Firm Partners Thomas Panza and Susan Horovitz Maurer were in attendance at the reception to welcome the new NSU College of Engineering and Computing Dean, Yong X. Tao. Dean Tao was welcomed at a reception held on September 13th, 2016.
Dr. Tao joins NSU from the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, where he served as founding chair of the Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) Department, UNT endowed PACCAR professor of engineering, UNT distinguished research professor, and director of UNT’s PACCAR Technology Institute. There, he led the impressive growth of MEE programs – the enrollment climbed to approximately 750 undergraduate students and 80 M.S. and Ph.D. students in just five years. In addition, Dr. Tao was instrumental in securing ABET accreditation for the MEE undergraduate program and establishing the new Ph.D. program.
The College of Engineering and Computing is located in the Wayne Huizenga & Carl DeSantis building.