College of Engineering names student marshals for 2016 spring commencement


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Philip Graybill, Emma Roudabush, Christopher Roth, and Matthew Kiprovski, all from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have been selected to serve as student marshals for the College of Engineering’s May 6 spring commencement.

College of Engineering marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Graybill, of Woodbury, Pa., will represent the electrical engineering baccalaureate degree program and will receive his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He has chosen Mehdi Kiani, assistant professor of electrical engineering, to be his faculty escort.

A member of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Honor Society, the international electrical and computer engineering honor society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Graybill is a non-traditional student. He already has a bachelor of science degree in music education from Messiah College and returned to school for his electrical engineering degree after working for Randstad Technologies in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for seven years.

Graybill is a Schreyer Scholar and was the recipient of the Dr. John Brown, Jr. Scholarship; the Madden Honors Scholarship; the Harold I. Tarpley Memorial Scholarship; and the Class of 1922 Memorial Scholarship. He also received the Evan Pugh Senior Scholar Award and the Erickson Discovery Grant academic awards while attending Penn State. His extracurricular activities included the Penn State Cross Country Club and being a member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church choir as well as their youth choir director. While at Penn State, he worked as an intern at FCI, Inc. in Valley Green, Pa., where he collected data on electronic interconnects and wrote internal and customer reports.

Following graduation, Graybill will pursue a graduate degree in electrical engineering.

Emma Roudabush and Christopher Roth will represent the computer science baccalaureate degree program.

Roudabush, of Murrysville, Pa., will receive her bachelor of science degree in computer science and has chosen John Hannan, associate professor of computer science and engineering, to be her faculty escort.

She is a Schreyer Scholar and is the recipient of the Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship and the President’s Freshman Award. Her extracurricular activities include the CodePSU board of directors, the Association for Computing Machinery (corporate relations officer 2013-15), the Association of Women in Computing (treasurer 2012-14), School of EECS Undergraduate Advisory Committee, Undergraduate Speaking Center (mentor 2014-16), Microsoft Intern Ambassador, and She++. Roudabush also served as  a learning assistant for the computer science 360 discrete mathematics class in spring 2015.

All three of her internship experiences were at Microsoft. She served as a software engineering intern, where she was a part of the universal store subscriptions team and created web-based administration consoles. She was also a quality assurance/software engineering test intern, where she expanded stress testing automation and worked on competitive analysis reports of OneDrive vs. DropBox, and an Explorer Program intern in a rotational internship program where she worked on OneDrive Live Tile Notification for Windows 8.1.

Following graduation, Roudabush will work as a software engineer for Microsoft.  

Roth, of Holland, Pa., will receive a bachelor of science degree in computer science and another in math, from the Eberly College of Science. He has chosen Anand Sivasubramaniam, professor of computer science and engineering, to be his faculty escort.

His internship experience includes working as a research and development intern  in the android programming department at RightCare Solutions.

Following graduation, Roth will work as an associate analyst at Dow Chemical Company.

Kiprovski of Hazleton, Pa., will represent the computer engineering baccalaureate program and will receive his bachelor of science in computer engineering. He has chosen Sofya Raskhodnikova, associate professor of computer science and engineering, to be his faculty escort.

A member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, he is the recipient of an anonymous scholarship to Penn State Hazleton, the Class of 1922 Memorial Scholarship, the Edelstein Family Scholarship, Lockheed Martin Corporation Scholarship, the Marley Trustee Scholarship (two-time recipient), and the Penn State Academic Grant (also two times).

Kiprovski was a part of The Virtual Reality Club, an extracurricular club for undergraduates focused on teaching students about emerging fields in technology and creating projects in these areas.

While going to school, Kirprovski worked as a Math Dimension tutor for all levels of math at Penn State Hazleton and as a learning assistant for Computer Science 360, where he graded homework for course students at Penn State University Park.


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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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