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The Texas A&M University College of Engineering's Craig and Galen Brown Engineering Honors Program allows you to interact with other high achieving students and with honors faculty. This creates a community of scholars that combines the benefits of a small college with the resources of a major research institution.

Engineering Honors scholars have access to honors courses that have small enrollments. These small classes promote close interaction between faculty and students. Students receive specialized academic advising from leading faculty, participate in undergraduate research and engage in special activities for honors students, such as lunches with faculty, seminars and networking opportunities with leaders in academia and industry.



Engineering Honors Founder

Nancy M. Amato, who is now head of the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign served on the faculty at Texas A&M from 1995-2018. She received undergraduate degrees from Stanford University, a Master of Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the recipient of numerous teaching and mentoring awards, including the Betty M. Unterberger Award for Outstanding Service to Honors Education at Texas A&M and a Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching. She has worked with more than 100 undergraduate students in research. Her research interests include motion planning and robotics, computational biology and geometry, and parallel and distributed computing. She is an AAAS Fellow, an ACM Fellow, and an IEEE Fellow.

"Our program is unique because of the active engagement and leadership of accomplished faculty from all disciplines in engineering. That is what makes us successful and our graduates competitive." - Nancy M. Amato

Nancy M. Amato

  • Professor Emeritus, Computer Science & Engineering
Nancy M. Amato