November 2016 Monthly Update

 

   

 

NOVEMBER 2016 MONTHLY UPDATE

 


 

DEADLINES

Date

Event

Dec 2nd Deadline to submit a synopsis of academic work for consideration in Explorations Volume 9. Find out more information and submit your proposal here
Dec 5th Deadline to sign up to volunteer for the Finals Study Spectacular - Register to volunteer in the links below
Dec 8th Deadline to order Engineering Honors Polos - Check the "Available EH Polos!!" article for ordering instructions
Dec 8th Deadline to complete the EH Living Learning Program survey
Feb 8th Deadline to submit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Application. The ASF Scholarship is a $10,000 National Fellowship for Juniors and Seniors in the STEM fields with demonstrated research accomplishments. They must be intending to go to Graduate School. The campus deadline is 8 AM on Monday, February 8. Informationals for candidates will be held in 103 Henderson Hall and may be registered for in the Event Registration System (ERS) through the linked dates. The following dates are when the informationals will be held: 4:00 PM Friday, January 20; and 4:00 PM Monday, January 23.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Check out our EH Calendar to keep up to date with upcoming events and activities!

Date Event
Dec 8th - Dec 14th

EH Finals Study Spectacular - Finals are right around the corner and so is the last major EH event of the semester. We will provide snacks, caffeine, study space and the opportunity to interact with other EH scholars that may be able to help you out! For information on how to receive an EH activity requirement, see the "Missing an EH activity requirement" article below.

Jan 23rd

EH Career Fair Preparation - Resume Clinic & Mock Interviews

Monday, January 23, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Rudder Tower Room 301/302

This event features industry mentors who will conduct one-on-one resume clinics and mock interviews, a panel discussion (with lunch provided), and an "Honors-only Career Fair" where students interact with industry representatives.

 MISSING AN EH ACTIVITY REQUIREMENT?

One of the requirements of the Engineering Honors program is to participate in at least one qualifying EH activity per semester (or two a semester if you are in BMEN, CSCE, ECEN, ISEN, or NUEN). There is only one more opportunity offered by EH to satisfy the participation requirement this semester: the "EH Finals Study Spectacular". 

TO RECEIVE CREDIT TOWARDS THE EH ACTIVITY REQUIREMENT, YOU MUST VOLUNTEER FOR 1 TIMESLOT (a 2-hour commitment) DURING THE EH FINALS STUDY SPECTACULAR. The deadline to register for a volunteer spot for the EH Finals Study Spectacular is Monday, December 5. You can find the links, times and locations of each volunteer opportunity below:

 Engineering Academic Buildings (EAB) - December 8

 Hullabaloo Hall - December 8; December 9; December 10; December 11; December 12; December 13; December 14

 Although the only volunteer opportunities are for the Engineering Academic Buildings (EAB) and Hullabaloo Hall, you can take advantage of other study locations at the Whitecreek Apartments on West Campus or the Gardens Apartments on North Campus across from the Emerging Technologies Building (ETB). Both of these locations still offer snacks, caffeine, and study space for students studying for final exams.

EXPLORATIONS VOLUME 9

Explorations Volume 9 Synopsis Submissions Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016 - Explorations provides an opportunity for undergraduates to publish articles of general interest based on their research findings or scholarly activity. The target audience includes faculty, staff, and students of Texas A&M University, other institutions of higher learning as well as parents, former students and current high school seniors. If your synopsis is chosen, you will be invited to write an article (1000-2500 words) describing your work and its significance in a manner accessible to a broad audience. Invitations will be announced in February 2017. Successful submissions will be published in Volume 9 of Explorations, in Fall 2017. Submissions are welcome from any Texas A&M undergraduate. For more information, please visit tx.ag/SubmitToExplorations.

 

 EH POLOS AVAILABLE!!

EH has a limited number of polos ready for pickup as soon as you can order them! The deadline to order your polo through Eventbrite is Thursday, December 8. Check the link here to see what sizes and colors we have available and reserve/register for the polo you want before ordering. You can purchase the polos in the A&M Marketplace in the following links: Black polo or White polo. After purchasing the polo, bring your receipt with you to pick them up in the Bright Building (HRBB) room 427B.

 

PAST EH MONTHLY UPDATES

Did you miss a monthly update? Find an archive of our monthly monthly update 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_Fall16_Adviser_Meeting". Use the text submission section to submit the date of the meeting, name of your advisor, and which department you are in.

 

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

 

GET INVOLVED IN COLLEGE-WIDE ORGANIZATIONS

The College of Engineering offers many opportunities to students. Check out the latest postings from organizations or information on how to reach out to a particular organization here.

                                            

 

  

ENGINEERING HONORS NEWS

OPPORTUNITY TO SHAPE OUR EH LIVING LEARNING PROGRAM

Starting in Fall 2017, EH will have its own dorm! EH is inviting continuing students to share their inputs and interest in participating in the new Engineering Honors Living Learning Program, through this survey: HERE. Your inputs will help shape the program into a worthwhile experience for both continuing and incoming students. The deadline to complete the survey is Thursday, December 8.

Continuing students participating in the Engineering Honors Living Learning Program (called the Engineering Honors Community of Scholars or ECOS) can enhance their academic experience with the following:

-community building through daily, informal interaction with their fellow scholars

-opportunities to gain leadership experience and participate in service learning projects involving the design and deployment of residence-based enrichment activities and academic support systems, including tutoring and mentoring of fellow scholars.

