The Leadership Team of Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow is made up of dedicated students and advisers from the four core clubs. It is broken down into four committees. Each committee is responsible for a part of the conference. Further detail is given below, along with who leads each committee and their contact information.
Programming has put together an exciting line up of conference sessions and key speakers. The individuals leading the sessions are made up of distinguished faculty, strong student leaders, and company professionals. You will walk away from each session bringing with you a new idea or way of thinking that will change your world. If you haven’t already, check out the conference schedule under the “Conference Schedule” and “Sessions” tabs.
Tom is a senior in chemical engineering, with a minor in biomedical engineering. He is a current community adviser and has been a past president for Emerging Leaders in Engineering. He is the Director of Programming within ELT. He coordinates session and keynote speakers for the conference. He hopes that the conference will act as a springboard for the students attending to help them achieve their future endeavors and life goals. He hopes that additional student organizations are inspired to join ELT for the future conferences. When you see him around campus, stop and say hi!
Abigail is a sophomore in chemical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering. She is a part of the programming committee, so she helps the director of programming with coordinating sessions and coming up with keynote speakers. She is also the Olympic chair and a cluster mentor in Emerging Leaders of Engineering. She hopes that the conference will inspire people to make the most out of their careers.
Jake is a freshman in Environmental Engineering. He is a member of Water polo club, Freshman Leaders in Engineering, and Vice President of a residence hall floor. He is on the Programming committee for ELT and helps with scheduling and determining the speakers. Jake hopes that this conference will really help students network and learn what it means to be a leader. Last year, he had a really positive experience and he wishes that others will be able to benefit from it too.
Corporate Relations has been recruiting only the finest companies to sponsor this new initiative. Each company sponsoring is not only getting great publicity for their brand but is making an investment in Iowa State engineering students. Take a look at the Fundraising Heads and their background below.
The Logistics Committee has been coordinating with all of the other committees, joining all of the ideas and making the Leadership Team act as one cohesive unit. They have also been coordinating with the Conference Planning and Management to provide the best meals and venue in Ames.
Matthew is a Senior double majoring in Agricultural Systems Technology and Industrial Technology , with a minor in Agronomy. He is a past President of Triangle Fraternity and is currently the Internal Vice-President for them. He is also a peer mentor for the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department. He is the Director of Logistics within ELT. He is responsible for coordinating with all the committees to determine what needs to be completed to have a successful conference. He hopes that the conference gives students the confidence to take up leadership roles and step out of their comfort zones.
If you are a student and have heard about us, then you probably interacted with the Marketing Committee. They are in charge of getting the word out about the conference, and communicating its many benefits to ISU students.
Shelby is a sophomore in Chemical Engineering with a minor in sustainability. She is the VP of Membership for the Society of Women Engineers and on the Publicity & Merchandising Committee for E-Week. She is a co-director of the marketing committee for ELT. She is responsible for making sure the social media outlets are updated, designing giveaways, and advertising for ELT. She hopes this conference will be a way for all students to develop skills they can utilize through their time on campus and in the workplace. If you see her around, feel free to say hi and ask any questions!
Katherine is an instructor and graduate assistant for the College of Engineering and Leadership Studies Program. Her role is to provide leadership development opportunities for students in the College of Engineering. In addition to enrolling students in the minor and certificate program, she teaches the engineering leadership courses: ENGR 150, “Foundations in Leadership Learning and Development,” ENGR 155, “Leadership in Engineering Student Organizations,” and ENGR 250, “Leadership in Engineering Teams.” She advises the Emerging Leaders in Engineering student organization and Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow conference, and holds leadership development workshops for student organizations and various programs on campus. Her role with ELT is to provide direction for leadership development programming and conference planning logistics. She hopes students find the networking at the conference invaluable to the development of their efficacy as a leader and capacity to participate in the leadership process. We are excited to meet all of our engineering students and be part of their leadership development journey! Make sure to come say hey!
Professional work experience includes 21 years working with student success and retention initiatives. This includes the past 9 years as the Director of Engineering Student Services at Iowa State University. In this role, he provides oversight for the college’s undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts and student services/retention programs. In addition, Dr. Johnson serves as an advisor for several student organizations within the engineering college, supervises the Advanced Manufacturing Systems Lab, and instructs a course within the colleges Leadership Certificate/Minor. Finally, Dr. Johnson maintains a term graduate faculty appointment within the School of Education at ISU, serving on Ph.D. Program of Studies committees for multiple students within the College of Education.