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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


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


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, January 21 3:30–5:00 p.m. CoE + student meeting
Friday, February 18 3:30–5:00 p.m. CoE + student meeting
Friday, March 18 3:30–5:00 p.m. CoE + student meeting
Friday, April 15 3:30–5:00 p.m. CoE + student meeting
Friday, May 20 3:30–5:00 p.m. 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