Dr. Afrin Naz
Dr. Afrin Naz is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science and Information
Systems department at West Virginia Institute of Technology. She received her PhD
degree in Computer Science from the University of North Texas. She received more
than 20 grants and authored numerous conference and journal papers. Dr. Naz is
the Google Ambassador in West Virginia and arranged 5 face to face and online Computer
Science workshops for k12 teachers at West Virginia. She is the funding Director
of STEM Summer Academy of Girls in West Virginia and has also organized more than
10 workshops and camps for K-12 teachers and students. She serves as the Program
Chair Elect of the 125th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition and serves on the
Strategic Committee of West Virginia Department of Education. She is the director
of West Virginia affiliate of NCWIT (National Center of Women and Information Technology),
an ABET IDEAL scholar and West Virginia TECH Golden Bear Scholar. Dr. Naz is also
the funding director of EMPOWERS (Establishing Mentoring Pipeline of Women through
Education and Research in STEM).
Dr. Mingyu Lu
Mingyu Lu received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua
University, Beijing, China, in 1995 and 1997 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree
in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in
2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Electromagnetics
Laboratory in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was an assistant
professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at
Arlington from 2005 to 2012. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2012 and he is
currently an associate professor. His research interest includes wireless power
transmission, radar systems, microwave remote sensing, antenna design, and computational
electromagnetics. He was the recipient of the first prize award in the student
paper competition of the IEEE International Antennas and Propagation Symposium,
Boston, MA in 2001. He served as the chair of Antennas and Propagation Society
of IEEE Fort Worth Chapter from 2006 to 2011. He is currently serving as the treasurer
of IEEE West Virginia Section.
Ana Alonso Olea
Ana Alonso Olea is a Senior from Spain who is studying Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. She is the President of the WVU Tech SAE Aero Club, and a member of the WVU Tech Volleyball Team. Ana is also the Vice President of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society and a part of the Pi Tau Sigma Chapter. She is currently working as a mentor to High School Students and researching different techniques to engage girls towards STEM fields careers. When she graduates, she plans to pursue her dream and find a job in the Aerodynamics field.
Caitlyn Taylor is from Oak Hill, Wv and graduated from Fayetteville High School in 2019. She is currently a sophomore at studying Computer Science and History at West Virginia University Institution of Technology. Once she obtains her degree, she plans on pursuing her dream to work in Cyber Security with the Department of Defense.
Robinson graduated from Liberty High School in 2017. I am currently a junior at
WVU Tech with the major Information Systems and I plan on becoming an IT
professional for the FBI agency in Charleston WV.
Elizabeth Lowe is from Fayetteville, WV and graduated from Oak Hill High School in 2020. She is a freshman at West Virginia University Institute of Technology and is studying Information Systems. This past summer she was an intern for the First2 Network at the WVU Tech site conducting research on pulsar data and cyclostationary plots. After obtaining her undergraduate at WVU Tech, she plans to pursue a Master’s in Management Information System.
Hayley Gill is currently a junior who previously majored in Nursing and transitioned to Information Systems. I graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 2017 in Beckley, WV. In the future, I plan to venture out of state and pursue a career in the tech industry. I love learning about other cultures, and I enjoy watching anime.
My name is Isabel Barrio and I am from Madrid, Spain. I am a mathematics major with minors in computer science and economics at WVU Tech. I am also a member of WVU Tech’s Women’s Basketball team. I have been working on middle school after-school programs in West Virginia since 2018, and I have been the leader for multiple NCWIT AspireIT programs. I am currently a senior, and in the future, I plan on furthering my education by pursuing graduate studies in mathematics.
Jalen Wayt is from Ravenswood, WV and graduated from Ravenswood High School with honors in 2018. He is currently a junior studying Computer Science. He is an active member in Christian Student Union where he serves as President and also resides on the WVU Tech Rocket League Esports team. Once he obtains his degree, he plans on pursuing his dream of becoming a software engineer.
John Clay is from Alderson WV and received his GED in 2018. He is currently a junior studying computer science at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. After graduating, John plans to pursue a career in cyber security with the US government.
John Morgan is from Ronceverte, WV and graduated from Greenbrier East High School in May of 2018. He is currently a junior studying Computer Science at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Once he obtains his degree, he plans on pursuing a career in software development.
Steven Smith is from South Portland ME. He is currently a senior studying computer science at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. He also runs on the cross country and track team at WVU Tech. After graduation, Steven plans on pursuing his MS in computer science as well as continuing his athletics career after graduating in May 2021.
Tommi Kenneda is from Oceana WV and graduated Westside High School in 2018. She is currently a junior studying computer science at West Virginia University Institute of Technology and is also a part of the Rocket League Esports team. Once she obtains her degree, she plan on pursuing my dream of working with bio-prosthetics and exoskeletons.
Tyler Kibler is a sophomore studying computer science at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. He graduated from Washington Highschool in Charles Town, WV in 2019. He is currently the secretary for the campus chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), as well as a part of the Rainbow 6: Siege Esports team. After graduating he intends to pursue a career in software development.
Cody is currently a senior at West Virginia University Institute of Technology
studying Computer Science and Information Systems. In the past, he has assisted
with research on implementing low-cost high-performance computing (HPC) clusters.
In addition to that research, he has developed curricula for courses designed to
train WV public school teachers in project-based learning (PBL) as well as courses
designed to equip WV public school teachers to teach computer science electives
in their classrooms. In addition to developing curricula for these courses, he
recorded numerous videos, assisted with online delivery, and provided continuing
in-school support for the teachers involved. Upon graduation, he plans to enter
the workforce and pursue a career in software development or IT administration.