In order to assure that our programs stay in touch with the realities of the world of work we have established an Industrial Board of Visitors for SEMS, whose members who are engaged in STEM-related endeavors. Its main purpose is to serve as a strategic sounding board to the school dean in charting the course of growth and development in the years ahead for a new paradigm of engineering, mathematics, and science education at Robert Morris University. Thus the board plays a crucial role in shaping the future of SEMS in the years ahead and helps us to realize our goal of making SEMS a school with national distinction in preparing the future engineers, scientists, and mathematicians serving the needs of society.
Formation of RMU programs has been greatly influenced by the needs of the local industries and advice of their prominent figures. The Engineering, Mathematics & Science Departments within SEMS continue this tradition by utilizing critical feedback from their advisory committees. The Engineering Program Advisory Committee (EPAC) for example consists of 13 senior engineering and related professionals who are mainly from the greater Pittsburgh region. Alumni from different RMU Engineering programs are also represented within EPAC, as well as our other advisory committees.