Industry Advisory Board

Supporting excellence in Cal Poly’s HVAC&R concentration in Mechanical Engineering

WHAT IS THE IAB?

The Cal Poly HVAC&R Industry Advisory Board assists the Mechanical Engineering Department in maintaining the excellence of the HVAC&R program and encourages it to continue its traditional “hands-on” approach to engineering education.

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our goals

To help keep the Mechanical Engineering Department up-to-date on the current and future needs of engineering graduates planning to enter the HVAC&R industry
To assist the Mechanical Engineering Department in developing and implementing goals related to the HVAC&R curriculum, laboratories, and student activities
To create an opportunity for faculty to exchange ideas with people in the HVAC&R industry
To help HVAC&R industry leaders better understand the goals of the Mechanical Engineering Department
To assist the Mechanical Engineering Department in seeking public and private support for the HVAC&R curriculum, laboratories, and student activities

IAB LEADERSHIP

Doug Scott
Claudius Lynne LLC
Chair
805-859-4710
Brian Sybesma
Western Allied Corporation
1st Vice Chair
562-944-6341 x289
Cherie Nixon Nakagaki, P.E.
Therma
2nd Vice Chair
916-955-4670
Larry Sun
DMG Corporation
Lecturer
949-735-6195
Jennifer Mott
Cal Poly
Professor
805-756-1334
Steffen Peuker
Cal Poly
Professor, HVAC&R Director and IAB Liaison
805-756-1353

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Support HVAC&R at Cal Poly

Our endowment was created to specifically support the HVAC&R program at Cal Poly, which means that all proceeds can only be used for the betterment of the program and do not go into the general fund. Our program was suspended from the late 80s through 2000 for over a decade. By building a strong endowment, we are making it possible to sustain the program for the long haul. Your contributions will support our state-of-the-art HVAC&R lab, industry tours, national ASHRAE convention, and participation in Cal Poly’s Open House.