ECE Commencement Ceremony

Tickets are not required for the guests of the Class of Spring 2022.

On May 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Reynolds Coliseum, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes family and friends of our Spring 2022 graduates. We will be celebrating the dedication and commitment of our graduating doctoral, master, and bachelor degree students as they carry forward a tradition of excellence, accomplishment, and life-long learning.

We are excited to invite our 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates to return to campus with the opportunity to walk in our Graduation. We will ask that all 2020/Spring 2021 grads attending RSVP to ensure we are prepared to include you in the proceedings—more information will be provided closer to the event.

Photos

Photos taken by ECE during the ceremony are available on our Flickr Photos taken by Photo Specialities of each graduate will be available a couple of weeks after the ceremony, and samples are provided directly to the individual by Photo Specialties.

Directions

From Western Blvd., turn onto Pullen Road, go through the stoplight and turn onto Dunn Ave. The parking decking will be on your left between Jensen Drive and Jeter Drive.

Commencement Notes

Date:
May 5, 2022

Time:
11:00 a.m.

Place:
Reynolds Coliseum

Speaker:
Veena Misra

Student Speaker:
Sahaj J. Zalavadia

Doors Open:
10:30 a.m.

Please enter Reynolds from the Dunn Avenue Entrance.


Livestream

The ECE Department livestreams the Graduation Ceremony on this page at 11:00 a.m. EST on May 5, 2022.


Veena Misra

Distinguished Professor, NC State University

Misra received her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from NC State. Her research focuses on physical electronics, photonics and magnetics; power electronics and power systems; electronic energy systems packaging; and power semiconductor devices.

Under her leadership, NC State won an NSF Engineering Research Center on ASSIST. Through her role as director of the ERC on ASSIST, Misra is highly effective in building a community of faculties from many universities who work together with common research, education, and technical goals and are supported by a partnership with leaders in the industry. Her most important contributions to engineering education come from the culture she has established through ASSIST and her other work.

She has enabled students to gain a rich interdisciplinary research experience, capped off by experience in designing and building innovative technology. In this capacity, Misra has provided students with a pathway to fulfilling engineering careers in academia and industry. She has also made significant advances in the area of wide bandgap devices, metal electrodes, and high-K dielectrics for CMOS applications for which she also received the IEEE Fellow citation in 2012. Misra’s work in hybrid molecular-silicon memories is also noteworthy since she demonstrated fundamentally new directions with the convergence of solid-state devices and organic chemistry. The total funding with Misra either as a PI or a mission-critical Co-PI exceeds $59 million.

Sahaj J. Zalavadia

Class of 2022

Sahaj Zalavadia is a graduating senior from Charlotte, NC double majoring in Computer Engineering and Economics. During his time at NC State, he has participated in the University Honors Program, and the Benjamin Franklin Scholars, a dual degree program between the College of Engineering and College of Humanities and Social Sciences. On-campus he was involved as an Engineering Ambassador where he represented the College of Engineering and helped organize events such as Open House and supported E101/E102 courses as a teaching assistant.

Sahaj joined Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc., a South Asian interest fraternity focused on service, education, and unity, during his first semester on campus. Throughout the last four years, he has served in various roles from Academics Chair to President of the fraternity. His proudest achievement for the fraternity is helping organize Sangeet Saagar, a South Asian cappella competition that has raised thousands of dollars for charity.

Sahaj had the opportunity to study abroad in London during the summer of 2019 and experience engineering in a different country. With the knowledge he has gained through computer engineering and economics, he pursued two Software Engineering internships with Allstate and IBM. Upon graduation, Sahaj will be working for IBM as a Cloud Engineer in New York City where he hopes to use his background in computer engineering and economics to work in sales and provide unique solutions to clients.

Special Accommodations

Guests requiring accommodation for a disability or any assistive devices or services to participate in this activity, please contact:

Rachael Gruber
Phone: (919) 515-5086
Email: ece-graduation@ncsu.edu

Order of the Engineer

Many engineering and computer science societies’ codes of ethics include statements of the professional responsibilities of their working members. The purpose of this ceremony is to remind and encourage NC State College of Engineering students to be cognizant of these responsibilities as they embark on the professional phase of their lives. In addition, we wish to celebrate the conclusion of their time on campus and wish them well in future endeavors as they represent themselves, their families, the college and NC State itself.

The Recognition of Graduates Event on May 4, 2022 4:00 pm requires RSVP online.



Next Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation Ceremony for the Fall Class of 2022 will take place at Reynolds Coliseum. The date and time in December will be announced when available.

More details will be made available closer to the date. For any questions, contact ece-graduation@ncsu.edu

Past Graduation Ceremonies

Spring 2022

The Spring Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony held on May 5, 2022 in Reynolds Coliseum at 11:00 am.
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Fall 2021

The Fall Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony held on December 10, 2021 in Reynolds Coliseum at 1:00 pm.
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Spring 2021

The Spring Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony held on May 14, 2021 in at 10:00 am.
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Fall 2020

The Fall Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony held on December 4, 2020 in at 10:30 am.
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Spring 2020

The Spring Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony held on May 7, 2020 in at 1:00 pm.
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Fall 2019

The Fall Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony held on December 20, 2019 in Reynolds Coliseum at 4:00 pm.
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Spring 2019

The Spring Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony held on May 10, 2019 in Reynolds Coliseum at 9:00 am.
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Fall 2018

The Fall Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony held on December 19, 2018 in Reynolds Coliseum at 1:30 pm.
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Spring 2018

The Spring Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony held on May 10, 2018 in Reynolds Coliseum at 2:00 pm.
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Fall 2017

The Fall Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony held on December 15, 2017 in Reynolds Coliseum at 1:30 pm.
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Spring 2016

The Spring Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony held on May 5, 2016 in McKimmon Center at 7:30 pm.
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Fall 2016

The Fall Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony held on December 15, 2016 in Reynolds Coliseum at 10:00 am.
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Spring 2015

The Spring Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony held on December 16, 2015 in McKimmon Center at 5:30 pm.
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