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.


2016-17 Student Advisory Committee Standing Members

IEEE Student Chapter President
Claudia Athens, current president

HKN Student Chapter President
Matthew Lee, current president
Cameron Cornick, PAST president

Digital Women president
Ashley Dvorsky, current president
Gabby Ortman, PAST president

SE SAC Representative
Weston Morgan – Undergraduate Student

Engineering Student Council Representative

At-Large Members
Thomas Moll – ECpE Undergraduate Student


Claudia AthensClaudia Athens

Claudia Athens is a sophomore in Computer Engineering from Des Moines, Iowa. She became interested in engineering after taking a programming class during her junior year of high school. She is actively involved in the department as the President of IEEE. She is also a member of Digital Women and will be initiated into Eta Kappa Nu this fall. Her hobbies include playing tennis, watching NBA basketball games, and programming.


Gabby OrtmanGabby Ortman

Gabby Ortman is a junior in Computer Science. She switched to her major after three semesters of Genetics because she disliked running wet lab experiments and was interested in the application computer science had in biology. She has interned for Lexmark, and is currently an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Laboratory for Molecular Programming and is a Teaching Assistant for the Computer Science department. She is also currently President of Digital Women. She enjoys riding her bike, drawing, and spoiling her betta fish, Watson.


Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee is a senior in Electrical Engineering. Initially entering Iowa State as Undeclared Engineering, he switched to EE after he learned about the seemingly endless career opportunities the field had to offer. He is currently a TA for EE/CPRE 166 and EE/CPRE 294 and is the President of Eta Kappa Nu, Nu Chapter. Previously, he has also interned with John Deere in Fargo, ND, and Silvis, IL, during his time as a student and will be working in East Moline, IL for John Deere as a Software Engineer upon graduation in May 2017. Matthew is currently the HKN President.


Cameron Cornick

Cameron Cornick is a senior in Electrical Engineering. He found that EE has no end to learning opportunities and has been stuck learning ever since freshman year. He has interned with IBM, has served as a TA for EE285 and EE330, and previously served as HKN Nu Chapter President. After graduation, he will be joining IBM in the VLSI Design area helping create the next cutting edge server processors.


Thomas MollThomas Moll

Thomas Moll is a Senior in Computer Engineering. He has been involved in ESC, NAMI, and is a Teaching Assistant for 127 and 227. After he graduates he will be working at LinkedIn in Silicon Valley. His hobbies include programming for fun, playing piano and rock climbing.


Ashley DvorskyAshley Dvorsky

Ashley Dvorsky is a senior studying Software Engineering, originally from Iowa City, Iowa. She is currently a Teaching Assistant for CPRE 281, a Student Admissions Representative (STAR), President of Digital Women, and an active member of Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity. In her free time, she enjoys painting, volunteering, and cheering for the Cyclone.


SAC Bylaws

Application Form

Software Engineering SAC

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