Student Advisory Committee

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!

SAC Bylaws

At-Large Members Application Form (rolling acceptance)

Software Engineering SAC

Email 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

Digital Women
Alexis Cordts, president
Britney Yu, vice president

Critical Tinkers 
Wonsuk Jung, president
Micah Mundy, vice president

SE SAC Representative
Joshua Bump

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
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
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.


Joshua Bump
Joshua Bump is a senior in software engineering pursuing a certificate in leadership studies. He will be graduating in the Fall of 2020. He was involved in numerous leadership roles during his time at Iowa State. He served as the Vice President of Finance for Engineering Student Council (ESC) for two years. Along with ESC, Joshua served the National Association of Engineering Student Councils as the Midwest Region Information Management Coordinator. He was the College of Engineering student representative for the Computation Advisory Committee which makes various recommendations regarding technology on campus to the President for  He has served as the Co-Director of Corporate Relations for Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow for three years. He is serving on the Software Engineering Student Advisory Council for the second year. Joshua became interested in engineering while participating in FIRST Tech Challenge during high school and had the opportunity to intern at FIRST as a Software Engineering Intern during the summer of 2019. In addition, he has held an IT Part-Time Student position at John Deere since November 2019. In his role, he works on various projects for John Deere Financial working with things such as Amazon Web Services and Web Development. Outside of school, he travels the country with his family and has visited 48 states.


Adam Simodynes
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.


Britney Yu
Britney Yu is a sophomore from Bartlett, Illinois majoring in software engineering. Britney became interested in programming after coding a scoreboard for her senior tech project in high school. Britney is the Vice President of Digital Women and the Residential peer mentor for the LEAD Learning community. In Britney’s free time she enjoys folding origami, playing badminton, and learning guitar.