We also seek input in face-to-face discussions with members of our external Advisory Board, by means of periodic meetings at the Department or College of Engineering levels. Our Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is a very important component of the Department as such and, more so, in the assessment process of our program. We have an extraordinary IAB which has shown dedication and interest in the wellbeing and development of our Program. The IAB visits our department for a half a day meeting every year in the Fall semester. During this visit, the Director presents to them an annual report summarizing the status of the department in terms of assessment, research, special projects, facilities, infrastructure, funding, etc. The IAB has always provided valuable feedback in many of these areas and issues, taking at times an active role in items of interest for the expansion and development of the program.