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College of Engineering Student Advisory Council (COESAC)

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

21–22 Student Advisory Council membership and structure

Members
 

Major Name/position
Affinity Groups Aisha Cora
Aeronautics & Astronautics Caleigh Stagnone
AS UW Liaison Iqra Mohamud
Bioengineering Tu Tran
Chemical Engineering Michael Yusov
Civil & Environmental Engineering Dana Paek
Computer Science & Engineering Vincent Xiao
Electrical & Computer Engineering Eugene Seubert, Chair
Engineering Undeclared Samuel Lopez
Human Centered Design & Engineering Natasha Schmid
Industrial & Systems Engineering Will Matney
Materials Science & Engineering Ryan Harris
Mechanical Engineering Ibrahim Alsaedy

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 2021-2022

All meetings take place in Loew 355.

Autumn quarter

Date Time Topic
Friday, October 29 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CoE + student meeting
Friday, November 19 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CoE + student meeting
Friday, December 10 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CoE + student meeting

Meeting materials

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

Questions or have topics that you’d like COESAC to discuss? Email coesac@uw.edu.