What is Ingenium?

The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare (“to contrive, devise”) and ingenium (“cleverness”). As students and engineers – we want to give you a space to be yourselves, share your experiences and learn from one another. We hope that this blog inspires you and provides a window into all the opportunities and resources that are available to you as a Texas A&M Engineering student.

What do summer camp and engineering have in common?

I grew up as a camper at a Christian summer camp in East Texas, and I’ve spent the past four summers working at that same camp as a staff member. This summer, I had the privilege of being the director of the female staff. Does my job at summer camp have anything to do with […]

We all have a knack to hack

No, hackathons do not involve hacking into a computer or a network. They are, however, an insanely intense invention competition where you find a solution to a problem. They last anywhere from 24 to 48 hours and can be completed solo or in teams. Some hackathons, such as Aggies Invent, place more emphasis on the business aspect of creating a product while others encourage creating the most technically complete product you can. Hackathons are opportunities to pour every ounce of engineering and practical skills you have into kickstarting an idea into real life.

Taking a Leap of Faith

In April 2018, I was given the opportunity to leave my comfort zone and pursue my professional dreams. Everything sounded great, but I would have to leave Texas and move to South Carolina in less than 30 days. Even though I knew no one out there, I decided to pursue this endeavor and take this leap of faith.