Society of UA Graduate Engineering Students

The Society of UA Graduate Engineering Students, or SAGE, represents all students in the College of Engineering. Our main purposes are as follows:

  • Celebrate the achievements of UA Engineering graduate students
  • Encourage and promote high standards throughout the graduate collegiate experience
  • Voice and address the academic, professional and intellectual concerns of graduate students


Society of UA Graduate Engineering Students
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Departments Represented

The voting membership of SAGE includes duly elected representatives from the following College of Engineering departments:

  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering - Avinash Ayyalasomayajula, Sahib Mehta
  • Biomedical Engineering - Alice Sweedo
  • Chemical & Environmental Engineering- Lance Hubbard
  • Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics - Vacant
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering - Silvana Ayala Pelaez
  • Materials Science & Engineering - Ankush N Nayak
  • Mining & Geological Engineering - Vacant
  • Systems & Industrial Engineering - Maryam Hamidi
  • Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering - Soohee Cho 


Executive Board

President: Ankush N Nayak
Vice President: Vic Panil Keschrumrus
Secretary: Silvana Ayala Pelaez
Treasurer: Maryam Hamidi
Events Director: Avinash Ayyalasomayajula

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