The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Student Advisory Committee (SAC) at Iowa State University is a group of electrical, computer, software, and cyber security engineering students currently enrolled in an undergraduate EE, CprE, Cyb E, or SE program of study at Iowa State who are interested in the vitality of the ECpE department. The committee acts as a consultant to the ECpE department chair to strengthen the department’s undergraduate academic and outreach programs; improve its facilities usage as it pertains to undergraduate teaching and research; and expand its available support to current students and future alumni. SAC members actively participate in the continual assessment of the department’s progress and the development of policies and activities as they pertain to the undergraduate experience in the department.
SAC members actively assist in recruiting new members, as well. The committee serves at the discretion of the ECpE department chair.
At Large Members: Apply to become a part of the SAC!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit comments or concerns to the Student Advisory Committee.
2020-21 Student Advisory Committee Standing Members
IEEE Student Chapter
Thai Pham, president
HKN Student Chapter
Evan McKinney, president
Felipe Varela-Carvalho, vice president
Alexis Cordts, president
Katie Hansen, vice president
Wonsuk Jung, president
Micah Mundy, vice president
SE SAC Representative
Engineering Student Council Representatives
Adam Simodynes, E-Week Co-president
Jose Carlos Garcia, VP Events
Cyclone Amateur Radio Club (CARC)
Michael Watkins, secretary
Alexis Cordts is a senior from Bettendorf, Iowa majoring in software engineering with a minor in general business. Computer science class in high school is what first got her interested in programming and she has loved it ever since. Alexis is the president of Digital Women and she is also involved on campus as a SE peer mentor and a SE ambassador. When she isn’t on campus, Alexis likes to play sand volleyball, try new restaurants and hang out with her friends.
Evan McKinney is a senior double majoring in Computer Engineering and Physics with a minor in Math. He is currently the President of the Nu Chapter of IEEE-HKN at Iowa State. Evan is interested in pursuing a PhD studying quantum computing and obtaining a career in academics. Evan has completed various research projects involving quantum computing, machine-learning, program analysis, cybersecurity, and statistical mechanics. He has also been a TA for the previous 6 semesters and enjoys working with students. During his free time he enjoys rock-climbing and biking.
Lewis Callaway is a junior in software engineering with a minor in cybersecurity from Clear Lake, Iowa. He is currently serving on the Software Engineering Student Advisory Council and working as TA for CprE 281. Lewis has worked as a software engineering intern at Kingland Systems for the past few years as well as run his own IT services company, Callaway Technologies LLC. Lewis loves a good conversation and enjoys meeting new people. Outside of school and work, Lewis relishes exercising, not watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. Lewis Callaway is a junior in software engineering with a minor in cybersecurity from Clear Lake, Iowa. He is currently serving on the Software Engineering Student Advisory Council and working as TA for CprE 281. Lewis has worked as a software engineering intern at Kingland Systems for the past few years as well as run his own IT services company, Callaway Technologies LLC. Lewis loves a good conversation and enjoys meeting new people. Outside of school and work, Lewis relishes exercising, not watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Adam Simodynes is a senior in electrical engineering from Ames, Iowa. He has been interested in engineering since childhood, but became interested specifically in electrical engineering during high school, as a result of curiosity as to how electronic devices worked. Adam is currently the Engineers’ Week Co-President. When not on campus, he enjoys playing as many intramural sports as possible, playing bass guitar, or tinkering with his Arduino-controlled LED strip.
Katie Hansen is a sophomore from Dubuque, IA in majoring in Software Engineering and French. She has been interested in tech from a young age and participation in high school’s coding club confirmed her interest in software engineering. Katie is the Vice President of Digitial Women and is also involved as a peer mentor for the Software Engineering Learning Community. Outside of classwork, Katie likes to spend time outdoors and try new recipes.