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.
2015-16 Student Advisory Committee Standing Members
IEEE Student Chapter President
Quinn Murphy, current president
HKN Student Chapter President
Amy Seibert, current president
Digital Women president
Gabby Ortman, current president
SE SAC Representative
Engineering Student Council Representative
Sara K. Jones
Sara Jones is a senior in Electrical Engineering. She chose EE after day-shadowing an Electrical Engineer in high school and discovering the myriad of applications and opportunities for EEs. She is currently a Peer Mentor for EE 185, and has interned with Nexteer Automotive and Garmin International the previous two summers. She plans to enroll in the concurrent BS/MS program and graduate with a Masters in Control Systems. She hopes to work as a Design Certification Engineer upon her graduation.
Thomas Moll is a sophomore in computer engineering. He chose his major because he enjoys writing code and developing new applications for embedded systems. He has interned at GARMIN International, Workiva, and is currently a Teaching Assistant for the Computer Science Department. He was financial adviser for HackISU, and currently is the Vice President of Communication for Engineering Student Council. He enjoys developing code to make his life easier and 3D modeling.
Quinn is a Senior in Computer Engineering from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He became interested in electronics after spending countless hours online seeing all of the cool things that technology could do. He has interned at Garmin and National Instruments, served as an EE 285 TA for two years, and currently works in the Reconfigurable Computing Lab studying the acceleration of parallel graph algorithms using FPGAs. After graduation, Quinn would like to work on robotic prosthetics that interface with biological systems or animal-inspired robotics.
Anne Ore is a senior in software engineering. She has interned at Microsoft and Intuit and has worked as a teaching assistant for the ECpE department. She is involved with the SE SAC, and she is a Kaleidoquiz/Quickykwiz director at KURE.
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.
Mike Pruszinske is a senior in computer engineering and a second-year MBA student in ISU’s concurrent program. He chose computer engineering because he enjoys finding new applications for technology to improve daily life. He decided to go for the concurrent MBA to get a better understanding of the business side and hopes to start his own company one day. After internships at Donaldson Company and Boeing, Mike spent the past two summers as a Software Technical Sales intern at IBM in San Francisco and Washington, DC. He is involved in the leadership of clubs like IEEE and the Entrepreneurship Club, and works part-time as a consulting team leader for IT projects with ISU’s newly-formed CyBIZ Lab.
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