PRESENTING YOUR 2016-2017 EH-ExCom MEMBERS!

EH has selected the new 2016-2017 Engineering Honors Executive Committee (EH-ExCom). They will be working on your behalf this year and welcome your input. They are listed below and you can see their photos and contact information on the EH ExCom webpage.

James Burke (Freshman, ENGR); Jonathan Carpency (Junior, CHEN); Greg Dorant (Freshman, ENGR); Leandro Falcon (Freshman, ENGR); David Franklin (Junior, MEEN); Raul Garcia (Freshman, ENGR); Zach Hardy (Junior, NUEN); Allison Hartmann (Freshman, ENGR); Kevin Kmetz (Sophomore, BMEN); Edward Leber (Junior, AERO); Vishal Modi (Sophomore, MEEN); Bryton Praslicka (Sophomore, ELEN); Michelle Rhodes (Sophomore, CVEN); Andrew Salazar (Sophomore, ENGR); Sneha Santani (Sophomore, CPSC); Whitney Souery (Freshman, ENGR); Sarah Toler (Senior, ELEN); Lois Wampler (Freshman, ENGR); Victoria Wei (Sophomore, CPSC); and Zachary Diasip Willy Sikui (Sophomore, PETE)

 ADVENTURE AWAITS WITH THE ENGINEERING GLOBAL PROGRAMS OFFICE

Texas A&M students and faculty are going beyond the borders to seek out international experiences and collaborations. We invite students and scholars from around the world to expand their knowledge and careers in College Station. Texas A&M University's College of Engineering offers a variety of opportunities for students seeking life-changing experiences and scholars desiring a different community to work in. Find out more information about the Global Programs Office by visiting their website.

 

 EH COURSE SCHEDULING SOCIAL

More than 400 students participated in the Fall 2016 EH Course Scheduling Social (CSS). The students in attendance were able to sit with peers, advisors, and/or Department Coordinators for advising on their upcoming Spring 2017 course registration.

During the CSS, we announced our 2016-2017 EH-ExCom members and raffled 3 prizes throughout the night. The prizes were free lunches at the University Club on the top floor of Rudder Tower for the awardee, two of their friends, and an engineering professor of their choice. The recipients of the raffle prizes were: Tyler Durden (Sophomore, CPSC); Hannah Bratton (Sophomore, CVEN); and Sarah Swift (Freshman, ENGR).

EH would like to thank the following volunteers for helping throughout the night:

Gabrielle Adams (Junior, MEEN); Inimfon Adpabio (Sophomore, ELEN); Nafe Alsawfta (Senior, CPSC); Noah Bittner (Sophomore, MEEN); Margaret Blackwell (Senior, ELEN); Philip Bowie (Senior, ELEN); Hannah Bratton (Sophomore, CVEN); Nathan Brockway (Sophomore, CECN); Joseph Buckle (Sophomore, CHEN); Francisco Falcon (Senior, MEEN); Francesca Gay (Sophomore, CHEN); Daniel Ghan (Senior, AERO); Benjamin Graybill (Sophomore, MEEN); Karoline Hight (Sophomore, CHEN); Daniel Jakob (Sophomore, MEEN); Miranda Jones (Junior, PETE); Ravi Lad (Junior, PETE); Joseph Lee (Sophomore, MEEN); Jake Leland (Junior, CPSC); Raymond Monahan (Sophomore, MEEN); Hannah Moore (Junior, NUEN); Jason Nguyen (Sophomore, IDIS); Hannah Pearce (Senior, BMEN); Liana Polikaitis (Junior, BMEN); Morgan Riffe (Sophomore, MEEN); Pedro Riojas (Junior, MEEN); Daniel Rutledge (Sophomore, MEEN); Aaron Skouby (Junior, CECN); Brennen Taylor (Senior, CPSC); Ashley Tucker (Junior, BMEN); Matthew Whitman (Sophomore, ELEN); Sean Whitney (Senior, AERO), Morgan Wright (Sophomore, IDIS); and Omar Wyman (Senior, BMEN).

 

 CONGRATULATIONS TO ENGINEERING HONORS SCHOLARS ADMITTED TO THE ZACHRY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, CLASS OF 2016

The following Sophomore Engineering Honors students have gone above and beyond and were selected to be a part of the prestigious Zachry Leadership Program: Alex Riley (MEEN); Alexis Maldonado (NUEN); Anna Church (IDIS); Elizabeth Buck (BMEN); Gabe Tatman (PETE); Halit Erdemir (BMEN); Hayley Eckert (CECN); Jacob Kennedy (CHEN); Jose Quiros (CVEN); Katherine Hajdu (BMEN); Kim Robinson (MEEN); Lauren Borden (PETE); Luke Oaks (BMEN); Phoebe Ho-Stone (PETE); Sarah Mohamed (PETE); and Thomas Guion (MEEN).

EH STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Two students have been featured in the Honors and Undergraduate Research blog: Charlie Arnold (Sophomore, MEEN) and  Elise Hackney (Freshman, ENGR). In his article here, Charlie talks about his summer cycling 900 miles from Oregon to Washington and building affordable housing along the way and how cycling has impacted his life. In Elise's article, she talks about her success at the Pilot Innovation Challenge because of her ENDS 101 class, awarding her team $15,000 to further develop her team's product.

 


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