Archive for EASA

It’s not unheard of for new college students to feel like they are walking alone into an unfamiliar environment with an overwhelming pressure to succeed. Engineering student Hunter Hakala was no stranger to these feelings as he entered his freshman year, but thanks to his experiences with Texas A&am…


When Zahra Parkar ’18 was mapping out her higher education plans, affordability, challenging coursework and engaging leadership opportunities were at the top of her list. Through Texas A&M University’s Engineering Academies and the Zachry Leadership Program, she found exactly what she needed. …


As part of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering’s effort to enhance the educational experience of its students through its 25 by 25 initiative, the college has launched a new student mentoring program for first-generation engineering students, the First-Generation Engineering Student Mentoring Program.


Dr. Sonia J. Garcia, senior director for Access and Inclusion in Engineering Academic and Student Affairs (EASA) at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Robert M. Gates Inspiration Award.


Dr. Valerie E. Taylor, Texas A&M University College of Engineering senior associate dean of academic affairs, is now serving a three-year term on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee on Opportunities in Science (COOS).    COOS appointees advise the AAAS Direc…


The Texas A&M University College of Engineering boasts an impressive honors program of over 1,000 students. The program is newly redesigned, with this being the second year as a college-level program. Engineering Honors provides students with unique opportunities to network with faculty and indu…


Dr. Sonia Garcia recently presented two posters at the World Engineering Education Forum and Global Engineering Deans Council 2016 in South Korea. Garcia, who is the senior director of Access and Inclusion in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, presented on global opportunities for …


Dr. Valerie E. Taylor, senior associate dean for academic affairs and the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Taylor was honored for leadership in b…


Christopher Curry, a freshman general engineering major at Texas A&M University, won $100,000 in tuition money during the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway at halftime of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s (ACC) championship game on Saturday (Dec. 3). Curry, a graduate of Waco Midway High School, won the…


Dr. Noemi Mendoza Diaz, assistant professor of engineering instruction in the first-year engineering program at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded a two-year grant totaling $150,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant, Research Initiation: Exploring Enculturation of …


Texas A&M University senior civil engineering student Kaci Hicks has a lot on her plate. With graduation approaching in May, Hicks is preparing to move to Houston to begin work at Jones and Carter. In the meantime, she’s devoting much of her time and energy to an organization that has grown clo…


Shawna Fletcher, director of the Women in Engineering (WE) program at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the 2015 Student Employment Impact Award for her work with student employees.  WE is a program that focuses on promoting and supporting female engineers. The program hosts outreach o…


More than 120 teams including seven from Texas A&M University will take part in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 29 and 30) on the campus of Texas A&M. More than 1,000 students representing more than 100 universities and three high schools wil…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted 33 high school counselors at the fall Engineering High School Counselor’s Retreat on Nov. 18 and 19. Dr. Sonia Garcia, senior director of access and inclusion program in Engineering Academic and Student Affairs (EASA), organi…


Dehydration is the second leading cause of death in infants, but what if a simple pacifier could prevent it? Student team DeHydraTect has developed a dehydration-detecting pacifier for just this cause through Aggies Invent: Pediatric Medical Applications. Aggies Invent promotes an innovation and en…