February 2017 Monthly Update

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017 MONTHLY UPDATE

 


 

DEADLINES

Date

Event

Feb 17th

Sign up for Big Event here and enter the access code: FAA7A-00546

Feb 17th

ATPSE Legacy Scholarship Application for outstanding engineering students. Application available here.

Feb 19th

Leadership positions in ECOS: Fellow (apply here) or Mentor (apply here) (see article on the right for application details)

Feb 22nd

University Summer Research Grant (USRG). Details here.

February 24th University Scholars Application for those applying or are current Freshman in University Honors. Benefits include: $8,000 scholarship, learn how to apply for fellowships, and represent honors. Apply here.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out our EH Calendar for more details on the upcoming events and activities below!

Date

Event

Feb 21st

EH Department Track Session - CHEN, CVEN, MEEN (5:30-6:45 PM, CHEM 100). Register here.

Feb 22nd

Pastries and Pondering - lecture series on diversity and comparative medicine while enjoying kolaches (6:00 PM, MSC 2504)

February 27th

How to Adult - College teaches you a lot. But some skills college doesn’t teach you e.g., taxes. (Henderson Hall, contact honors@tamu.edu for more details)

Feb 28th

Special Programs: Grand Challenge Scholars Program, Zachry Leadership Program, Mays Masters of Business programs, EnMed, Engineering International Programs (Study Abroad) (5:30-6:45 PM, CHEM 100). Register here.

Mar 3rd

Mays Master of Business - Detailed Overview
Mays Master of Finance- Detailed Overview (4:10-5:25 PM, HRBB 124). Register here.

Mar 7th

EH Track Sessions 2 - BMEN, OCEN, PETE
(5:30-6:45 PM, CHEM 100). Register here.

Mar 10th

EnMed - Detailed Overview (4:10-5:25 PM, HRBB 124). Register here.

Mar 21st

Distinguished Lecture

EH* Distinguished Lecture

Mar 24th

Halliburton Engineering Global Programs - Overview (4:10-5:25 PM, HRBB 124). Register here.

March 27-31st

Student Research Week (see info below)

Mar 31st

EH* Course scheduling social. Register here.

 EH* - events which count for EH activity credit

EH T-SHIRT - VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN

We want your opinion on the top t-shirt designs submitted by your fellow scholars. The top design will help us spread the word about EH so we want to make sure we choose the right one. Vote here.

HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR FOR ADVISING?

One of the requirements of the Engineering Honors program is to meet with your Department Coordinator at least 1 time per academic year (or once a semester if you are in BAEN, CSCE, ECEN, ISEN, or NUEN).

We keep track of this meeting through an assignment in the eCampus portal. Once you have completed your advising, log into eCampus and go to the content folder on the left side of the screen. The assignment is called "EH_Spring17_Adviser_Meeting". Use the text submission section to submit the date of the meeting, name of your advisor, and which department you are in.

MAINTAINING ACTIVE STATUS

As a student in Engineering Honors there are certain requirements for maintaining active status in the program. These requirements can include, but are not limited to, keeping an overall GPA of at least 3.5, meeting with your EH Department Coordinator, participating in EH program approved activities each regular semester, and submitting an annual EH report. Once you are in a major, certain department tracks have additional requirements.

All this information is available in the Program Overview page here.

Note: Some ENGR 181 sessions do not count as EH approved activities. Please check with your EH department coordinator.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Want to help make our EH events a success and be of service to the organization? There are many ways to get involved. Simply sign up for using this link. At the end of the semester, volunteers will be entered into a raffle.

LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?

The EH Opportunities page lists deadlines for competitions, scholarships and upcoming opportunities. Stay up-to-date by visiting the webpage here.

NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

Interested in the Astronaut Scholarship, the largest STEM fellowship in the nation with an award of up to $10,000? Send us email if you are interested. Eligibility: US citizen currently in the second or third year, with at least one more year to graduation; extensive undergraduate research experience; a GPR of 3.7 or above majoring in engineering, natural or applied science or mathematics; and intend to pursue research as a career.

Other National Fellowships are available (deadline is May) including: Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell scholarships. For more information about fellowship timelines, click here or contact natlfellows@tamu.edu.

STUDENT RESEARCH WEEK

Join the 2016-2017 Student Research Week (SRW), the largest single-university student-run research symposium in the US, planning committee. The SRW Committee is a special committee within the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) at Texas A&M University. We are looking for zealous graduate and professional, and undergraduate (juniors and seniors only) students who wish to make a positive impact on students, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M University, and on the local community through their leadership and service. This is a high impact opportunity to gain event programming experience in an academic setting and to sharpen leadership, organizational, and public skills. Apply Here.

PAST EH MONTHLY UPDATES

Did you miss a monthly update? Find an archive of our monthly updates here.


TIME SENSITIVE!
BE A FIRST GEN ECOS FELLOW OR MENTOR

You have the opportunity to make a difference in our inaugural Engineering Honors Living Learning Program (called the Engineering Honors Community of Scholars or ECOS), starting this Fall 2017.

