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Industry Advisory Board


The two Industry Advisory Boards (IAB) for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are comprised of industry leaders who oversee the progression and development of these two programs.

Each board's objective is to provide external input and assessment of the program, resulting in continuous program improvement. This continuous external interaction is considered vital for the program to successfully fulfill its Land Grant mission and objectives.

Particular areas of interest for these interactions include:

  • Maintaining the relevance of the program's educational objectives and desired outcomes.
  • The development and enhancement of collaborative activities with local and regional high-tech industries to promote student and faculty professional development.
  • The fostering of closer ties with K-12 education in a manner that will help address the shortage of high quality math and science teachers and students interested in the engineering sciences.

While each IAB is self-governing, both boards use a single guiding charter.

Electrical Engineering IAB Members

Chad Albertson | EE IAB Chair
IBM Systems and Technology Group

Dan Berg
Manager of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Shane Carlson
Hardware Design Engineer
Daktronics, Inc.

John Clemenson
Deputy Program Manager on the Technical Support Services Contract
EROS Center

Derrick Galinat
Project Manager
Electrical Consultants, Inc.

Dean Huumala
Product Marketing and Development Manager
Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc.

Rojan Karmacharya
Field Application Engineer
SL Power Electronics

John Knofczynski
Compliance and RTO Manager
East River Electric Power Cooperative

Andy Koob
Project Manager
DGR Engineering

Carly Nord
Electrical Engineer

Wes Pfaff
Transmission Engineer

Jason Sprenkle
ProCare Manager
Sencore, Inc.

Kelly Vanderwerff
Research Engineer
Raven Industries

Mark Wehde
Chair of the Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Computer Science IAB Members

Vince Connelly | CS IAB Chair
Daktronics, Inc.

Jennie Fredin | CS IAB Vice-Chair
Programs Manager - Surface Solutions
Rockwell Collins

Brian Behm
Omnitech, Inc

Kim Button
Senior Development Manager

Shane Dauer
Information Technology Manager
Larson Manufacturing

Austin Hanson
Senior Software Developer
Central Square

Jason Lamont
Director of Software Engineering

Bruce Luinenburg
Account Manager
ACS Group

Troy Meyerink
Database Administrator

Dana Nachreiner
Senior Engineering Manager
Sencore, Inc.

Colin O'Connor
Senior Software Engineer