It is with great excitement we announce that Dr. Matthew Sanders has accepted the appointment for Director of the Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (formerly Thesis Services). His acceptance coupled with the rename of the department, is in complete alignment for the Reconceptualization of the Senior Thesis Program. Matthew’s expertise in capstone design and external community projects will be valuable through this transition. Please join me in congratulating Matthew into his new role.

In addition, the Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (CCUE) would like to announce that there will be a poster display showcasing student thesis projects at the Celebration of Excellence this October. Students interested in participating will require your verbal approval to participate, followed by official follow-up from the Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences. We appreciate your support! Any questions can be directed to Michelle Gebhardt at ext. 9683 or

Jackie El-Sayed
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering