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May 25 2007


MAE Industrial Advisory Board Meeting

Rice Room, 6764 Boelter Hall

Friday, May 25th, 2007

8:00-8:30 am Arrival, continental breakfast

8:30-8:45 am Welcoming comments: Dean Vijay Dhir/Prof. Adrienne Lavine

8:45-9:15 am Overview of graduate programs and updates: Prof. Xiaolin Zhong

9:15-9:45 am Overview of undergraduate programs and updates: Prof. Bob M’Closkey

9:45-10:15 am Faculty recruitment: Prof. Adrienne Lavine

10:15-10:30 am Break

10:30-11:00 am Overview of Industrial Affiliates Program: Prof. Greg Carman

11:00 am-12:00 pm Undergraduate student research projects: presentations by student leaders

ASME Battlebots: Jeff O’Donohue, Rob Glidden

SAE Supermileage: Brian Wilhelm, Mike Raymond, Brett Rosenthal

SAE Mini-Baja: Alex Serriere

Mars Rover: Andrew Boggeri

AIAA Des./Build/Fly: Gerard Toribio, Gaurav Bansal, Eric Chrisman

12:00-1:15 pm Luncheon

1:15-1:30 pm Systems engineering: Prof. Les Lackman

1:30-2:00 pm New faculty research & research centers: Profs. Lavine, Carman, Ho

2:00-3:15 pm IAB caucus period: (Chair: Dr. Munir Sindir, Pratt-Whitney)

1. Mechanisms for improved UCLA-industry interactions:

– Undergraduate, graduate scholarships/fellowships and internships.

– Industry visit days.

– Other suggestions.

2. Faculty recruitment. Defining our focus in Aerospace and Energy.* Future areas.

3. Graduate education. Are our graduates effective? M.S. breadth vs. depth.* Other advice.

4. Undergraduate education. Are our graduates effective? Matlab vs.

C++.* Education in Energy.* Other advice.

3:15-3:30 pm Break

3:30-4:30 pm IAB Outbrief to and discussions with UCLA MAE Faculty.