Student Advisory Board
What is it?
- Created in 2013, the SAB is a committee of TBP members who serve to provide recent graduate and student input to the Executive Council and Executive Director, especially outside of Convention.
- The SAB identifies and prioritizes areas of potential improvement in TBP and works to make those improvements, as well as to enhance resources for collegiate chapter officers.
Who can join?
- Any TBP undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate in good stnding can submit an application to join the SAB. If selected, the SAB member serves for a three-year term, attending monthly WebEx meetings and fulfilling the objectives of the SAB agreed at the meetings.
- The SAB application for new members is open every year from December-January.
- Please direct questions or interest to the .
- Chapter Mentoring Initiative: to help improve chapter quality
- Chapter toolkit: a collection of guidelines and templates to provide chapter officers with additional resources and to address common problems.
- Improve President's Book (See President's Pamphlet)
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|Alex Brown, WY A '19||Alex is a chemical engineering major at the University of Wyoming (UW), minoring in mathematics. As part of the WY Alpha Chapter he served as chapter president, banquet site chair, and voting delegate at the 2018 Convention. He is a member of the UW Chem-E-Car team and has held officer positions with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Mortar Board. He will attend graduate school in the UK, working on his MSc in advanced chemical engineering.|
|Elizabeth Brooks, CT A '20||Elizabeth will graduate from Yale University in May 2020 with a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science. She joined the CT Alpha chapter in 2018, served as Chapter Vice President, and was a 2019 TBP scholar. She attended the 2019 District 1 Conference, the 2019 TBP Convention, and has assisted in organizing the 2020 District 1 Conference. After graduation, Elizabeth will begin a full-time engineering position with the Con Edison GOLD Program in NYC and plans to pursue a master's degree. She has also served as president/co-president of Yale's Society of Women Engineers and Design for America chapters, as well as SheCode, a Yale club that teaches programming workshops to middle and high school girls.|
|Lauryn Carver, OK A '19||Lauryn graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May 2019 with a degree in chemical engineering, focusing in biotechnology. For OK Alpha, she served as both the chapter president and vice president, each for one year. Lauryn continued her involvement in the following year by assisting the officers as a de facto student advisor to run the chapter smoothly. Lauryn has attended two D9 Conferences as well as the 2017 TBP Convention as a voting delegate and member of the Curriculum Review Committee. Lauryn is currently a research intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Nuclear & Radiochemistry Group, and she intends to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in the Fall.|
|Alec Jerger, OH K '20||Alec is a chemical engineering major with an applied mathematics minor and polymer specialization at the University of Akron. Within the OH Kappa Chapter, he served as the chapter president, vice president, and recruitment director and attended the 2018 and 2019 Conventions. During his time on campus, he conducted additional work in thermo-responsive polymer filtration research, the university's American Institute of Chemical Engineers Chapter, Dean's Team, and four co-op rotations in research & development at Bridgestone. He will graduate with his undergraduate degree in May 2020.|
AL E '18
|Phiwat is a graduate student in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and is serving as the SAB chair. He obtained his B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of South Alabama where he served as AL E Chapter integral beta competition committee chair (2016) and scholarship chair (2017). He attended the 2017 District 6 Conference, the 2016 Convention as a non-voting delegate, the 2017 Convention as a voting delegate and financial affairs committee secretary, and the 2018 Convention as a representative from the SAB and Central Texas Alumni Chapter.|
|Ava Mauser, NM B '17||Ava received her B.S. in chemical engineering and a minor in mathematics from the University of New Mexico. As part of NM Beta, Ava served as vice president and president, attended three regional TBP conferences, served on the awards committee at the 2017 Convention, was a TBP scholar, and was awarded the TBP fellowship. Ava attends the University of Michigan, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering.|
|Crystal Nguyen, LA D '18||Crystal is pursuing her bachelor's in chemical engineering. She serves as LA D Chapter president, attended Convention 2018 as a voting delegate, and served as a secretary for image and marketing committee. She is an Engineering Ambassador, co-caption for ChemE Car Research Team, and secretary for American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She is working on research of fracking waste water and lithium batteries at UL Lafayette. She is planning to pursue a master's in chemical engineering.|
|Mark Odorizzi, PA Z '19||Mark graduated from Drexel University in 2019, earning a B.S. in architectural engineering and a M.S. in civil engineering, minoring in music. He works as a structural designer at Keast & Hood Structural Engineers in Philadelphia. Mark was involved with PA Zeta for three years at Drexel. He served as vice president his junior year and president his senior year. During his involvement, he attended three District 3 Conferences and two TBP Conventions as the voting delegate of PA Z. During the respective conventions, Mark served as a member of the Awards Committee and Chair of the Resolutions Committee|
UT B '19
Vice Chair 2020
|Will graduated from Brigham Young University in 2018 with a major in chemical engineering and minor in computer science. In the UT Beta chapter, he served as president and MindSET Chair. He is currently a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University.|
NY S '20
|Natalie Turco is President of the NY Sigma Chapter. She served as her chapter vice president and parliamentarian in years past. At the 2019 Convention, Natalie served as Chair of the Image & Marketing Committee. She will be graduating in May with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in chemistry and will begin working at GD - Electric Boat as a structural engineer this summer. Natalie is an advocate for underrepresented individuals in STEM and hopes to continue improving conditions by bringing awareness to the challenges faced by those populations in the workplace.|
|SAB Advisors: Sandhiya Kannan, NY O '17 and Scott Trocchia, DC G '11|
Student Advisory Board (SAB) members and SAB advisors on a 2020 virtual meeting.