Xichen Jiang joined the department of electrical engineering at Western Washington University in 2016 as an assistant professor. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree all in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While a student there, Xichen has interned with Coilcraft, Proctor and Gamble, Exxon Mobil, and Viasat.
Jill Davishahl is the Director of Pre-Engineering Program Development and faculty member at Western Washington University. She spends her time teaching, developing and implementing innovative curriculum, and managing National Science Foundation grants. She is passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineering students to think outside of the box, especially those that are walking along a non-traditional pathway.
Dana has worked in the solar industry for 5 years. He started his career at itek Energy, a domestic solar module manufacturer based in Bellingham, WA. During his time as Technical Support Manager he worked to ensure product functionality in the field, assisted with research and development, and provided technical training to customers. He has since moved on from itek Energy and is now working as a project manager at Western Solar Inc, a solar installation company in Bellingham, WA. His work involves system design, operations and maintenance support, customer and technical support, product research, and community outreach efforts. He is a NABCEP Certified Technical Sales Professional and enjoys working on solar education projects in his community.
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