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April 2022

Institutional Spotlight


Dr. Daniel K. Wims became the 12th President of Alabama A&M University on January 1, 2022, following several productive years as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research. He has several years of experience serving historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and is steeped in the 1890 land-grant tradition. He has provided his devotion and expertise to institutions including Fort Valley State University, South Carolina State University, Florida A&M University, Alcorn State University, and Southern University.

Alabama A&M University consists of four colleges: College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences; College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Public Affairs; and College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. In this issue, we highlight the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE&CS) only. 

Department of EE&CS offers programs for graduate and undergraduate students leading to Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), and Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS). ABET accredits both the BSEE and BSCE. 

The undergraduate degree program in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) curriculum is offered in four concentrations, General EE, Computer Engineering, Microelectronics (VLSI), and Nuclear Power. Graduates of the BSEE program are well prepared to pursue careers in research and development, design, manufacturing, and management in various industries. 


The major employers of our students are NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, U.S. Army/Redstone Arsenal, Aerospace/defense, Boeing, Siemens, Toyota, Mazda Motor Mfg. Alabama, LG Electronics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Dynetics. 

Dr. Raziq Yaqub, associate professor, department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, recently presented the results of his research work at Alabama Space Grant Consortium/NASA EPSCoR in Gulf Shores, Alabama. 

Parents, students, and others are urged to visit AAMU in person or via our website ( to hone in on those many factors that make us so unique. Discover why “Service Is Sovereignty.”



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