EH Update - May 2017

EH Update - May 2017
Important Dates
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
Image of Dr. Amato and EH Students at Recognition Ceremony
Honors Recognition Ceremony
Congratulations to our Engineering Honors graduates!
They were recognized at the university-wide honors recognition ceremony on Wednesday, May 10.
Their friends and family got to watch them receive their Engineering Honors stoles as well as various regalia they've earned through other honors programs.
Be on the Lookout for the Annual Report!
We will send out an email with the link to the annual report in the middle of summer - be sure to keep checking your Texas A&M email and fill out that report as it is an EH requirement.
Volunteer with Engineering Honors this Summer!
Will you be in College Station this summer? Want to volunteer at some prospective engineering honors student events? Fill out this survey on Qualtics to let us know your availability!
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.
So you're going away for a semester...
Studying abroad in Germany, completing an internship in Dallas, or working in a co-op in Ohio? Tell us about it! Fill out the Fall '17 Semester Away assignment in eCampus using the instructions below so we can count your EH participation correctly.
  • Log in to eCampus and select "Engineering Honors Community (2016-2017)" under "My Organizations"
  • Go to the content folder and select the "Fall '17 Semester Away" Assignment
  • Write the nature of your semester away and location in the comment section (ex. "Study Abroad, Qatar")

Mon Aug 28 - First day of Class!

EH Welcome Social - 7:00-9:00 pm in the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom

Tue Sep 5

EH Career Fair Prep - 9:30am-3:00pm in MSC 2406 A&B

Thu Oct 5

EH Town Hall - 6:30-8:15pm in the ILSB lobby/auditorium

Thu Nov 2

EH Course Scheduling Social - 5:45-7:45 in the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom

Thu Dec 7

EH Finals Study Spectacular - locations to be determined

EH Executive Committee Corner
Congratulations to our newly elected leadership team for the 2017-2018 EH Executive Committee!
Chair, Kevin Kmetz, '19, BMEN
Photo of Whitney Souery
Vice-Chair of Internal Affairs, Whitney Souery, '20, ENGR
Photo of Zach Hardy
Vice-Chair of External Affairs, Zach Hardy, '18, NUEN
Photo of Greg Dorgant
Communications Officer,
Greg Dorgant, '20, ENGR
Allison Hartmann, '20, ENGR
Congratulations to our recent graduates!
The Engineering Honors team is so proud of our graduating seniors and wish them the best of luck on whatever comes next! Below is a list of our students graduating with the Engineering Honors distinction. Their major and other honors distinctions they earned are also listed.

Nazif Ali, CECN, URS

Nafe Alsawfta, CPSC, URS

Abrar Alshaikh, PETE

Bailey Barksdale, ELEN

Mikayla Barry, BMEN, HF, URS

Margaret Blackwell, ELEN

Nathan Brunner, AERO, HAE
John Derner, CHEN, URS
Trace Dressen, MEEN, HF
Augustus Elliss, MEEN, HF, URS
James Felderhoff, AERO, HAE, HF
Eric Fris, CHEN, URS
Connor Furqueron, ELEN
Daniel Ghan, AERO, HAE, HF, URS
Sarah Gibson, BMEN, HF
George Gillette, CVEN, HF, URS
Sarah Hammock, CHEN, HF, URS
Jessica Hanson, BMEN, HF, URS
Benjamin Jack, ELEN
Dominic Jarecki, MEEN, HF, URS, HMM
Alexander Kelley, CPSC, URS, HM
Gregory Krupit, CPSC, URS
Joseph Lee, CHEN
Jonathan Markcity, MEEN 
Mahak Mithani,CPSC, HCSE, HF, URS
Adam Navara, BMEN, HF, URS 
Edgar Oviedo, ELEN, URS
Hannah Pearce, BMEN, URS  
Parker Peelen, IDIS, HF
Seyed Rahimi Moghadam, CPSC
Farid Semi, AERO, HAE, HF 
Paul Shaunessy, PETE 
Gabriel Siegel, PETE 
Andrew Singer, CEEN, URS 
Suh Sukongnwi, AERO, HAE 
Nian Tan, PETE 
Brennen Taylor, CPSC, HF, URS 
Carlos Tovar, BMEN, HF  
Courtney Walker, PETE 
Sean Whitney, AERO, HAE 
Omar Wyman, BMEN, HF, URS
Frank Zhong, AERO, HAE
*Distinctions: URS - Undergraduate Research Scholar; HF - Honors Fellow; HAE - Honors in Aerospace Engineering; HCSE - Honors in Computer Science and Engineering; HMM - Honors Minor in Math; HM - Honors in Math
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.
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EH Reminders
  • Make sure you are maintaining active status in Engineering Honors! If you need a refresher on the requirements, look them up here.
  • Keep checking your student email so you don't miss the annual report and other EH news!
  • Miss a monthly update? Check out past monthly updates here.
Have a Great Summer!
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