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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Advisory Board

External Advisory Board (EAB) 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.
  • Assist the school in generating financial or in-kind resources for various strategic priorities from their companies or personal resources.
  • 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’s 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.

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External Advisory Board (EAB) Charter

Charter and Constitution

2022-2025 Term

  • Steve Near
    The Boeing Company
    Seattle, WA
  • Jon McWhirter
    Bellevue, WA
  • Seyi Onagoruwa
    The Boeing Company
    Everett, WA
    WSU grad: BS/MS ME
  • David Danforth
    PACCAR (retired)

2021-2024 Term

  • Kameron Bumb
    Bellevue, WA
    WSU grad: BS, EE
  • Sreekant Narumanchi
    Golden, CO
    WSU grad: MS 1999, ME

2020-2023 Term

  • David Bahr
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
  • Cari Dorsh
    WSU grad: MSE
  • Sandy K. Fryer
    Fryer Industries, Inc.
    Orinda, CA
    WSU grad: BS 1969, ME
  • Jessi Hall
    Schweitzer Engineering Labs
    Pullman, WA
    WSU grad: BS 2000, ME
  • Jason Johnson
    Seattle, WA
  • Sankar Jayaram
    Quintar, Inc.
    Silicon Valley, CA
  • Trevor Devaney
    Hi-Rel Laboratory
    Spokane, WA
  • John Sanchez
    Amazon Lab126
    Palo Alto, CA

2019-2022 Term

  • Scott Brandenburg
    Thales Aerospace – US
    Bellevue, WA
  • Tyler Lenzi
    Micron Technology
    Boise, ID
    WSU grad: BS 1995, MSE
  • David Rohrig
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Richland, WA
    WSU grad: MEM 2004
  • Eric Sorenson
    Blue Origin
    Kent, WA
    WSU grad: BS 1985, MSE
  • Jason Tripard
    Microsoft Corporation
    Bellevue, WA
    WSU grad: BS 1994, ME

2018-2021 Term

  • Ashish Gupta
    Intel Corporation
    Hillsboro, OR
  • Steve Near
    The Boeing Company
    Seattle, WA
  • Sudarshan Rangaraj
    Seattle, WA
    WSU grad: MS 1999, ME
  • Nyle Miyamoto
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    Everett, WA
    WSU grad: MEM 2001

MME Director’s Strategic Advisory Council (SAC)

SAC members are apppointed for 2-year terms and serve as trusted advisors to the MME Director on strategies and operations of the school, while also serving the functions of EAB members.


  • Bruce Wollstein
    Intel (retd.)
  • Jerry Knoben
    Microsoft (retd.)