WIE Advisory Council

The objective of the Advisory Council is to develop a close working relationship between engineering leaders in the greater Akron community, Sate of Ohio and the nation, and the administration of the Women in Engineering Program. Activities and goals to be realized as a result of this relationship are:

  • Advocacy: To function as an advocacy group for the Women in Engineering Program.
  • Performance: To assist the Women in Engineering Program in attaining high professional standard and to prepare students to meet the needs of society and industry.
  • Philanthropy: To assist the Department in the cultivation and solicitation of philanthropic resources and establish a multi-faceted fund raising program that will continue into the future.
  • Employment: To expand opportunities for students and graduates to find employment.
  • Recruitment: To assist the college in recruiting outstanding female students.

2018-2019 Advisory Council Members

Barbara Aichinger
Vice President, New Business Development
FuturePlus Systems Corporation

Dr. Brian Arbuckle (Emeritus Member)

Mr. Scott C. Armstrong
Deputy Project Manager
Parsons | Welty | Thomarios

Michael Baumgartner
Program Management, Sr. Manager
Lockheed Martin

Ms. Lynn Brocco (Emeritus Member)
Co-Founder and VP, Hardware Engineering

Ms. Eileen Buzzelli
Managing Director, First Energy Technologies
First Energy

Elissa Comis
Sr. Project Consultant
McMillen Jacobs Associates

Dr. Teresa Cutright
Professor, Civil Engineering
The University of Akron

Christine Domer
General Manager, Akron Laboratories & Tire Services
Smithers Rapra

Mrs. Margaret Donovan (Emeritus Member)

Mr. Awald Langenfeld
Senior Project Manager
Cargill Salt

Mr. Ted Ladd
Plant Manager
PPG Industries

Ms. Cheryl McKinney
Strategy VP East of Rockies
BP Refining and Marketing

Ms. Lynn Miggins
KS Associates

Dr. Dane Quinn
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
The University of Akron

Dr. Mary Verstraete
Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Assoc. Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Akron

Ms. Angel Williams
Manager-Technology Advancement, IPM & Compliance
The Timken Company

For more information

Women in Engineering Program
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3901

Heidi Cressman, Director
Auburn Science and Engineering Center 205D

Tel: 330-972-7701
Fax: 330-972-5162
Email: wiep@uakron.edu