Baker, Bunting seek Engineering Council VP

Baker toughts national connections, Bunting discusses concrete accomplishments

Many of the Engineering Schools’ classes occur in Thornton Hall, above.

The elections will take place between Monday and Thursday. Engineering students may vote online at

Second-years Colin Baker and Michael Bunting are both seeking election to the position of Engineering Council Vice President. The winning candidate will lead the nine standing committees, five representative bodies and executive board which make up the Engineering Council.

Baker previously served as First Year Representative and Second Year Representative for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Baker said he hopes to expand E-week, a weeklong celebration of engineering each year, and Random Acts of E-stud, a program promoting random acts of kindness around Grounds.

“First and foremost, I like giving back,” Baker said. “The easiest way to give back is to cause change, and the easiest way to cause change is to be in a student leadership position.”

Baker said he hopes to encourage involvement in not only University events, but events involving the National Association of Engineering Student Councils, a group for which he is the Virginia delegate. Baker said he plans to run for Vice-President of the national organization at their national conference this year.

This expansion would increase networking with companies and possibly attract employees to speak about their research on Grounds.

Bunting, a current member of the Marketing and Advertising Committee, said he worked closely with the current vice president in the last year and sees running for the position as the next logical step.

Bunting has also worked on E-week as a member of the Marketing Committee.

Bunting helped to run the Darden Court Board Project, which worked to create standards for the boards located in Thornton Hall, which engineering clubs update with information about events. He reached 100 percent participation by creating a model Student Council board as an example and worked with the Engineering Council’s Executive Board on the program.

Elections will take place between Monday and Thursday. Engineering students may vote online at

Published February 22, 2014 in FP test, News

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