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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Advisory Board

Advisory Board Role

The Advisory Board plays an integral part in the development of the school. Members:

  • Bring industry perspective, provide input to the continuous evaluation of objectives and assessment of outcomes of the BSME and BSMSE curricula, and suggest changes for implementation, as needed.
  • Act as facilitators in the school’s efforts in getting financial, in-kind, and scholarship support from their companies.
  • Act as partners in the education process by maintaining active contact with the school during the academic year, and by visiting the Pullman campus at least twice a year (during the Advisory Board meetings).
  • Promote the school at their company through the hiring of interns and full-time personnel and participation in WSU career fairs.
  • Champion the school cause with university administrators and the state of Washington with regard to budgets, research programs, and faculty hiring.
  • Vitalize the education process through participation in seminars, guest lectures, industry sabbaticals, collaborative research, and serving on student thesis committees.

Member Area

Documents for Members
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For access, please contact director@mme.wsu.edu.

Advisory Board Charter

Charter and Constitution

Members

Membership on the Advisory Board is a 3-year term, renewable on mutual agreement for additional period(s).

MME Advisory Board members, Fall 2017, Pullman
Fall 2017 Pullman meeting:
Advisory Board Members, Left to right (back row): Laura King, Greg Bogen, MME Interim Director Indranath Dutta, JP Whitlock, John Sanchez, Randal Morrison, D. Bruce Masson, Gene Jones, Scott Brandenburg,. Left to right (front row): Trevor Devaney, Lindsay Sandler (substitute for Rocky Gutierrez) David Bahr, John McCloy (Associate Professor MME), Eric Sorensen and Eddie Schweitzer.

2017-2020 Term

David Bahr
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Trevor Devaney
Hi-Rel Laboratory
Spokane, WA

Sandy K. Fryer
Fryer Industries, Inc.
Orinda, CA
WSU grad: BS 1969, ME

Laura King
HP Inc.
Corvallis, OR
WSU grad: BS 1983, PME

John Sanchez
Amazon Lab126
Palo Alto, CA

2016-2019 Term

Scott Brandenburg
Thales Aerospace – US
Bellevue, WA

William Chambers
PACCAR Technical Center
Mount Vernon, WA

Rocky Gutierrez III
The Boeing Company
Seattle, WA
WSU grad: BS 1996, ME

D. Bruce Masson
WSU Emeritus Professor
Pullman, WA
WSU grad: BS 1954

Jason Tripard
Microsoft Corporation
Bellevue, WA
WSU grad: BS 1994, ME

John P. Whitlock
ImTech Technologies, LLC
Corvallis, OR
WSU grad: BS 1981

2015-2018 Term

Matthew J. Lyons
Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc.
Seattle, WA
WSU grad: BS 1987, ME

Randal J. Morrison
Hewlett-Packard
Vancouver, WA
WSU grad: BS 2006, ME

David Rohrig
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA
WSU grad: MEM 2004

Eddie Schweitzer
Schweitzer Engineering Labs
Pullman, WA
WSU grad: BS 2003, ME

Eric Sorenson
Blue Origin
Kent, WA
WSU grad: BS 1985, MSE

2014-2017 Term

Greg J. Bogen
Columbia Energy and Environmental Services, Inc.
Richland, Washington
WSU grad: BS 1993, ME

Jarrod Carter
Origin Forensics LLC
Liberty Lake, WA
WSU grad: BS 1993, ME

Gene Jones
Vancouver, WA
WSU grad: BS 1980, ME

Jacob Montero
Kenworth
Kirkland, WA
WSU grad: BS 2005, ME

Elaine Thomas
Bradken-Atlas
Tacoma, WA
WSU grad: BS 1976, MSE