Ross Venook, Ph.D.
Secretary, Board of Directors
Ross’ interest in teaching and learning began at a young age, when he began helping his elementary school friends finish their homework so that they could come out to play. In high school, Ross’ first jobs were as an independent tutor for classmates and as a math tutor at a junior high summer school. Through college, Ross was a peer tutor and mentor for freshmen in the athletic department, and in graduate school he became an award-winning teaching assistant, undergraduate academic advisor, and teaching assistant trainer in the EE department. Also in graduate school, Ross especially enjoyed combining teaching and learning with service for underprivileged youth as a leader of the Science Bus after-school science program. His desire and ability to connect with and help others through teaching and learning has developed through the years, and it continues to be a focus in his life.
Ross enjoys the unique challenges and constraints offered by biomedical engineering projects, and he delights in opportunities for collaborative teaching and learning in a problem-solving environment. He is lucky to find all of these as an R&D engineer working on MRI safety of implantable medical devices at a major medical device manufacturer. Before joining Boston Scientific in 2007, Ross received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
When not working to understand interactions between medical devices and MRI systems, Ross enjoys endurance sports and rediscovering the world from a new perspective with his wife and young sons.