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Distinguished Lecture — An Engineer's Journey Through Atoms and Pixels


E-Week 2024 Distinguished Lecture: Tuesday, February 20th, 7pm-8:30pm @ Haymarket Theater

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Tech Executive, Uma Jayaram

In collaboration with the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, the Student Engineers' Council (SEC) is proud to host Uma Jayaram M.S. ‘88, Ph.D. ‘91. As a technology executive, Jayaram leads initiatives at the intersection of innovation, talent, and social impact for Electronic Arts — specifically in the areas of AI adoption and digital innovation.

Hear our guest speaker give an inspiring lecture, followed by a Q&A with the audience! In her live presentation, mechanical engineering alumna Jayaram will share insights from her three-decade journey as an engineer, including:

  • How her teams have explored the increasing role of AI in our lives
  • What the lessons of the Gestalt from the past decades of navigating between the physical realm (atoms) and the digital/virtual environment (pixels) offer as we enter this new phase
  • The unique vantage point engineers hold in addressing the challenges and opportunities of our times

RSVP — How to Attend?

Entry will be free, however it is recommended you RSVP using the form below to allow us to get an accurate headcount.


When: February 20th, 2024 @ 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: Haymarket Theater (Students) or Virtually (Alumni)
Who's Invited: All Virginia Tech Students, Faculty, & Alumni
Tickets: Student RSVP (entry will be granted on a "first come, first serve" basis).

We will also be hosting a webinar for alumni to join in. Alumni RSVP