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About SAB: At ECE we have set up a Student Advisory Board whose primary charge is to be the voice of the undergraduate class.

From each cohort level, freshman to senior year, two or three outstanding students are selected by the department chair to become board members, and by design, ECE programs are represented on the Student Advisory Board by its members.

For example, IEEE and ECE Club are represented by their presidents; at least three members are group study facilitators, the ECE Floor Residents Assistants sit on the board and all members rotate through other programs such as ECE Student Ambassadors and the Women at NJIT Program.

SAB Archives


Yetunde T. Adelekan
Senior, EE
Activities: Albert Dorman Honors College, Tau Beta Pi, IEEE, SWE

"From my internships I have seen how rewarding a career in Electrical Engineering can be, so after obtaining my BS, I plan to attend Graduate school alongside working full time as an engineer for the first two years of my career. Thereafter, I plan to work in research towards earning my PhD in Electrical Engineering and eventually I would like to lead my own team at a research center focusing on the invention of new and innovative products."

Syed Bilgrami
Junior, CE
Activities: ECE Floor, NJIT Nucleus Yearbook (Photography Editor), NJIT Student Ambassado
John Budd
Sophomore, CoE
Activities: ECE Club, ECE Course Facilitator

"I'm in my 4th semester at NJIT. I was originally a CS major, however I switched into ECE during my 2nd semester after taking Physics II. So far I've really enjoyed my time at NJIT and hope that my next 4 semesters will be just as productive."

Luis Bustamante
Junior, CoE
Activities: EOP (Educational Opportunity Program), ECE Club, HOST/SHPE (Hispanic Organization for Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers), Phi Eta Sigma honor society
Andres Crespo
Junior, CoE
Activities: EOP (Educational Opportunity Program), HOST/SHPE (Hispanic Organization for Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)

"The most important thing to me about my ECE experience so far is that professors and you advisors are always there to help you out no matter what. I would tell students that it is that it is a challenging department. It will challenge you and will prepare you for what the engineering field has to offer. It will change the way you look at a computer or a circuit. For their post-college future if they'd pick NJIT is that they will not leave NJIT without getting some connections to a company, without getting a great experience, and learning what it takes to become an engineer."

Matt deZaio
Senior, EE
Activities: IEEE, Peer Mentoring, Tau Beta Pi, NJIT Open House volunteer
Christopher Early
Freshman, CoE
Activities: Albert Dorman Honors College, Honors Recuitement Committee, Honors Service Committee, ECE Club

"I graduated from Woodbridge High School in 2008, I am a die hard Yankees fan and love to watch the games. I love swimming and playing golf on occassion. Trying to get involved as much as I can on campus is one of my goals while at NJIT. One of my favorite pastimes is vacationing during winter breaks to the Caribbean."

Mark Germar
Senior, CoE
Activities: ECE Club, ECE Mentoring Program, ECE Facilitator, SAC (Student Activities Council), Albert Dorman Honors College, Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Beta Pi
Pratik Jain
Senior, EE
Activities: ta Kappa Nu, ECE Club, Math Club, United Sikh Students, ECE Career Summer Exploration Program, Honors Retreat
Grace Lee
Sophomore, EE
Activities: RA (Resident Assistant), Albert Dorman Honors College, RHA (Residence Hall Association), Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society

"I graduated from Monmouth Regional High School June 2007 and started attending NJIT that following fall. I am currently the RA for Redwood third floor and I love being active on campus. I am a highly motivated person who enjoys both listening to and playing music."

Junnaid Malik
Senior, EE
Activities: ECE Club member
Francisco Mercado E-Banks
Senior, EE
Activities: Albert Dorman Honors College, Student Senate, IEEE, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu

"I am a U.S. Army Veteran and I attend NJIT under a full-scholarship from the Veteran's Affair Dept. I will be graduating this semester with my B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Due to my knowledge in Power Generation and Distribution (acquired both in NJIT and working as a Power Generation Engineer for the Army), I have secured a job as a Nuclear Electrical Engineer at PSEG in Salem, NJ. During my stay at NJIT, I have been very involved at NJIT and plan to stay associated with the university after I graduate.

