Dr. Sarhan M. Musa
As director of the Prairie View A&M University Avaya Networking Academy (PVNA), a senior member of IEEE, and a professor with sixteen years experience teaching data communications and networking for academia and industry, my goal is to prepare students for professional engineering practice. Since my involvement with Avaya, I have been exposed to Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), which is a technology detailed in an IEEE standard. Thus, I decided to teach my students about IEEE standards in my courses, focusing on the IEEE 802.1aq™ standard.
About the Department of Engineering Technology at Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is located in eastern Texas, north of the city of Houston. The Department of Engineering Technology at Prairie View A&M offers educational programs and experiences designed to prepare students to meet the challenging demands of industry, society, and the nation as a whole. The goal of the department is to produce technology professionals capable of applying engineering principles in design, construction, and maintenance of electrical and computer systems. The Department of Engineering Technology offers two degree programs: Computer Engineering Technology (CPET) and Electrical Engineering Technology (ELET). Both these programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC of ABET). Each program prepares students to work as engineering technologists capable of applying engineering principles to design, construction, operation, and industrial production.