Student Advisory Council

The College of Engineering Student Advisory Council provides a student perspective on planning and budgeting matters for the College of Engineering. The Council, which includes undergraduate and graduate students, meets monthly with the College of Engineering Dean or Associate Dean and select engineering staff. Both the Council and the leadership of the College provide discussion topics for the meetings.

In 2016-2017, key agenda topics might include providing feedback on:

  • College of Engineering budget
  • Student space
  • Administrative processes

Student Advisory Council Membership and Structure


Department Name Level
Aeronautics & Astronautics Eric Wang Sophomore
Bioengineering Connor Tsuchida Senior
Bioengineering Philip Lee Senior
Civil Engineering Eli McMeen Senior
Civil Engineering Amanda Moyer Sophomore
Chemical Engineering Holly Sullivan Senior
Chemical Engineering Miguel Hernandez Senior
Computer Science & Engineering  Mitali Palekar Sophomore
Human Computer Design & Engineering Melissa Medsker Senior
Electrical Engineering Jane Choi Senior
Electrical Engineering Benjamin Robaidek Senior
Human Computer Design & Engineering Lucia Choi Senior
Human Computer Design & Engineering Emily Wong Sophomore
Industrial & Systems Engineering  Michael Assefa Senior
Materials Science & Engineering Ryan Carlin Junior
Materials Science & Engineering Edward Wei Sophomore
Pre-Engineering Maxwell Tracy Freshman
Materials Science & Engineering Richard Lee Grad
Chemical Engineering Gil Benezer Grad

How Seats Are Apportioned

  • 10 undergraduate students (one from each of the 10 engineering departments)
  • 5 graduate students (at large)
  • 2 pre-engineering students
  • Up to 3 additional at large members from the engineering community

Council Positions

  • Chair
  • Co-chair
  • Historian
  • ASUW Liaison
  • GPSS Liaison

Students holding leadership positions will be selected from within the Council membership.


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.

Councilmember Duties

  • Councilmembers serve 1-year terms with the exception of the Co-chair who move into the Chair position in their second term.
  • Councilmembers can reapply to participate in the council.
  • The estimated total annual commitment is 35-40 hours, including meeting time, and pre- and post- meeting responsibilities.
  • Councilmembers should expect to meet monthly between October and May.