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.


Professor Naren Vira Named ASME Fellow

Thu, February 7, 2019

Mechanical Engineering Professor Naren Vira has been elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), after nomination by Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Nadir Yilmaz. Read More >>

Douglas Wins First Place in Autodesk Design Slam Competition

Mon, December 3, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Junior Melissa Douglas has made us all proud with her win at the 2018 Autodesk Design Slam Competition in Las Vegas.Read More >>


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