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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.

Branch Chief, GNC Autonomous Flight Systems
NASA Johnson Space Center

Term: Spring 2018 - Fall 2020

Bell Textron

Term: Fall 2019 – Spring 2022

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Millennium Engineering and Integration Company

Term: Spring 2019 – Fall 2021

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

Term: Fall 2018 - Spring 2021

Senior Technical Advisor
NASA Headquarters

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022

Vice President Offshore and Subsea

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022

Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Term: Fall 2019 – Spring 2022

Associate Center Director, Research and Technology
NASA Ames Research Center

Term: Spring 2015 – Fall 2020

President and CEO
PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022

Senior Manager, AI Technologies
The Boeing Company

Term: Spring 2019 – Fall 2021

Firefly Aerospace

Term: Fall 2017 - Spring 2020

Principal Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022

Emeritus EAC Member
Bellevue, WA

Term: Emeritus

Emeritus EAC Member
Sandia National Laboratories (Retired)

Term: Emeritus, Fall 2002 – Present

Computational Scientist | Software Development Engineer
AMD Research

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022