Timothy Pierce - graduate student | ECE | Virginia Tech

Timothy Pierce ECE graduate student


Portrait photograph of Timothy Pierce, Jr.
Timothy Pierce, Jr.

Where were you born?

Hampton, VA

What are your hobbies?

Cycling, working on cars, and home improvement.

What's one interesting fact about you?

My Dad and I restored his '68 Camaro, which I took to prom.

What are you researching? How might it impact society?

Mobile Hybrid Power Systems. Making the U.S. power grid more efficient, stable, and reliable.

What influenced you to choose ECE at Virginia Tech?

My uncle, who was a computer science major and project lead.

How do you like living in Blacksburg and the surrounding area?

I think it is great! However, I wouldn't want to go much slower than this, or much faster than Hampton.

What is your ideal job? Why?

One that allows me mental stability.

Do you have any comments about the value or challenges of diverse participation in a classroom, research group, or community setting?

It brings in people with different viewpoints who can point out issues that you may be blind to and who can present better ways of approaching a problem.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don't wait to speak up for yourself. "If it's meant to be, it's up to me." (-Will Kenny)