Returning students are invited to be part of the pioneer cohort of ECOS.   To be eligible for leadership positions and to guarantee your space, Apply for housing (select ECOS).  Leadership positions are described below, along with the link to apply (deadline Sunday, February 19).  

Positon

Responsibilities

Benefits

Deadline & Link

Fellow

Academic role models and mentors

- Work with Engineering Honors to develop residence based programming
- Directly influence the environment, to foster an intellectual and FUN climate

Discount on housing (amount TBD, but goal is to be substantial), honors seminar course credits (graded), automatic good standing in EH, other benefits being explored

Apply here

by February 19 (*Sunday*)

 

Peer Mentor

Provide unofficial mentoring to freshmen, sharing "what I wish I knew as a Freshman" and connect Freshman to the community;

Participate in ECOS programs.

Discount on housing (amount TBD), honors seminar course credits (pass/fail), automatic good standing in EH, other benefits being explored

Apply here by

February 19 (*Sunday*)

 

RA

Standard ResLife RA duties -Develop leadership skills
-Build & nurture a new LLC for EH

 

Monthly compensation covering full cost of housing, honors seminar course credits (graded), automatic good standing in EH, other benefits being explored

Apply here by Fall 2017 for Spring 2018 openings. If you have applied, mention ECOS as your preference.  You can apply for other positions above.

 

 

 ENGINEERING HONORS NEWS

 

TOP COMPANIES AT THE ENGINEERING HONORS CAREER FAIR  

Engineering Honors CareerFair Event Spring 2017

We had a record number of top industry partners participating in our last career fair event including: Amazon, GM, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Sandia Laboratories, Schlumberger, Shell, and Valero. Initial feedback from the participants indicated that getting advise before the SEC career fair was extermely valuable.

AGGIELAND SATURDAY A SUCCESS!

At Aggieland Saturday we talked to almost 250 visitors. We can look forward to many more to join the EH cohort. Thank you to all our volunteers!

GREAT IDEAS FROM THE TOWN HALL

Engineering Honors Town Hall Event

More than 300 students attended the event where we introduced the EH Executive Committee (ExecComm).   At the event, the inaugural EH living learning community (ECOS) was discussed, including leadership opportunities available to returning students.   We had great interaction during our focus groups, led by the ExecComm, where students gave great ideas on programming that students would enjoy and benefit from.   At the event, the winner of our "Lunch with your Prof" prize was Nathan Brockway.  Congratulations

FALL 16 VOLUNTEER RAFFLE WINNER

Ravi Lad is the winner of the Fall 16 Volunteer Raffle. Read about his awesome experience below:

"Having the opportunity to sit down over lunch and visit with my Drilling Engineering professor, Dr. Heitor Lima, was an amazing, memorable experience. During our discussion, my friends and I learned about Dr. Lima's life and work in the oil & gas industry out of Brazil, his home country. His knowledge, motivations, and sense of humor contribute to him being one of my most inspiring mentors, and it was definitely a unique opportunity to get to speak with him outside of the classroom in a more informal setting. I am extremely thankful to Engineering Honors for helping make this event possible-- I will definitely remember it." - Ravi 

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Career Fair Volunteers:Sarah Abrash (CHEN, Senior) MoyinOluwa Adejumo (ENGE, Freshman) Jonathan Carpency (CHEN, Junior) Pauline Davila (ENGE, Freshman) Lloyd Donelan (ENGE, Freshman) Kevin Duan (ENGE, Sophomore) River Dwight (ENGE, Freshman) Leslie Escalante-Trevino (CPSC, Sophomore) Jessica Fan (ENGE, Freshman) David Franklin (MEEN, Junior) Daniel Ghan (AERO, Senior) Sarah Gibson (BMEN, Senior) Daniel Hartman (ENGE, Senior) Hayoung Jeon (TEAB, Freshman) Kevin Kmetz (BMEN, Sophomore) Derrick Knox (ELEN, Junior) Ravi Lad (PETE, Junior) Justin Lovelace (ENGE, Sophomore) Richa Patel (BMEN, Sophomore) Sneha Santani (CPSC, Sophomore) Victoria Wei (CPSC, Sophomore) Nadia Whitehouse (ENGE, Freshman) Zachary Diasip Willy Sikui (PETE, Sophomore)

Prospective Student Visit Panelists: Jonathan Carpency, Daniel Ghan

Aggieland Saturday Volunteers: Sarah Abrash (CHEN, Senior) Jonathan Carpency (CHEN, Junior) Leandro Falcon (ENGE) David Franklin (MEEN, Junior) Daniel Ghan (AERO, Senior) Allison Hartmann (ENGE, Freshman) Kevin Kmetz (BMEN, Sophomore) Hector Linares Garcia (BMEN, Sophomore) Michelle Rhodes (CVEN, Sophomore) Sneha Santani (CPSC, Sophomore) Ricci Seguban (CHEN) Victoria Wei (CPSC, Sophomore) Sean Whitney (AERO, Senior) Zachary Diasip Willy Sikui (PETE, Sophomore)

 


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