Dr. Marca Lam received her B.S. (summa cum laude) and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, and her Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Lam’s specialty is in vibrations and control. She teaches a variety of courses to both graduate and undergraduate students, such as a 3-D graphics course, materials science, system dynamics, optimal design, and the vibrations sequence.
Dr. Lam is the faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and an executive board member for WE@RIT. She received the SWE Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year Award in 2015. She is active in the SWE Rochester Section, where she holds to position of president. Dr. Lam is the treasurer for the Women Engineers Pro-Active Network (WEPAN), where she works closely with the executive director to help guide the financial direction of the organization. She also serves as an advocate for the KGCOE Honors Program, and is the main lead for the second year curriculum. Dr. Lam is actively involved as associate organizer for RIT-hosted Mini-Baja competition.