Working closely with the Mechanical Engineering Department, the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) helps maintain the excellence of our undergraduate and graduate programs and encourages the Department to continue improving its broad, rigorous, 'hands-on' approach to engineering education. The IAB meets every two years to provide invaluable feedback on our current operations and future plans.
The IAB provides advice to the department on a broad range of topics and, in particular,
- helps keep the Department up-to-date on current and future needs of graduates,
- assists the Department in developing and implementing its goals,
- links students and scholars to industry and government representatives,
- facilitates communication between industry leaders and Department, and
- promotes the needs of Gauchos in seeking public and private support.
We extend a heartfelt thank-you from the Department to all of our members and participants.
Industrial Advisory Board Members, 2020-21
Oliver Heckman, Head of Engineering, Coda
Tom Duerig, CTO and Founder, Confluent Medical Technologies
Pete Murray, COO at DOMO Modular
Adam Kennedy, Program Area Chief Engineer, Emerging Technologies, Ratheon Vision Systems
Shana Diaz, Director, Starship Engineering, Space X
Marcel Tremblay, Director of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, FLIR Systems, Inc.
Alastair Winn, Retired CEO & Founder, Applied Silicone Corperation
Faculty & Staff Participants to the IAB Meeting, May 11, 2021
Prof. Frederic Gibou, Department Chair
Prof. Eckart Meiburg, Director of the Undergraduate Program, ABET Accreditation Organizer
Prof. Jeff Moehlis, Director of the Graduate Program, ABET Accreditation Organizer
Dr. Geoff Tsai, Design Program Lead
Dr. Tyler Susko, Capstone Program Lead
Kathryn Hopkins, Assistant to the Chair
Hannah Morse, Undergraduate Advisor
Meghan Tanner, Lead Director of Development
Steve Ramirez, Lead Director of Development