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, and software engineering students currently enrolled in an undergraduate EE, CprE, 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.


2018-19 Student Advisory Committee Standing Members

IEEE Student Chapter
Jared Griffin, president
Amir Hamza, vice president

HKN Student Chapter

Digital Women 
Sydney Ehlinger, president
Megan Bailey, vice president

Critical Tinkers 
Joseph Gamble, president

SE SAC Representative
Steve Nyepon, president, CS/SE Club

Engineering Student Council Representative
David Bane, E-Week co-president

Cyclone Amateur Radio Club (CARC)
Jacob Drahos, president


Megan BaileyMegan Bailey
Megan Bailey is a junior studying software engineering from Des Moines, Iowa. Megan realized she wanted to study software engineering when she was at the University of Iowa studying biomedical engineering. She transferred to Iowa State in the fall of 2017. Megan is a transfer peer mentor with the Women in Science and Engineering program and vice president of Digital Women. Outside of class Megan enjoys running and reading.



Sydney Ehlinger
Sydney Ehlinger is a senior studying software engineering from Des Moines, Iowa. She became interested in pursuing a software engineering degree after taking a web design class in high school. Sydney is an active member and the current president of Digital Women. In her free time, Sydney enjoys yoga, reading, sewing, and knitting.



Jared Griffin
Jared Griffin is a senior in computer engineering from Newton, Iowa. Jared found a passion for programming through his high school’s robotics team. After coming to Iowa State, Jared joined IEEE originally to work on an Arduino project, then climbed the ranks to President today. In his free time, Jared enjoys playing disc golf and tennis, along with keeping up with the tech user groups in Des Moines and playing with emerging software technologies.



Steve NyeponSteve Nyepon
Steve Nyepon is a sophomore studying software engineering from Kansas City, Missouri. Steve became interested in pursuing a software engineering degree after taking a programming course during his freshmen year of college. Steve is an active member of Engineers Without Borders and president of Computer Science and Software Engineering Club. Outside of class Steve enjoys working out, golfing, watching football and baseball, and learning about new software technologies.




SAC Bylaws

Application Form

Software Engineering SAC

email to submit comments or concerns to the Student Advisory Committee.