NSWC
Norfolk, VA

Dr. Michael Woodhouse
President
BioMx Corporation
Norfolk, VA