COESAC: College of Engineering Student Advisory Council

The College of Engineering Student Advisory Council provides a student perspective on policy, planning, student programming, and budgeting matters for the College of Engineering. The Council meets with the College of Engineering leadership twice a quarter throughout the academic year. The Chair of COESAC works closely with the Director of Advising & Student Engagement to plan discussion topics for the meetings.

In 2018–2019, key agenda topics included:

  • College of Engineering budget
  • Direct to college programming
  • Student access to clubs and competition groups
  • Administrative processes

COESAC group portrait

Left to right (back row): Jared Ramirez, Arman Naderi, Renjie Song, Takunda Masike, McKenna Trogdon, Noah Curry

Left to right (front row): Nicole Ayn Sanchez, Benneth Salanga, Andreas Passas, Emily Rhodes, Simon Chann, Taylor Bellefeuille, Christopher Alexander

19–20 Student Advisory Council membership and structure


Major/position Name Year
Aeronautics & Astronautics Noah Curry Senior
Bioengineering Arman Naderi Senior
Chemical Engineering Emily Rhodes Senior
Civil Engineering: At-Large Representative Simon Chann Junior
Civil Engineering Taylor Bellefeuille Senior
Computer Engineering Jared Ramirez Junior
Electrical Engineering: At-Large Representative Christopher Alexander Junior
Electrical Engineering: Chair Takunda Masike Senior
Human Centered Design & Engineering McKenna Trogdon Sophomore
Industrial Engineering Nicole Ayn Sanchez Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering Andreas Passas Senior
Materials Science & Engineering: At-Large Representative Benneth Salanga Sophomore
Materials Science & Engineering Renjie Song Junior

How seats are apportioned

  • 11 undergraduate students (one from each of the 11 engineering departments)
  • Up to 3 additional at large members from the undergraduate engineering community

Council positions

  • Chair (will be selected from within the Council membership)
  • ASUW Liaison (will be appointed by ASUW Director of University Affairs)


The ideal membership of the committee represents students from all backgrounds. Council members represent the College of Engineering and bring viewpoints and perspectives that represent the voices of women; underrepresented minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, low-income, transfer, residential, and non-residential students; Registered Student Organization (RSO) members, and other groups.

Meeting schedule for 19–20

All meetings will take place in Loew Hall, room 355 from 3:30–5pm.

  • October 11
  • November 15
  • January 24
  • February 28
  • April 17
  • May 15

Meeting materials

View meeting materials: agendas, presentations, and meeting minutes.