Renetta Garison Tull, PhD
Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs, UMBC
Director, PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC, USA)
Renetta Tull is Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (formerly Assistant Dean) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland.) She is also the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), a program of the National Science Foundation. Renetta Tull works with both faculty and students. She is trained as an engineer and speech scientist, but as an Assistant Dean, she has been a speaker and participant of programs of other disciplines such as the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland Baltimore, La Escuela de Asuntos Ambientales (The School of Environmental Sciences) at Universidad Metropolitana in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the American Institute of Mathematics in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Tull’s greatest joys come when she is able to help students to achieve their goals and dreams.
George J. Morales
Tau Beta Pi, Intel, USA
George J. Morales, PhD, is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He is also a graduate with a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. Currently, George is employed at Intel Corporation as a Test Research and Development Engineer working in Chandler, Arizona. He currently focuses his efforts on test technology development under the Sort Test Technology Division Group for a variety of Client products. George has also been an active participate in the Stay with It! program. This program is based on collaboration between industry, academia and government. The White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness created this program to address the high recidivism rate in undergraduate STEM programs within the Unites States. George has served as an Engineering Futures Facilitator since 2010 for the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, as well as serving on the Engineering Futures Planning Committee. The Engineering Futures program is intended to provide engineering students with workshops and exposure to skill sets that will aide in their transition from academia to their careers. This program focuses on people skills, team chartering, group process, analytical problem solving and effective presentation skills.
David Delaine, PhD
Escola Politécnica da USP- SPEED, BR
David A. Delaine has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, USA. He currently serves as the president of the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) which aims to provide a student voice to the global engineering education community. He was recently awarded the Fulbright Scholar award to perform postdoctoral research with Dean Jose Roberto Cardoso at the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo for his project titled "Assessing the Impact of One Boundary Spanner on University-wide STEM Educational Engagement" where he will attempt to optimize community/university relations for broadening participation in the STEM fields.” He has ambitions to significantly broaden the global pipeline of STEM talent.