Archive for women in engineering

The energy was high in the Bethancourt Ballroom in the MSC on the Texas A&M campus last week as 110 incoming engineering students and their families celebrated the culmination of the Engineering Summer Bridge Program, which was designed to bridge the gap from high school to college for first-generation students.


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was invited to give an inspirational talk at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) in San …


Makiah Eustice, a junior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected as a Brooke Owens Fellow. The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program awards internships and senior mentorships to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space explorati…


During the weekend of Feb. 17-19, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Texas A&M University hosted the final Region C Conference, where hundreds of students and professionals from across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi congregated to network and engage in professional development o…


Laughter and excitement could be heard around the room as 60 elementary students filed into the College Station Hilton Feb. 23 for the second annual DiscoverE Girl Day event. The Texas A&M University College of Engineering’s Women in Engineering program, in collaboration with PK-12 Engineering E…


Women in Engineering, a program offered through the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, held a graduate recruitment event Feb. 17. Students from across the country came to meet with faculty, staff and students from nine departments to learn more about engineering. For the event, 22 pro…


Texas A&M University’s Women in Engineering Program recently received funding to create the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Program. The grant awards $250,000 to fund eight undergraduate students as they complete research within their respective departments. “The competitive grant was awarded to Tex…


For the third year in a row, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter at Texas A&M University received a SWE Outstanding Collegiate Section Gold Award at WE16, the largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology. The conference, hosted by SWE, was held in Philadelp…


BUILD, a student-led organization that is aimed at unifying the student body through a physically uniting effort, is making waves across the Texas A&M University campus for its innovative and aspirational endeavors. The organization, which also aims to connect students from all different types o…


Nine engineering students supported by the Women in Engineering (WE) program at Texas A&M University competed in the 2016 International RoboSub Competition in San Diego. Their mission was to earn the highest number of points completing a series of underwater tasks with a RoboSub they designed an…


Long before she was preparing to defend her thesis on surface plasma nitriding of fuel cladding materials, Elizabeth Castanon joined a new organization her senior year at Palacios High School called Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology (POWER SET…


Prerna Jain is a go-getter. The graduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University was recently selected for the Lawrence F. Guseman Award for her outstanding contributions to the success and prosperity of the Graduate and Professional Student Coun…


The Texas A&M University student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TAMUite) is a high-achieving organization. In addition to being one of the largest ITE student chapters in the nation, the chapter hosted 11 guest speakers and signed six contracts with three different clien…


Maddie Hirsch, a junior in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, is not your typical engineering student. She recently competed in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship in Clemson, South Carolina, with the Texas A&M Triathlon Team. The Aggies finish…


Maura Cadigan, a junior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was honored with a Goldwater Scholarship, while Kendal Ezell, a sophomore in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received an Honorable Mention Goldwater Scholarship. Cadigan and Ezell were both hon…