Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us though it was for a short time, but we learnt a lot from you. You're my role model. And we enjoyed being with you that day. Thanks and God bless you and your family.



Many thanks for taking time for us on the busiest day of the year. You gave such an inspiring showcase of your work and the engineering program at WSU.


Thank a lot for the explanation and inspiration you gave me about engineering and I promise I will achieve. Thanks a lot. Good Luck.

Luv, Arielle (I promise we'll keep in touch.)

Dear Uma,

Truly amazing. The students learned so much! We appreciate all you did and all the others too.

Thank you very much for the knowledge and time you gave. Thank you for welcoming us and caring. It was a great pleasure meeting you and we liked you so much. Wish all the best for you and your family. God bless you.



It has not only been a pleasure, but an honor to meet you and share some knowledge. I know that what you have shown me will be a dream come true to my country. May God bless you and your family.

Luv, Maureen

Dear Dr. Jayaram,

We would really like to express our sincere appreciation for taking time out of your day to help make the PNACAC high school counselor tour a success. We recieved a great deal of positive feedback from the counselors about their visit to Washington State University. You truly helped demonstrate what world class programs and faculty are all about.

Sincerely, Lisa, Mariah and Ana.

P.S. Tell your graduate students thank you as well!

Dr. Jayaram,

I just wanted to say thank you for your part in my success here at Washington State University. Five years ago when I came for my first visit here I was a little more than daunted by the vast difference between the surroundings here and where I was from in Seattle. The personalized attention received from you and others at the University during that first visit directly influenced my decision to choose WSU over other schools I was accepted to. Thanks for helping me make an important decision.

Sincerely, Eva M.

Dear Uma Jayaram,

Thank you for helping with the Future Cougars of Color. We appreciate the time and effort you dedicated to this program. The services you provided encouraged the students to attend Washington State University and the information we received back, illustrated their sincere gratitude and appreciation. Also, your continued support has assisted in achieving the President and the Board of Regents strategic diversity goals of exposing Washington State University to high ability students of color.

Thank you again, JJ and Kiersten


On behalf of my telecommunications class I would like to thank you for taking the time to display your lab. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing the exciting things your team is doing. 


Thank you for taking time to show us your work on Friday. It was fascinating, and it was the highlight of Rob's trip.

I've attached a few photos--I wish I had taken more with you and your students!



Hi Uma,

It is good to hear from you. I have been taking lots of robotics classes over here and really loving it. I also got a job in the bio robotics lab working on snake robots. All together I am way to busy but I really enjoy what I am doing. This next summer I am looking at working at JPL which will be really fun. Hope all is well with the VR lab. Have a great day.

Former NSF REU Student


From WSU Advisory Board Member

Hello, you all.

Just a quick note to say how impressed I was the exhibition of all the design projects. You've created a terrific sequence of learning experiences for the students. I remember you were talking about revamping the design sequence at the last advisory-board meeting or two that I had been able to attend. You deserve to feel proud of the results.

I think it's important for every engineer to communicate effectively. Even an engineer that chooses never to manage people (such as myself) still needs to communicate his ideas - both to convince other engineers and influence the direction of the team and to make sure his accomplishments/contributions are visible to his managers. In my observation, people who don't or can't present their work effectively often don't get the credit they deserve. And that can affect both their job security and opportunity.

Hello Uma,

I noticed that you’ve been attending some of our Tech Talk webinars on ---.  I hope you’re finding them informative and useful.

I’m not sure if you remember me, but I graduated from WSU back in ‘97 and had you as my Pro/E instructor.  That class certainly helped propel me into my career.  It was a great course and I certainly enjoyed having you as an instructor.  I went to work for --- for 5.5 years doing Pro/E and I’ve been one of the owners of --- for the last --- years.  It’s crazy how things work out.  Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and see how things are going for you.  Are you guys teaching both Pro/E and SolidWorks these days?  Do you know of any sharp, recent grads with SolidWorks experience that are looking for a slightly different career path?  I hope all is well with you and your family.    



Sankar & Uma-

I graduated from WSU in 2006 with a BS in ME and was in both of your classes at one time.  If you know of any talented engineers who are looking for jobs in the automotive industry would you let them know --- wants them?  I thoroughly enjoy my work at --- and your classes in Pro/E benefited me tremendously.  Pro/E is a key tool at --- and I know you two have led the charge at WSU with this program.  Thanks and give me a call if you have any questions.


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