General Perspective

The Engineering Excellence Fund’s mission is to empower students, faculty and staff to create an excellent and innovative environment for engineering education in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, through the efficient investment of student resources.

The Engineering Excellence Fund places the interests and investment power of the engineering student experiences at CU Boulder in the hands of current engineering students. The Engineering Excellence Fund Committee Serves as a funding agency for a variety of projects in the College including senior projects, lab upgrades, building renovations, class development, CU engineering teams, and engineering projects for society.

The EEF Committee awards more than $1.5 million annually to students, educators, and programs through fixed commitments and proposal cycles. Check out opportunities to receive EEF funding or previous awards!

Committee Composition

EEF operations are entirely student managed and selected. The EEF Committee is composed of 6 undergraduate students and 3 graduate students from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The 9 voting member committee spans as many department and degree programs as possible to promote greater awareness and advocacy for the needs of all engineering students at CU Boulder. The committee is advised by 3 faculty/staff non-voting mentors.

Current committee members may be found below.

Becoming a Member or Advisor

EEF members are elected representatives of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences student body. Undergraduates, graduates, and advisors are eligible to serve three-year terms.

Current openings and applications to apply may be found here.

Current Committee Members

Undergraduate Representatives

Haley Ingram
Committee Chair

Haley is a Junior in the Engineering Plus department.

Desmond Manthy
Financial Committee, Co-Chair

Desmond is a Sophomore in the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science departments.

Suyog Soti
Webmaster, Co-Chair

Suyog is a Junior in the Computer Science and Applied Mathematics departments.

Nabil Ettachfini
Financial Committee

Nabil is a Senior in the Computer Science department.

Jiselle Ye
Public Relations Committee

Jiselle is a Sophomore in the Electrical Engineering department.

Tyler Cagle
Secretary

Tyler is a Senior in the Mechanical Engineering department.

Graduate Representatives

Jordan Maxwell
Facilities Committee
Jordan is a 2nd year PhD student in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences department.
Kristin Callahan
Secretary

Kristin is a 3rd year PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department.

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Tanmay Chaturvedi
Member

Tanmay is a 1st year Masters student in the Electric Engineering department.

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Faculty/Staff Advisors

Dr. Leland Giovannelli
Advisor
Dr. Leland Giovannelli is the Faculty Director and a Senior Instructor for the Herbst Humanities Program at CU Boulder. Among her many accolades, she is the recipient of the 2013 Sullivan-Carlson Award.
Keith Regner
Advisor
Dr. Regner is a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering Department.
Derek Reamon
Advisor
Dr. Reamon is a Senior Instructor and Co-Director Intergrated Teaching and Learning Program and Laboratory.

Applications to Join EEF

Student Position(s)
The EEF Committee is currently accepting applications for two graduate positions beginning in Fall 2019. The application will close on September 30, 2019.

All sitting EEF Members are required to attend evening, bi-weekly Committee meetings and to read all submitted proposals during the 2 Mini and 1 Major proposal cycles. Members often take on additional leadership, development, and promotional tasks.

Student Application
Advisor Position(s)
The EEF Committee is currently accepting applications for one faculty/staff advisor position beginning in Fall 2019. The application will close on September 30, 2019.

All sitting EEF Advisors are required to attend evening, once-weekly Committee meetings and to read all submitted proposals during the 2 Mini and 1 Major proposal cycles.

Advisor Application

Contact the EEF Committee