Connor Taylor


Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class of: 2017

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Why did you choose mechanical engineering? 
I chose mechanical engineering because it provides the fundamentals to understand a variety of industries and solve different problems. More specifically, I enjoy working with various pieces of equipment including pumps, compressors, and heat exchangers.

Why did you choose Texas A&M University? 
Texas A&M has an acclaimed engineering college and great culture. Many well-known corporations are dedicated to the hiring of aggies based on the skills they acquire while at this university. The culture fosters professional and personal development providing the opportunity to establish a great network and life-long friends.

What was the best part of your experience in the Texas A&M MEEN department? 
The collaboration and willingness of other people to assist you have been outstanding. From scheduling to homework, everyone in the department wants to provide you the best opportunity to succeed. 

Why did you become a MEEN Ambassador? 
I want to provide others the opportunity that I was given when I arrived at Texas A&M. Everyone provided so many tools and advice that have helped me become the person I am today. 

What research, work, and/or study abroad experiences have you had? 
TransCanada Corporation as a project engineer (Summer '16) and for Phillips 66 as a mechanical engineer (Summer '17)

If you could give one piece of advice to incoming MEEN students, what would it be? 
Continue to challenge yourself every day. Try new things and improve your weaknesses. Texas A&M has great people to help and support you. Everyone wants to see you grow and succeed. 

What organizations are you a part of or have you been a part of? Have you or do you currently hold an officer position? 
2016-2017: President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
2017-2018: President of the Mechanical Engineering Leadership Council (MELC) 

 Are you a transfer student? Did you participate in the entry to major process? 
I am not a transfer student. I did participate in the entry to major process.