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Standing Council

The intellectual brain trust providing fuel to the ERVA engine is its Standing Council, which solicits and integrates input from all stakeholders with interest in engineering research. The Standing Council convenes quarterly to explore contemporary and future research/translational opportunities.
“We are facing enormous challenges in our society that require a revisioning of engineering research, including the still-emerging field of engineering education research. I feel tremendously privileged to be part of this team to inform the strategic investment of funds that can fuel the developments that are needed to sustain our future.”
Jennifer M. Case
Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Education
Virginia Tech
"If the last year has taught us anything, it is that engineering matters! More than ever, engineering is central to the grand challenges confronting society, and I am delighted to see ERVA providing national leadership and am proud to be part of this initiative."
Vijay Kumar
Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
"In order to maintain the leading position of the U.S. in the scientific community, identifying and fostering transformational engineering research is of utmost importance. I'm honored to be part of this organization and I'm looking forward to help shape the future of future research for our country."
Erik Meijer
Engineering Director
“I am excited to join the ERVA team and the opportunity to help accelerate collaborative engineering research leading to innovations that translate to scientific leadership that benefits the public.”
C. Michael Carolina
Executive Director
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology

Past Members

Jay Walsh

Interim Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation, University of Illinois

Gerardine G. Botte

Professor and Whitacre Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
Texas Tech University

Stacey D. Finley

Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California

Oliver Schmitz

Thomas and Suzanne Werner Professor in Engineering Physics and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nancy G. Love

Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan

Karen Heidelberger

Partner and Chief Partnership and Communications Officer
Deerfield Management
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