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
Jake Weaver | EE IAB Chair
Principal Systems Engineer/Airborne Strike Platforms
Chad Albertson | EE IAB Vice-Chair
IBM Systems and Technology Group
Manager of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Hardware Design Engineer
Deputy Program Manager on the Technical Support Services Contract
Lead Aviation Program Engineer/Manager
Electrical Consultants, Inc.
Product Marketing and Development Manager
Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc.
Field Application Engineer
SL Power Electronics
Compliance and RTO Manager
East River Electric Power Cooperative
Systems Engineering Manager – Sensors and Integrated Systems
UTC Aerospace Systems
Chair of the Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Computer Science IAB Members
Vince Connelly | CS IAB Chair
Jennie Fredin | CS IAB Vice-Chair
Programs Manager - Surface Solutions
Senior Development Manager
Information Technology Manager
Senior Software Developer
Director of Software Engineering
Senior Engineering Manager
Senior Software Engineer