Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)

Welcome to the Aerospace Engineering's Graduate Student Advisory Committee webpage!

The Aerospace Engineering Graduate Advisory Committee (GSAC) was created to serve as a voice for all graduate students in the AE Department.  The Committee strives toward continuous improvement of the department to serve the needs of the graduate students.  In addition, it encourages involvement in student projects and intitiates other projects to further improve students' experiences in the department.


  • Gavin Ananda
  • Shruti Ghanekar
  • Ankit Jain
  • Manue Martinez
  • Aaron Perry
  • Ishaan Sood
  • Vedant


The GSAC seminars are a fun way to learn more about your fellow classmates, and the rest of the Aerospace Engineering Department.  These seminars are meant to allow you to present work-in-progress, or to practice talks you will give at a conference.  In particular, we would like to encourage a friendly environment where ideas about research can be shared.

If you would like to give a seminar, please don't hesitate to contact a member of GSAC.  Keep in mind that your GSAC presenation counts as 3 AE 590 seminars (for the speaker not the attendees).


To contact us, send an email to the GSAC  members or you can email the Aerospace Engineering Department.  Our bylaws can be found here. You can also like us on Facebook.



Program Administration:

elliottgatillinois [dot] edu (Prof. Greg Elliott)
Associate Head, Graduate Programs

tankatillinois [dot] edu (Staci McDannel)
Program Coordinator, Graduate Programs

Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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