EH Update - April 2017

EH Update - April 2017
Don't miss these upcoming events and opportunities!
  • May: Grand Challenge Scholars Program applications open - Apply Here
  • June 1: Undergraduate Research Scholars program application opens! Get more info here
  • August: Zachry Leadership Program applications close - Apply Here
  • August 21: Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell scholarship application deadlines are approaching - see here for more info
  • Other Opportunities: Click here for more scholarship & involvement opportunities
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Final Study Spectacular!
Join us and ResLife during finals week for quiet places to study, coffee and snacks!
Dates: May 3 - May 9
Locations: The Commons Multipurpose Room, Hullabaloo 117 & 105, White Creek Multipurpose Room, Gardens Apartment Community Center
Earn an EH activity credit by volunteering at selected locations! Details here!
Special Seminars
Visit our website to register for one of these upcoming special seminars!

Picture of Kendal Ezell Picture of Kanika Gakhar
Kendal Ezell '18 (biomedical engineering major) and Kanika Gakhar '18 (aerospace engineering major) were selected for Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention. This is a major accomplishment - learn more about these students' research and accomplishments here!
Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!
All students receiving the Engineering Honors distinction and their parents are invited to the university-wide honors recognition ceremony on Wednesday, May 10, from 10 to 11:30 AM, at the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom, where they will be receiving their Engineering Honors stole. They will receive their EH certificates and lapel pins at their respective department's ceremonies. Those students receiving other honors distinctions will also receive regalia from University Honors. Congratulations on this impressive achievement, and the Engineering Honors team wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors!
EH Executive Committee Corner
Interested in Joining the Executive Committee?
The Executive Committee help shape the direction of the Engineering Honors program and serve as the official representatives for Engineering Honors students. Come join your peers to continue building this dynamic organization!
Applications for the Executive Committee can be found here, and are due on Wednesday, May 3, at midnight.
Steering Council Meeting
First Row: Stephanie Hertzog (VP of Product Lines of Exterran), Dr. Jennifer Welch (Co-Director, EH CSE Track and Regents Professor, Chevron Professor II, CSE, TAMU), Dr. Nancy Amato (Director of EH & GCSP, Regents Professor and Unocal Professor, CSE, TAMU), Whitney Sourey ('20, ENGE, Internal Affairs Vice-Chair), Kasey Khoobiar (EH program specialist), Dr. Suma Datta (Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies & Executive Director for LAUNCH at TAMU), Pauline Wade (Assistant Director of EH & GCSP): Second Row: Dennis M. Wittry, P.E. (S.E.Senior Principal & Regional Director of Central Texas Structural Engineering Services, WALTER P MOORE), Allison Hartman ('20, ENGE), Stephen Horn (Managing Partner of Ronin Partners LLC), Zach Hardy ('18, NUEN, External Affairs Vice-Chair), Dr. Jack Rodden (VP & Treasurer of Tribune Media Company): Third Row: Jonathan Car), Vishal Modi(), D.J. Franklin ('18, MEEN), Craig Brown (Chairman & CEO of Bray Controls, Inc.), Kevin Kmetz ('19, BMEN, Chair): Not Pictured: Chris Curran (Principal & Chief Technologist of PwC) 
Members of our Executive Committee had a working lunch with our Steering Council when they visited on Thursday, April 20! Students shared their vision for the program while receiving advice from the Steering Council.
First Row: Millie Krel (ECEN), Melissa Burket (MEEN), Hector Linares Garcia (BMEN), Nancy Amato (Director of EH & GCSP, Regents Professor and Unocal Professor, CSE, TAMU), Ricci Seguban (CHEN), Alyssa Ornelas (CVEN), Stephanie Wilcox (ELEN), Kanika Gakhar (AERO); Second Row: Brian Welsh (CVEN), Yuming Zhao (MEEN), Eghosasere Alao (AERO), Josiah Coad (CPEN), Jusung Lee (CPSC), Andrew Allen (ECEN), Samantha Wilson (CVEN)
The Texas A&M Grand Challenge Scholars program trains leaders who are equipped to solve the Grand Challenges for Engineering facing our society, identified by an international group of leading technological thinkers (with input from people around the world). Participants perform research related to a Grand Challenge problem while also gaining interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial, global, and service learning expertise and experiences. Students typically begin this three-year program in the fall of their sophomore year.
Promotional Video for the Zachry Leadership Program

Are you a leader who feels called to service, rather than stature? Do you want to learn how to make an impact? Watch the video above to learn more.
Lunch with a Professor at the University Club
The Petroleum table at the Course Scheduling Social won the Marshmallow Tower contest and got to have lunch with Dr. Hascakir, EH Department Coordinator for PETE at the University Club! [Evan Ford '19, Steven J. Winn '20, Zachary Diasip Willy Sikui '19, William Reynolds '20, Magy Avedissian '19, Mousa Hindi '18]
Spring 2017 Town Hall Raffle Winner
Nathan Brockway ('19, CSCE) won the Town Hall Raffle and took Dr. Scott Schaefer to lunch at U-Club, along with Nick Tiner ('19, CSCE) and Dirk Johnston ('19, CSCE). Brockway said,
"The food was great as Nick, Dirk and I talked with Dr. Schaefer about current and past trends of our great campus. The view of the new corps dorms was amazing, just like the food. Thanks to ENGR honors for letting us enjoy a great lunch break from school."
Volunteer Spotlight
Big thanks to D.J. Franklin '18 (MEEN) and Jonah Haefner '18 (NUEN) who served as student panelists for our April prospective student informational!
Want to Volunteer? Sign up here to sign up for a timeslot at the Finals Study Spectacular!
EH Reminders
  • Have you met with your department coordinator yet? Remember, you are required to meet with your department coordinator at least one time per academic year (once a semester for BAEN, CSCE, ECEN, ISEN, NUEN).
  • Use the instructions below to record your meetings:
    • Log into the "Engineering Honors Community (2016-2017)" page under the "My Organizations" tab on eCampus
    • Find the assignment under the content folder. Submit the date of your meeting and the name of your department coordinator in the comment section of the assignment.
  • Do you have enough EH activity credits to remain in good standing? You need one EH program approved activity each regular semester (Fall or Spring) or two activities a semester if in CSCE, ECEN, ISEN, or NUEN, if enrolled in courses on the Texas A&M College Station campus. Check eCampus to make sure your activity credits are recorded.
  • Make sure you are maintaining active status in Engineering Honors! If you need a refresher on the requirements, look them up here.
  • Join our Facebook page to stay updated on scholarships, jobs, internships, events, and to be eligible for raffle prizes.
  • Miss a monthly update? Check out past monthly updates here.
Around the University

  • University Honors puts on a lot of great events - check them out here!
Be on the Look-Out for the Annual Report!
We will be sending out an email with the link to the annual report at the end of the semester - be sure to keep checking your Texas A&M email and fill out that report as it is an EH requirement.
Have a Great Summer!
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