Fellow Hokie Engineers,

I hope that everyone has been having a successful Fall 2022 semester. I am writing to you all today to provide a mid-semester update on the activities of the Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) and how we have been serving you as College of Engineering students.

From September 13th-16th, we welcomed 1,400+ representatives from 312 companies to the 43rd annual Engineering Expo. The university does not organize Expo. The event is coordinated by us, the SEC, a group of fourteen students, to benefit the entire student body. In addition to the numerous of interviews and job offers given to our 6,000+ student attendees, this year’s event brought in ~$600k in revenue for our organization.

I want to give kudos to Phillip Andrews ’23, Engineering Expo Chair, for his diligent work in planning this marquee event.

The Student Engineers’ Council is entirely self-funded; every year, we depend on our corporate partners’ support to fund engineering organizations on campus, scholarships for students, and all of our other events, including Engineers’ Week and the Engineers’ Ball.

Just this week, the SEC awarded $50k to clubs, design teams, and senior design groups throughout the College from our Fall 2022 Engineering Organization Fund (EOF). Please stay tuned for additional funding and scholarship opportunities available to individuals and organizations this year that are made possible by the Engineering Expo.

If there is any way I can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Ryan's Signature

Ryan Gniadek
President of The Student Engineers' Council
Computer Science ‘23