October 2016 Monthly Update

   

 

OCTOBER 2016 MONTHLY UPDATE

 


 

DEADLINES

Date

Event

Oct 31 Registration deadline for the EH Course Scheduling Event
Nov 1st Application deadline for the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Undergraduate Student Travel Grant - Apply
Nov 3rd Voting deadline for T-Shirt Design Contest Runoff
Nov 4th Application deadline for the Truman Scholarship - (See our opportunities page for more info) - Apply through the Texas A&M Scholarship campus application
Nov 4th Nomination Deadline for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship - (See our opportunities page for more info) - if interested for a nomination, email engineeringhonors@tamu.edu
Nov 4th Nomination Deadline for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program - (See our opportunities page for more info) - if interested for a nomination, email engineeringhonors@tamu.edu
Nov 11th Nomination Deadline for the Udall Scholarship - (See our opportunities page for more info) - if interested for a nomination, email engineeringhonors@tamu.edu

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 Date

Event

Nov 3rd

EH Course Scheduling Social - Register - Join EH as current students, advisors and Department Coordinators share tips on scheduling do’s and don’ts, in preparation for priority scheduling for the Spring semester. There will be snacks and drinks for students in attendance. This event will be held in the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom from 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM.

Nov 11th

 

Engineering Honors Overview of the Engineering International Programs (Study Abroad) - RegisterDo you have an interest in studying abroad? Come learn about what study abroad opportunities and resources are at your disposal! This seminar will touch on what the Engineering International Program is and how you can find the perfect study abroad opportunity for you.

Nov 18th

Engineering Honors Zachry Leadership Program Informational Session - Register - A great opportunity to netwok with professionals and students from across the United States. Shell, GE, ITW, and 70+ companies are coming to Dallas to help host the largest STEM career fair for Asian Americans.

 

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 (possibly more depending on your department track). 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.

 

A ROADMAP TO YOUR HONORS CREDITS

The Engineering Honors Executive Committee recommended the addition of "Sample Course Plans" for each department track. These sample course plans serve as a recruiting tool for prospective students and as an information tool for current EH students to see how achievable honors credits are. You can now find department sample course plans within each department track link on the right-hand side of the "Program Overview and Department Tracks" webpage.

 

T-SHIRT DESIGN RUNOFF!

Per requests from students attending the EH Town Hall event, we have created a runoff vote for the 2016-2017 EH t-shirt. The top 5 shirts from the previous survey have been polled and you can vote on them here. Please submit your votes before 5 PM on Thursday, November 3.

 

PRESENTING YOUR CONTINUING EHEC MEMBERS!

EH is in the process of reviewing all new EHEC applications! See who your continuing EHEC members for 2016-2017 are here.

 

EH LOST & FOUND

If you believe you've lost something at one of our events or seminars, contact us at engineeringhonors@tamu.edu to see if we have it.

 

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.

                                            

 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE COURSE SCHEDULING SOCIAL (AND OTHER EVENTS)

Students who volunteer at a Summer or Fall event hosted by Engineering Honors will be entered into a raffle drawing, for each volunteering opportunity attended, at the end of the semester for a special prize. Click here to sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

 

CURRENT STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: EH LIVING, LEARNING PROGRAM

Continuing students have the unique opportunity to participate in the EH LLP starting Fall '17. This program is an opportunity for students to interact with other high achieving students and honors faculty, creating a community of scholars that combines the benefits of a small college with the resources of a major research institution.

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.

How can you get involved? A short survey will be sent out soon asking important questions on the concept of the LLP that we would like answers to. In the survey, there will also be a spot to let EH know if you're interested in serving on a volunteer panel to iron out details and ask questions. EH will keep everyone updated as details on how to apply to be part of the LLP are approved.

 

 ENGINEERING HONORS NEWS

 Barry wins scholarship from Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Mikayla Barry, senior biomedical engineering student at Texas A&M University, is a pioneer in more ways than one. As Texas A&M's first Beckman scholarship winner and the first biomedical engineering student to be awarded a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), she is no stranger to awards. Barry already has the distinction of being published twice as an undergraduate student and has played an active part, through her research, in the development of a life-saving polymer coating technology that could prevent clotting and infections that are common with implanted devices. 

Engineering Honors October 2016 Recap

October was an exciting (and busy) time for Engineering Honors. Students in the program received a lot of new information at the “Engineering Honors Town Hall” event and attended informationals about the Mays Master of Business and Master of Finance programs.

 

Robert Hunt '16 Awarded $5K Graduate Fellowship

Robert, a biomedical engineering major and Engineering Honors student, graduated in May 2016 and has begun studies toward an M.S. in bioengineering at Stanford University. As part of his studies, Robert is participating in the Stanford Biodesign program, an initiative to improve healthcare through the innovation of new medical technology. Robert is specifically interested in improving the diagnostic capabilities of our doctors, especially those in developing countries, by developing novel medical imaging systems and techniques.

FINALS STUDY JAM!!!

Finals are right around the corner and so is the last major EH event of the semester on Thursday, December 8. We will provide snacks, caffeine, study space and the opportunity to interact with other EH scholars that may be able to help you out! 


STAY CONNECTED

  

     

 

 Texas A&M Engineering Honors Program

Engineering Academic & Student Affairs (EASA)

 979.862.4875 - engineeringhonors@tamu.edu