LUNAR Council with Bob Crippen
Members of the LUNAR Council have the opportunity to meet with many of our special visitors, including former NASA astronaut, Captain Bob Crippen, shown above.

The Leadership, Undergraduate Networking and Recruitment (LUNAR) Council is a means for current undergraduates to provide continuous feedback to the department. The students in the Council seek to play an active role in the development, organization, and decision-making process within the department. This will lead to the goal of a full experience—not only in academic education, but also through the growth of the department. With this student involvement, the faculty and staff can make more informed decisions for the benefit of the students. In addition, the Council will take an active part in the recruitment efforts of the department to bring in the best prospective undergraduates to join our program in the future.  Details about the council can be found on the LUNAR Formation document.

Activities and Accomplishments

The Council meets every other week to discuss current events and issues occurring within the ASE/E M department, specifically those issues related to the Undergraduate Program. Accomplishments initiated and/or produced by LUNAR representatives include:

• Curriculum review and preparation for 2010-2012 catalog change, 2008
• Retention of the Learning Resource Center (LRC), 2009
• Collaborated with WEP and EAC members in female student recruitment initiatives, 2010
• Creation of the myASE Forum and the anonymous Course Concern Dropbox, 2011
• Contributions to the Cockrell School 4-Year Graduation Initiative department discussions, 2012
• Curriculum review for Mechatronics and Measurement/Instrumentation coursework, leading to the creation of a new course to replace outdated material, 2011-2013
• Contributed to ASE Curriculum Committee for 2014-2016 catalog changes, 2012

Current and future activities include:

• Continuing recruitment efforts for high-performing and/or female students
• Creating department policy for Honor Code education
• LRC printing policy review and push for PDF assignment/lab submission
• Work with the External Advisory Committee (EAC) to increase undergraduate collaboration
• Work on building 'beautification' projects; fundraise and plan for a garden installation in the South lawn of the WRW building


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