Volunteer Opportunities


The College of Engineering will host three events for students this spring focused on career exploration. If your background/experience matches, please submit your interest and current resume through our Google Form.
  • MSEM Alumni Panel - date/time TBD
  • Careers in Engineering Alumni Panel - date/time TBD
  • Nontraditional Careers in Engineering Networking Event - Tuesday February 21 from 4:00-7:00pm  (*alumni who work in nontraditional industries like Nonprofit, Chemical, Government, Insurance, Law/Legal, Healthcare, National Defense, Nuclear, Pharma, Aerospace, Banking, etc.)


Faculty are once again seeking alumni guest speakers to discuss their careers and expertise in various courses throughout the spring semester! All courses have the ability to host speakers in-person or virtually.
If your background/experience matches the below volunteer descriptions, please submit your interest and current resume through our Google Form.

Cloud Native Computing Computing Architecture (ECGR 4090/5090)
Date and Time: M/W/F from 12:20-1:10pm (speaker in April)
Desired career/expertise: Cloud computing industry professional. How the industry uses cloud, skills in demand, and career prospects.
Landfill Design (CEGR 4264/CEGR 5264)
Date and Time: Wednesdays from 11:00am-1:45pm
Desired career/expertise: Expertise should be with construction of landfills or operation of landfills or design of landfills used for waste disposal.
Introduction to Environmental Engineering (CEGR3141)
Date and Time: Tues/Thurs from 1:00-2:15pm (speaker in March or April)
Desired career/expertise: an environmental engineer (from consulting firms, utility companies, or law enforcement agencies) talking about their real-world experience on environmental projects (design, operation, compliance for water, air, solid waste, or other environmental aspects).
Introduction to Machine Learning (ECGR 4105)
Date and Time: Tues/Thurs from 8:30-9:45am
Desired career/expertise: A professional who is applying machine learning in their business to provide perspective on industrial applications of machine learning. Topic is flexible but will need to incorporate machine learning as a central topic.
Introduction to Robotics
Date and Time: Tues/Thurs from 5:30-6:45pm (speaker in April)
Desired career/expertise: Expertise in robotics and/or automation to discuss jobs and job duties.
Power Generation: Operation and Control (ECGR 4190/5142)
Date and Time: Tues/Thurs from 1:00-2:15pm
Desired career/expertise: Working in power and energy/utility with expertise in forecasting (energy, load, price forecasting, especially load) and/or data analytics applied to power systems.
Power System Analysis II (ECGR 4142/5194)
Date and Time: Tues/Thurs from 2:30-3:45pm
Desired career/expertise: Experience/working in the renewable energy field
Solid Mechanics (MEGR 2144)
Date and Time: M/W/F from 9:05-9:55am
Desired career/expertise: An alum who can speak to material/safety/design based decision making in their profession. This is a mechanical course, but concepts from civil engineering/structural design (we need the building to be safe so we made the columns this large) are a good explanation. It would be great if the speaker could describe how they use engineering calculations (and ideally industry/governmental standards) to design safe and effective solutions.
Thermodynamics (MEGR 3111)
Date and Time: M/W/F from 12:20-1:10pm
Desired career/expertise: General use of thermodynamic principles in their work. HVAC&R design would be good (design of components/systems as opposed to planning of building layouts would be better); it would be great if they could speak towards efficiency in their designs since we will be talking about energy losses and inefficiencies.