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 (one year after graduation) in good standing can submit an application to join the SAB. If selected, the SAB member serves for a three-year term, attending monthly Zoom 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.
- Read the SAB Charter to learn more about how the SAB functions.
- Please direct questions or interest to the Interest Form or contact the .
Current board projects include:
- 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. Any comments would be greatly appreciated in the form here.
- Simplified Constitution & Bylaws: work with a task force to suggest edits to the current C&B.
- Improve TBP Officer Handbook (previously known as President's Book; will be available in January 2021.
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|Hemanth Aroumougam, IN A '21||Hemanth graduated from Purdue University in 2021 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a cooperative education program in engineering certificate. Currently, he is working at Eli Lilly and Company as a process engineer at their multi-product plant and plans to pursue graduate education in the future. He has served as IN Alpha Chapter corresponding secretary and chapter president. As president, he attended several external meetings such as the 2021 District 8 Fall Meeting and the TBP Interactive Chapter Exchange. As an undergraduate student at Purdue, he gained work experience with Daimler Trucks Asia, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, and Osaka University's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.|
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 B.S. in chemical engineering, focusing on biotechnology. After graduation, she spent a year at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before moving to Chicago to pursue a Ph.D. in molecular engineering at the Univ. of Chicago. At OK Alpha, she served as both the chapter president and VP, each for one year. Lauryn continued her involvement by assisting the chapter officers in a student advisory role to help run the chapter smoothly. She has attended two D9 Conferences as well as the 2017 TBP Convention as a voting delegate and member of the Curriculum Review Committee. In the coming years, Lauryn hopes to establish a new TBP chapter at the University of Chicago.|
OH M '21
Vice Chair 2022
|Kara graduated from Wright State University with her B.S. in industrial & systems engineering in May 2021. She will continue at Wright State to obtain her M.S. in industrial and human factors engineering. At the OH Mu chapter, she became an officer-elect and later served as her chapter's corresponding secretary and vice president. She virtually attended the D7 Regional Conference and TBP Unvention in 2020. After graduating, she intends to stay involved by joining the TBP Dayton Alumni Chapter and the Dayton-Cincinnati Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Professional Chapter.|
|Christopher Ferguson, OH K '21||Chris is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Akron and will graduate in May 2021 with his bachelor's degree. He joined Ohio Kappa in 2019 and has held the roles of corresponding secretary and chapter president, each for one year. He attended the 2019 TBP Convention in Columbus, OH, as a non-voting delegate and the 2020 Unvention as the voting delegate. He also works in a research lab for high temperature ceramics and is involved with a student ASME chapter as the president. Chris is planning on pursuing a master's in mechanical engineering with a focus on materials.|
OH K '20
||Alec graduated from the University of Akron in May 2020 with a B.S. in chemical engineering and an applied mathematics minor. Within the OH Kappa Chapter, he served as the chapter president, VP, and recruitment director and attended the 2018 and 2019 Conventions. During his time in school, he took part in a wide variety of organizations and spent three years gaining co-op experience at Bridgestone in their R&D department. Alec works for Archaea Energy, a company that collects gases emitted from landfills and produces pipeline grade renewable natural gas.|
|Daniel Karami, OK A '19||Daniel graduated from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in May 2015 with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He worked as an engineering consultant for a national gas processing start-up that did data optimization internationally in Germany and Thailand, before returning to the OU in 2018 to pursue his MSc in biomedical engineering while working in data analytics and biologics for an Oklahoma-based biologics company. For OK Alpha, Daniel served as the graduate student coordinator for the 2019-20 academic year as well as president for Spring 2020. He also attended the 2019 Convention as a non-voting delegate and participated as a member of the Alumni Chapter Committee.|
|Elizabeth Kroll, MI E '24||Elizabeth will graduate from Wayne State University in May 2024 with a B.S. in chemical engineering and a minor in environmental science. She was initiated into the Michigan Epsilon Chapter in 2020. Since gaining membership, she has served as the chapter's historian and president. She is also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers along with Wayne State's campus activities team. Elizabeth will be a participant in the Disney College Program from April to August 2022. She plans on pursuing a master's in environmental engineering following graduation.|
|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 and an adjunct professor at Drexel University 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. During the respective Conventions, Mark served as a member of the Awards Committee and Chair of the Resolutions Committee|
|Michaelyn Thomas, Ph.D., MD A '21
||Dr. Thomas joined the Maryland Alpha chapter in 2020. She started her aerospace industry career in 2007 and brings a wealth of academia and development space experience to TBP. Dr. Thomas is currently an executive leader within the space public sector, and her specialty is program management on complex space-based systems. She holds a doctorate degree in organizational leadership from University of La Verne; a master of science degree in space systems engineering from the Johns Hopkins University; a master of business administration degree from University of Redlands; and a bachelor of arts degree in political science with a minor degree in Russian language from California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Thomas's research includes the organizational complexity of launch vehicle systems and how the dynamical network interactions are nonlinear; the quantitative analysis of artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, and its application of identifying and debunking misinformation on social media platforms; and equity, diversity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups in the aerospace industry. She holds five formal publications.|
|SAB Advisors: Alex Brown, WY A '19, and Lauren Logan, OH D '10|
Student Advisory Board (SAB) members and advisors on a 2022 virtual meeting.