Michael A. Fisher
- B.S. Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1993
- M.S. Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1996
- Sr. Extension Professional, Global Center for Medical Innovation, Georgia Tech Institute of Technology, 2014 - Present
Why I Serve On The Board
Community service is one of the most important activities a professional can perform. Being on the Advisory Board gives me the opportunity to contribute to the goals of Virginia Tech in a meaningful way.
Former Professional Positions
- Program Manager for CR Bard, Inc., 2010-2014
- Staff Engineer for J&J DePuy Spine, 2005-2010
- Owner, Ethos Biomedical, LLC 2000-2005
- Research Faculty for University of Virginia Orthopaedics Research Lab, 1999-2000
- Board Member, Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, 2016-2020
- Committee Chair, Scout Leader, Den Leader Boy Scouts of America, Pack 499, 2010-2018
- FIRST Lego League (Robotics), 2017 & 2018
- Coordinator, STEM Camp, 2015-2019
- Board Member, Virginia Tech Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, 2010-2015
- "Mike the Science Guy", Plymouth United Methodist Church, 2011-2015
- Volunteer Coordinator, Blacksburg Classic, 2001-2004
What is your focus within engineering education
A passion for life long learning is critical to build a career and make professional transitions, and the university should be a partner in life long development. While the tools and technologies of our craft change, the engineer's intellectual capacity is timeless. At the same time, I believe we need to teach and show how engineers operate in society at large. Professionalism and ethics are critical traits for success now and into the future.
It is an honor to serve on this advisory board with a diverse group of high-minded individuals who share the common goal of improving the University and our graduates.