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The engineering department's industrial Board of Advisers is a major contributor to our students' interactions with industry, engineering practitioners, and employers. The board meets twice a year on the Trinity campus with faculty and invited speakers.

Members exchange ideas on assisting with industry-sponsored senior design projects, obtaining summer and permanent employment for our students, and providing speakers for the department's meetings and workshops. The board also contributes by making funds available for design projects and academic improvements

Trinity's Engineering Board of Advisers

Graciano Dieck Assad

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for The Mechatronics and Information Technology Division (DMTI)
ITESM, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus, Aulas IV-212

Joe Aillet, P.E.

Associate Vice President
Black & Veatch

Farzan Aminian

Professor and chair
Engineering Science Department, Trinity University

Keith Bartels, Ph.D., PMP

Staff engineer
Southwest Research Institute

Cal Chapman

President
Chapman Engineering

Ernest Franke

Technical Adviser - Automation & Data Systems Division
Southwest Research Institute

Tony Franckowiak

President
Venetian Marble & Granite

Michael Kotara, P.E.

Zachary Holdings, Inc.

Charlie Wernette

Director Engineering Design Construction
H-E-B Grocery Company

Thomas Schluter

President
Beckwith Electronic Engineering

Nils Smith, P.E., Chair

Vice President of Signal Exploration and Geolocation Division
Southwest Research Institute

Brianna L. Hinojosa-Flores

Senior Patent Attorney
Blackberry

Brent Fessler

President 
Hallmark University

Michael Bueche

Assistant Vice President, IT operations Excellence
USAA