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 College of Engineering leadership to plan discussion topics for the meetings.

In 2020-2021, examples of key agenda topics include:

  • College of Engineering budget
  • Direct to college programming
  • Student access to clubs and competition groups
  • Administrative processes
  • DEI work in the CoE
  • The new IEB building
  • Syllabus standards
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • College standards on grading
  • Academic integrity and cheating

COESAC group portrait

20–21 Student Advisory Council membership and structure


Major Name/position Year
Aeronautics & Astronautics Caleigh Stagnone Sophomore
Bioengineering Avi Matarasso PhD
Bioengineering Katherine Zhang, CEP rep Senior
Civil Engineering Gabby Greco Senior (Post-Bac)
Chemical Engineering Cole Wilkinson Senior
Chemical Engineering Hawley Helmbrecht PhD
Computer Engineering Eric Fan Senior
Electrical Engineering Eugene Seubert, Vice Chair Junior
Electrical Engineering Augusto Millevolte PhD
Human Centered Design & Engineering Vishaka Nirmal Senior
Industrial Engineering William Matney Junior
Industrial Engineering Nick Terry, CEP rep PhD
Mechanical Engineering Carlos Sama Senior
Mechanical Engineering Lynda Brady PhD
Materials Science & Engineering Renjie Song, Chair Senior
AISES Vacant  
NSBE Vacant  
SHPE Maryam Sanchez Junior
SWE Claudia Valenta Junior

How seats are apportioned

  • 11 undergraduate students (one from each of the 11 engineering departments)
  • Five at-large graduate students
  • One representative each from COE affinity groups: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES); National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE); and Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Council positions

  • Chair (selected from within the Council membership)
  • Vice Chair (selected from within the Council membership; will serve as Chair the following year)
  • ASUW Liaison (appointed by the ASUW Director of University Affairs)
  • GPSS Liaison


The ideal membership of the committee represents students from all backgrounds. Council members represent the College of Engineering and bring viewpoints and perspectives including the voices of women; Black, indigenous, and people of color; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer; low-income; first generation; transfer; residential and non-residential students; Registered Student Organization (RSO) members, and other groups.

Meeting schedule for 20–21

Monthly Friday meetings from 3:30–5 P.M.

  • November 13
  • December 11
  • January 8
  • February 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11

Meeting materials

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