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Alexander Gross, wearing a maroon stole, poses for a photo with his dog at the administration building on campus.
Alexander Gross was selected for both a regional and national award by Sigma Gamma Tau, a prestigious honor society, for being the top outstanding senior aerospace engineering student in the nation. | Image: Photo courtesy of Alexander Gross

Alexander Gross, a recently graduated aerospace engineering student from Texas A&M University, received the highest recognitions by Sigma Gamma Tau for his excellence as an aerospace engineering student. He was honored at both the regional and national level.

For each of their nine regions, Sigma Gamma Tau awards outstanding aerospace engineering students with a plaque and a $250 award. This year, Gross was the recipient of the Sigma Gamma Tau Southwest Region Award. The prestigious honor society then selects a national winner from all of the regional winners. Gross received the Ammon S. Andes National Award and an additional $750 for being the top outstanding senior aerospace engineering student in the nation.

“Receiving the national outstanding aerospace engineering senior award from Sigma Gamma Tau is an honor and validation of my hard work, dedication and passion for the field,” said Gross. “It affirms my commitment to pushing the boundaries of aerospace engineering and fuels my motivation to continue making impactful contributions to the industry and continue my education in graduate school.”

Gross will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall where he will join their Master’s in Robotics Program.

“As I intern this summer at Sandia National Labs and transition to Georgia Tech in the fall, I will always remember the fond memories I created at Texas A&M. Undergraduate research, student organizations and design teams are there for students to explore their niches and become excited about the success of their inventions,” said Gross. “I would not be where I am today without the support of the incredible peers, advisors and faculty I was surrounded by. They made Aggieland a second home.”

Sigma Gamma Tau is a national aerospace engineering honor society that seeks to identify and recognize achievement and excellence in the aerospace field. Their collegiate chapters are composed of members who pay conscientious attention to their studies, professional duties and uphold a high standard for the betterment of their profession.