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The External Advisory Committee (EAC) consists of industry and government professionals who hold responsible engineering positions in industry or government laboratories. One of the most useful functions of the advisory committee is to provide dialogue between students and practitioners of the profession. The committee structure provides a means for faculty to learn about technical, business, and philosophical trends taking place in industry. Similarly, the committee provides a format in which the department can inform industry about current thinking in academia. EAC meetings are held on campus twice each year.

CEO and Founder
Capella Space

Vice President of Aerospace Technology in Technology & Global Engineering
Raytheon Technologies

Branch Chief, GNC Autonomous Flight Systems
NASA Johnson Space Center

Vice President, Research and Development
Intuitive Machines

President and Chief Operating Officer
MORI Associates

Autonomous Systems Technology Lead
Air Force Research Laboratory
Kirtland AFB, NM

Senior Technical Advisor
NASA Headquarters

General Manager, Cameron Valves & Actuation

Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Associate Center Director, Research and Technology
NASA Ames Research Center

President and CEO
PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations

Senior Manager, AI Technologies
The Boeing Company

Systems Architect Sr. Mgr, Missiles and Fire Control
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Founder and CEO
Firefly Aerospace

Laboratory Operations Manager
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Spring, TX

Manager of the Thermal Sciences and Engineering Department
Sandia National Laboratories

Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer
Reliable Robotics

Emeritus EAC Member
Bellevue, WA

Co-founder and CEO
Slingshot Aerospace

Emeritus EAC Member
Sandia National Laboratories (Retired)

Sr. Staff Computational Physicist
Northrop Grumman Corporation