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.
2019-20 Student Advisory Committee Standing Members
IEEE Student Chapter
Collins Ntwali, president
HKN Student Chapter
Alex Carpenter, president
Felipe Varela-Carvalho, vice president
Alexis Cordts, president
Caroline Rankin, vice president
Taylor Burton, president
Parker Larsen, vice president
SE SAC Representative
Austin Lowe, president, CS/SE Club
Engineering Student Council Representative
Madison Kriege, VP of Business Management
Cyclone Amateur Radio Club (CARC)
Jacob Drahos, president
Madison Kriege is a senior studying computer engineering from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She became interested in engineering after years of building Legos with her father and discovered a love for computer programming in early high school. Madison is the VP of Business Management for Engineers’ Week and works for both The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) as well as with Pearson Education. When not in a class, you can find her at Cyclone football games, indie rock concerts, and eating ice cream.
Caroline Rankin is a senior from Knoxville, Iowa majoring in software engineering. Caroline became interested in programming after taking a Python class in high school. Caroline is the Vice President of Digital Women and also works as a Software Engineering Peer Mentor. When she isn’t on campus, Caroline likes to go ice skating at the ISU Ice Arena, eating at Insomnia Cookies, and enjoying ‘Sushi Wednesday’ with friends.
Austin Lowe is a sophomore in Computer Engineering from Des Moines, Iowa. He became interested in the computer engineering field in 8th grade after participating in a Robotics bootcamp and quickly finding himself as the head programmer of his team. When not in class, he often finds himself researching new technologies in the field of computer engineering. He is namely interested in AMD software technologies, overclocking or tweaking his PC settings, and playing video games.
Joshua Bump is a senior in software engineering with a minor in leadership studies. He is currently the Vice President of Finance for Engineering Student Council (ESC). Along with ESC, Joshua served the National Association of Engineering Student Councils as the Midwest Region Information Management Coordinator. He is the College of Engineering student representative for the Computation Advisory Committee which makes various recommendations regarding technology on campus to the Provost He has served as the Co-Director of Corporate Relations for Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow for two years. This year, he was chosen to join the Software Engineering Student Advisory Council. 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 this summer. Outside of school, he travels the country with my family and has visited 48 states.