Paco Falcon


Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class of: 2017

Hometown: Premont, Texas

Why did you choose mechanical engineering? 
I chose mechanical engineering because it was the best place to use my love for physics and problem solving in a way to have a direct impact on society and improve the world as we know it.

Why did you choose Texas A&M University? 
College Station is home of the best university in the country, and a great place to keep my horses. My education and outdoor lifestyle are very important to me.

What was the best part of your experience in the Texas A&M MEEN department? 
My best experience so far has been the friends I have made. I have learned something from each and every single one of them, and they feel like family.

Why did you become a MEEN Ambassador? 
I became a MEEN Ambassador to help students make well-thought out decisions that will have a significant effect on their future. I remember how challenging it was for me a few years ago, and I want to help those who would like some guidance.

What research, work, and/or study abroad experiences have you had? 
I have interned twice with ExxonMobil for a total of 6 months, studied abroad in Greece for almost a month, and I am currently working on research regarding the dynamics of fluid-fluid interface with a team of PhD students and faculty members.

If you could give one piece of advice to incoming MEEN students, what would it be? 
Put in more effort than the people around you. The extra mile will set you apart from your classmates, and don't think that goes unnoticed.

What organizations are you a part of or have you been a part of? Have you or do you currently hold an officer position? 
I served as the treasure for the Texas Aggie Rodeo Team last year, and I am serving as the president of the team this year. I am part of a few honor societies as well.

Are you a transfer student? Did you participate in the entry to major process? 
No and no. I was in the last group of students to apply directly to mechanical engineering my senior year of high school.