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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

Members

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
Engineering Undeclared (ENGRUD) Samantha Boczek, ASUW Liaison Freshman
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

Diversity

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 2021

Date Time Topic
January 8th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Student Only Meeting
January 22nd 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CoE + student meeting
February 5th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Student Only Meeting
February 19th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CoE + student meeting
March 5th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Student Only Meeting
March 19th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CoE + student meeting
April 2nd 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Student Only Meeting
April 16th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CoE + student meeting
April 30th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Student Only Meeting
May 14th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CoE + student meeting
May 21st 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Student Only Meeting
June 4th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CoE + student meeting

Meeting materials

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