Industry Advisory Board

An Industrial Advisory Board advises WEP’s Center Director on all aspects of the center’s operation.  The IAB consists of a representative from each of the center’s industry members and serves a role similar to a board of directors.  It is responsible for setting policy, building consensus, and for selecting and approving projects for funding by the center.  The IAB meets with WEP staff frequently throughout the year.  Twice a year in more formal day-long meetings everyone meets to consider new proposals for funding, to assess progress made on previously funded projects, to make decisions on continued funding, and to carry out other center-related activities.  Industry members also interact with Principal Investigators (PIs) and WEP staff periodically throughout the year to review projects and address other centers issues.