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MSU graduate student elected to architecture institute board of directors

February 3, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Elizabeth Siedel, an architecture graduate student at Montana State University, has been elected as an officer of the American Institute of Architecture Students. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

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BOZEMAN – Elizabeth Seidel, a graduate student in the Montana State University College of Arts and Architecture’s School of Architecture, was recently elected as director of the west quadrant for the American Institute of Architecture Students.

Seidel, from Newberg, Oregon, also serves as the liaison for the AIAS finance committee and the AIAS advocacy task force. Her work with the finance committee includes providing information graphics as tools for chapter leaders, cost-value propositions and auditing the national AIAS budget. With the task force, Seidel is working to understand what the millennial generation views as strengths and struggles moving through school and transitioning to the profession. The committee will also investigate how AIAS can become a force of positive, perpetual change in communities and for the profession.

Beginning in July, Seidel will take on her role as the newly elected AIAS national vice president for the 2017-2018 term. She expects to earn her master’s degree in architecture in fall of 2018.

AIAS is a national, independent, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design and service among students of architecture, according to their website.

Contact: Jean Koelzer, School of Architecture, (406) 994-7882 or