MechE Department Advisory Council


The mission of the Department Advisory Council (DAC) is to help the department fulfill its academic goals and responsibilities. The DAC will provide valuable input and recommendations to the faculty on the mission, vision, outreach, development, research and curriculum of the department.

MechE Department Advisory Council Members

Aprille Ericsson, Ph.D.
New Business Lead, Instrument Systems and Technology Division (ISTD)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Martin E. Frederick
Corporate Director, Civil Space Programs
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Lateisha V. Hayes
Chassis Vehicle Systems Engineer – Launch Excellence
General Motors

Deborah Jackson
Deputy Director (Retired)
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mark Lausten
Technology Development Manager
United States Department of Energy

Timothy J. O’Hern, Ph.D.
Technical Member of Staff (Retired)
Sandia National Laboratories

Scott Alan Schmidt
Senior Director, Safety & Regulatory Affairs
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc.

Kesuith Smith, P.E.
KES Engineering, Inc.


Alumna Aprille Ericsson Named Tau Beta Pi 2018 Distinguished Alumna

Wed, October 3, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Alumna Aprille Joy Ericsson (M.S. ’90; Ph.D. ’95) has been named 2018 Distinguished Alumna of the International Engineering Society, Tau Beta Pi. Dr. Ericsson was nominated by the Howard University DC Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.Read More >>

Assistant Professor Hyung Bae Receives 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award

Mon, August 27, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Hyung Bae recently received the 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA).Read More >>


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