External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board (EAB) provides a direct link among students, faculty and external constituents of the School of Engineering.  The Board meets formally three times per year, with each meeting focusing on a major topic:  Curriculum, student input, and review of senior design projects.  The Board also includes task groups on specific topics when appropriate.

Among the Board’s objectives are to provide critique of curriculum, provide input on advances in technology and processes that inform programs on meeting current and future industry needs, and generally to be an ongoing resource for the engineering programs.  Among recent initiatives are Board member interviews with students, review of senior design projects and participation in the student mentoring program.  Currently the EAB is engaged in a continuous improvement initiative to review the objectives, structure and activities of the EAB to be more effective in supporting growth and currency of the programs.

Membership in the External Advisory Board has been expanded in the past two years to represent a more comprehensive group of constituencies, including other academic institutions, to better address the needs of the students.

External Advisory Board Members: