Archive for Women in Engineering

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…


Tamara Becejac, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a travel grant to participate in the 2016 IEEE Woman In Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Conference (ILC). Becejac was among only five recipients nationwide to re…


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…


Above: Kathy Tran and Heather Berry pose for a photo after competing in the VEX U competition in League City, Texas.  A Texas A&M University team of 12 female engineering students recently placed fourth out of 11 other university teams at a VEX U Robotics competition in League City, Texas. The …


Research shows that America desperately needs professionals specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to expand and advance its economy and society. Currently less than 15 percent of engineers are women. To reverse this statistic, maintaining enthusiasm in science, tech…


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named one of the 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today by The Best Master’s Degrees, a website that provides reviews and rankings to help narrow down the field w…


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University was well represented at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC) in Houston. The conference, hosted by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology in partnership with the Association …


Two sixth-grade girls peer at the computer screen, scrolling up and down looking for clues to help them program their robot. It’s late afternoon at Cypress Grove Intermediate School in College Station, Texas, and the all-girls FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team is gearing up for a competition. Texas A&…


Laughter and excited chatter could be heard throughout the hallways of Thompson Hall recently as the first Howdy Jr. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Expo kicked off. More than 200 children, parents, faculty, staff and volunteers attended the event. Jr. FLL (for ages 6 through 9) allows children to use thei…


­­­Ricci Seguban has her hands full, and that’s putting it lightly. The freshman general engineering student from Washington is involved in numerous student organizations and extracurricular activities. She said getting involved in engineering programs and university organizations has enriched her …


Amy Bolon, doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a leading example of women pushing the boundaries in engineering research and leadership. For the second year in a row, she represented Texas A&M at the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference.Am


Six members of the Women in Nuclear chapter at Texas A&M University were recently selected to attend the annual Women In Nuclear (WIN) National Conference on a travel scholarship. It is the highest number of scholarship winners for the conference in the chapter’s history. “The basis of the co…


Rachel Hayden ‘89, president and founder of Hayden Consultants, Inc. and former American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Dallas branch president, was awarded the 2015 Civil Engineering Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Hayden was selected for her outstanding entrepreneurial efforts with her company,…