I enjoy physical training whether running or weight lifting. I am a hard-core Patriots and Red Sox fan and enjoy watching and following their games results. I am a fan of traveling and meeting new friends. I enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, off-roading and fishing. I am also working on increasing my reading time to two books a month."

Michael Morris
Junior, EE
Activities: IEEE

"I am very involved here at NJIT. In particular, I am the vice-president of the IEEE Student Chapter and I try to get people interested in doing the power track since that's my specialization.  My hobbies include personal fitness and networking with friends."

Mohammad Farhan Haider Naqvi
Senior, EE
Activities: Albert Dorman Honors College, Tau Beta Pi
Salman Naqvi
Junior, EE
Activities: Tau Beta Pi, Albert Dorman Honors College, Student Senate, Technology Observer Magazine, Tutor for NJIT CAPE

"With the intent to study and the will to succeed, I began my undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering in 2006. Over the past three years, I have stayed actively engaged in Honors societies, Student clubs, Student facilitation, scholarly competitions and research. I feel great pride in being a part of NJIT for the tremendous opportunities and recognition this institute has offered me thus far."

Barbara Ohuabunwa
Senior, EE
Activities: African Students Association, IEEE, SWE, Student Senate, Sigma Psi Kappa Sorority, ECE Structured Group Study, Residence Hall Council
Aesha Patel
Senior, CoE
Activities: ECE Club, IEEE, SWE
Sunny Patel
Senior, EE
Activities: Albert Dorman Honors College, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, NCMR (National Consortium of MASINT Research) Scholar
Internships: NJ Transit, Citigroup: Global Wealth Management, Emerginvest
Janyll Perez
Senior, EE
Activities: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Tau Beta Pi, EOP (Educational Opportunity Program), Facilitator,
Internships: NJ Transit, Medical Assistant

"I graduated from Perth Amboy High School in June of 2004 and started my college education at NJIT in the Fall. I have a four-year-old daughter who is my joy, pride, and everyday motivation. I am also currently enrolled in the BS/MS program and plan to pursue my Master's degree in Engineering Management here at NJIT."

Leonardo Pugliese III
Sophomore, CoE
Activities: NECE Floor, Albert Dorman Honors College, IEEE
Joseph Regan
Junior, CoE
Activities: Playing guitar, NJIT Student Senatet

"I am currently on an internship in southern France working for an NGO, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF). TSF is closely affiliated with organizations such as the UN and does humanitarian telecommunications work. When I am home, I run my own computer company, the Shore Computer Company and I also work at the NJIT Computer Maintenance Facility (commonly known as CMF)."

Kevin Salvatore
Junior, CoE
Activities: IEEE

"I graduated from Washington Township Highschool in 2006 and started at NJIT shortly after. I am the current secretary for the NJIT IEEE Student chapter and have been for 2 years."

Jonathan Schohl
Senior, CoE
Activities: IEEE
Jaskiran Singh
Junior, CoE
Activities: United Sikh Students, ECE Club, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society

"From the time I started at NJIT, I have been very involved on campus and in the community. I was the President of United Sikh Students, where I tried to spread awareness about my religion. Currently, I am part of the ECE club which helps students in getting hands-on experience of the things they get to face in the real world and I am also a group study facilitator."

Jigar Tailor
Sophomore, CoE
Activities: Albert Dorman Honors College, Phi Eta Sigma, Math Recitation Teaching Assistant, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) tutor
Avneesh Vig
Junior, CoE
Activities: Student Senate, IEEE, ECE Club

"Over the years here at NJIT, I have not only been involved in the engineering program, but also have been active on campus in every aspect to show NJIT Pride. I have been a senator representing the Computer Engineering body in the Student Senate of NJIT. I have also been a active member and held various positions in academic clubs such as IEEE, and ECE Club. Being a member of the ECE Department's Student Adisory Board has also helped my intiative of making a difference."

Rafael Wilches
Senior, EE
Activities: Albert Dorman Honors College, Tau Beta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, IEEE

"As an NJIT Resident Assistant, I have worked closely with electrical engineering students who have developed themselves by building a living/learning community here. I have done internships at PSE&G for the past two years and have recently been recruited to work full time for the asset and reliability department at PSE&G."