Executive Board: Principal Officers

The Principal Officers are charged with effectively organizing and overseeing GSG meetings and other GSG-related events. The President chairs meetings and acts as GSG's liaison with the Michigan Tech administration. The Vice-President acts as a liaison with all Committee Chairs. The Secretary and Treasurer ensure the fair and efficient running of GSG business by carefully tending and organizing records and budgets.

 

"Prathamesh Deshpande is pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 from Savitribai Phule Pune University (previously University of Pune), Pune, India.

During the academic year 2014-2015, Prathamesh was granted his Master of Science degree from Michigan Technological University with a Report option. His report was on the computational study of a non-cylindrical, non-comformable CNG tank mounting on a pickup truck frame using finite element methods. 

He also served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two years under Dr. Aneet Narendranath for a senior level introductory finite element method course. The major duties as an assistant involved guiding senior students in gaining computational knowledge of the applications of the finite element methods in solving simple engineering problems.

Currently he is working as a Graduate Research Assistant on the US-COMP project (NASA STRI)."

“Jamie Berger is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science department. She is performing community-based research on Native American relationships with computing. Her goal is to learn how computer science curricula can be modified to harmonize with Native American traditional values. Outside of University, Jamie uses her social media platform to advocate for diversity in technology and offers anecdotal tips for surviving graduate school.”

"Sharath K Ankathi started his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering department in Spring ‘16. His main research focus is on sustainability and bio-processing. Apart from research, his interest on teaching made him to actively assist two graduate courses sustainable futures I &II for past 2 years. He enjoys playing badminton, table tennis and cricket."