Advancing Engineering: Enterprise Tech., On Campus, & Property Law

Ruba T. Borno, Ph.D. (NC D ’02), was recently selected and profiled as one of “the top professionals 35 and under” in enterprise technology as chosen by LinkedIn. Dr. Borno joined Cisco in June 2015 as vice president, growth initiatives and chief of Staff to the CEO. In the article, she says “she’ll be focusing on Cisco’s investment and technology strategies, while helping to shape the agenda of new CEO Chuck Robbins.”

Dr. Borno earned her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.


Montana State University (MSU) recently announced a posthumous gift from alumnus Wilhelm “Bill” L. Wurst, MT A ’59. The gift will be used by the MSU College of Engineering as matching funds for the university’s planned Norm Asbjornson Innovation Center. Click here to read the article for more information on the gift and center from MSU College of Engineering Dean Brett W. Gunnink, Ph.D. (MT A ’81).

Wurst graduated from MSU in 1959 with a degree in electrical engineering. He had a 30-year career with Hewlett Packard beginning as a development engineer and later as the general manager for the Network Measurements Division. During his lifetime, Wurst supported engineering and MSU through scholarships and matching funds.


Two new partners in the intellectual property practice of Troutman Sanders LLP have been announced in the San Diego, CA, office. Justin M. Barnes, CA W ’98, is one of the new partners. He joins from Fish & Richardson and is “a trial and appellate lawyer who focuses his practice on high-stakes patent litigation. He is considered one of the country’s leading patent damages lawyers, having extensive success both in pre-trial Daubert motions and also post-trial motions and appeals overturning substantial jury verdicts. He was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for the second consecutive year, and also named as a Top Attorney in Intellectual Property Litigation by the San Diego Daily Transcript.”

Read the news announcement for more biographical information regarding Barnes an engineering graduate of Harvey Mudd College (CA).


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