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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

EAB Members

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

advisory board spring 2019

Spring 2019 Pullman meeting:
Advisory Board Members,

From left to right: Indranath Dutta, Nyle Miyamoto, Jerry Knoben, Gene Jones, Jason Tripard, Scott Brandenburg, Sandy Fryer, Jessi Hall, Tyler Lenzi, Trevor Devaney, Rocky Gutierrez, David Bahr, Bruce Wollstein, Eric Sorensen

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.)