Viniotis Becomes New Associate Department Head

May 23, 2007
Dr. Yannis Viniotis has been appointed Associate Department Head effective March 1, 2007. Dr. Viniotis arrived at NC State in August of 1988 as an assistant professor. He received tenure in 1994 and became a full professor in 2005. As the new Associate Department Head he will direct the undergraduate program including shaping the ECE curricula, enhancing student relations and overseeing day to day operations. When asked about his goals in the position, Dr. Viniotis said, “After spending four years in industry and then reading a National Academy of Engineering study on the education of the engineer of 2020, I realized there were questions that we needed to ask now about our academic program. I wanted to start a dialogue among the faculty about topics like what skills the engineer of 2020 will need and how we can address challenges generated by globalization of the work force and increasing system complexity.”