About Us

The Beginnings
This is an organization that was created in 2008 as an Undergraduate Advisory Council for the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (Aerospace Department Website).
LUNAR stands for Leadership, Undergraduate Networking and Recruitment.

Students Making a Difference
The Leadership, Undergraduate Networking and Recruitment (LUNAR) Council is a means for current undergraduates to provide continuous feedback to the department. The students in the Council seek to play an active role in the development, organization, and decision-making process within the department. This will lead to the goal of a full experience—not only in academic education, but also through the growth of the department. With this student involvement, the faculty and staff can make more informed decisions for the benefit of the students. In addition, the Council will take an active part in the recruitment efforts of the department to bring in the best prospective undergraduates to join our program in the future.

Past Projects and Accomplishments
The Council meets every other week to discuss current events and issues occurring within the ASE/E M department, specifically those issues related to the Undergraduate Program. Accomplishments initiated and/or produced by LUNAR representatives include:

  • Curriculum review and preparation for 2010-2012 catalog change, 2008
  • Retention of the Learning Resource Center (LRC), 2009
  • Collaboration with WEP and EAC memberse in female student recruitment initiatives, 2010
  • Creation of the myASE Forum and the anonymous Course Concern Dropbox, 2011
  • Contributions to the Cockrell School 4-Year Graduation Initiative department discussions, 2012
  • Curriculum review for Mechatronics and Measurement/Instrumentation coursework, leading to the creation of a new course to replace outdated material, 2011-2013
  • Contributed to ASE Curriculum Committee for 2014-2016 catalog changes, 2012

Current and Future Activities

  • Continuing recruitment efforts for high-performing and/or female students
  • Creating department policy for Honor Code education
  • LRC printing policy review and push for PDF assignment/lab submission
  • Work with the External Advisory Committee (EAC) to increase undergraduate collaboration
  • Work on building ‘beautification’ projects

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Current Lunar Council Representatives

AIAA – Wesley Yu
AHS – Caleb Sims
DBF – Amy Ekiriwang
LRA – George Sparks
SEC Rep – Wes Adams
SGT – Georgiann Hormann
UAV Rep – Blake Younger
WIALD – Nicole Vieger
Peer Advising – Bailey Sikorski
Class of 20 – Jaswant Mallavaram
Class of 19 – Gavin Martin
Class of 18 – Siddarth Kaki
Class of 17 – Ravi Lumba
Graduate – Yasvanth Poondla
At Large – Zack Bassett

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