The Engineering Council was founded in 1983, making it one of the oldest University of Arizona alumni clubs. The club focuses on providing scholarships for future Wildcats and networking opportunities for graduating engineering students.
Three Policies of the UAAA Engineering Council:
I. The purpose of this chapter shall be the advancement of education at the College of Engineering of the University of Arizona.
II. Promoting and raising the standards of the engineering profession.
III. Develop, encourage and sponsor programs in consultation with the Dean of the College. Develop the spirit of fellowship of the members and promote the educational and professional goals of the chapter.
The Engineering Council with the UA Alumni Association hosts three large events throughout the calendar year.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, the council will host its Toss for Scholarships event at the Pera Club in Tempe. The main goal of this competitive cornhole tournament is to raise scholarship money for incoming freshmen entering the UA College of Engineering. The tournament offers sponsorship opportunities and accepts donations from donors unable to make the event. Vy Kieu, social media chair, plans to post updates during the event on their social media platforms.
The annual spring and fall breakfasts encourage engineers and guests to enjoy a meal together while listening to a guest speaker and a visit from the dean. The breakfast focuses on updating attendees about what is going on in the UA engineering world. Ticket sales for each event raise funds for scholarships.
Last year, the Engineering Council awarded three scholarships. President Scott Sayles says his favorite memory being apart of the Engineering Council is being able to introduce all of the scholarship winners at the presentation each year.