For this blog post, I interviewed fellow Ph.D. student Tushar Pandey, who works primarily in low-dimensional topology and hyperbolic geometry in the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University.
Why be a math person?
Maybe you were surprised by the amount of math in your classes and maybe you weren’t, but love it or hate it, you are going to need to be a math person to be successful as an engineer.
Finding Your Place in Research: A Guide to Navigating Research Labs
Attention! Are you feeling lost in a sea of research labs? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. In this blog post, I’ll give you the lowdown on how to find the perfect research lab that matches your academic goals and research interests.
3 Ways to Maximize Your Time Abroad
Time really flies while abroad. There are so many new and exciting things to do, it can be overwhelming. Follow these tips to ensure you maximize your time.
Planning a research paper
The factors contributing to success and failure of a paper mostly depend on research type and domain. Only a handful of steps can be generalized, but here are five of the most important steps in writing a research paper.
Find your place in Aggieland
It is easy to get lost in the daily hustle in engineering school, so it is essential to take a step back once in a while to do something creative, fun or both. The 1000+ student organizations plan and organize the activities. All you have to do is show up and make some connections.
How Being Abroad Made Me Value My Major More
Studying abroad is an amazing experience, and I would highly recommend it to any Aggie. Not only are there many opportunities to learn a new culture and language, but being abroad also made me value my industrial engineering major in a whole new way.
A day in the life of a graduate student
Ever wondered what the day-to-day grind of a grad student looks like? Is it laid back and relaxed or insanely hectic? Let’s explore in this post.
7 Tips for Freshman Cadet Engineering Success
Being in a Navy/Marine Corps outfit as both a fish and an upperclassman, I know that being an engineer in the Corps is challenging. Thus, here are some tips I used for engineering academic success as a cadet.
5 tips for being a TA
While all teaching assistantships aren’t equal and your mileage may vary, I put together some general advice on handling a TA position that I have learned over the last two years.
The importance of a strong support system in graduate school
To pursue a degree in a place thousands of miles from home can be daunting. For many students, like myself, who come here for an education, a community often provides respite from the rigors of academic work.
During my time at Texas A&M University, a resounding lesson has been that there is always more to learn. Despite the frustrations, stress and monotony that can come with a college experience, I want to learn. But to truly learn, it is necessary to step out of the comfortable scope of your own knowledge.
A semester in life of spaceflight operations
My favorite class in my undergrad at A&M has been Dr. Greg Chamitoff’s human Spaceflight operations course. Not only is Dr. Chamitoff a former NASA astronaut, he has successfully maintained his connections in Spaceflight to provide an exhilarating class for all space enthusiasts.
Treat your graduate school journey as a full-time job
Graduate school can be exciting and exhilarating. However, the change from strict undergraduate deadlines or fixed work hours can be a double-edged sword. One of the best ways to deal with this is to treat graduate school like a full-time job.
Joining an Engineering Project Team
I stumbled upon Baja SAE, a team open to all students excited to gain design and manufacturing experience, at one of the university’s open house events, and once I became a student, I gave an apprentice application a shot. That year’s team took a chance on me, and it’s ended up shaping my college years and my career path.
Cherry picking your research advisor and project
Students consider pursuing a Ph.D. for multiple reasons such as funding, job prospects or career paths. Whatever your motivation may be, it is essential to pick an interesting project and an advisor who can guide you to be your best.
The Co-op Connection: 4 tips to thrive in manufacturing
This fall, I was fortunate enough to participate in an operations engineer co-op at PCC Structurals, Inc. From my experience, here are four tips for students going into future manufacturing roles.
3 steps to land an internship
Everyone has a list of their dream companies they’d like to work for, but sometimes the expectations don’t meet reality. It is important to choose the most suitable company. The following steps will help you come across opportunities not generally seen from the surface.
Freshman Engineering Q&A Lightning Round
I’m an avid journaler. Looking back at the entries around the time I started college, I certainly had many questions about engineering, Zachry and the university in general! I wanted to share some of the things I wish I had known.
5 Milestones for Computer Science Enthusiasts During Sophomore Year
This is the second article in my series: Milestones for computer science enthusiasts. These are things that helped me in my sophomore year and some lessons I learned along the way. Hopefully, I’ll have more pearls of wisdom to share by the end of this semester. For all the rising juniors out there, stay tuned for the third part of the series!
Why You Should Join Professional Societies
While professional societies may seem like just another line on your resume, involving yourself in national events can be promising. Most professional organizations hold conferences, lectures, networking events and career fairs, yet seldom do students reap all the benefits they pay for.
How a student organization aided my engineering education experience
It is universally accepted that participating in student-driven and student-led organizations aids a student’s growth academically and socially, and helps improve the overall school experience. One such student chapter at Texas A&M University celebrates its 90-year milestone.
The Bryan/College Station Hidden Wonders Shortlist
Want to make bryan/college station your new home? Visit our prospective students page for information about the College of Engineering, helpful resources and guidance to make your way to Aggieland. Prospective Students When you search “interesting things to do in Bryan/College Station,” you’ll probably find the Bush Presidential Library, Santa’s Wonderland and the GI Museum […]
Awe and reflection at the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc
Want to study abroad? Discover opportunities to take your studies across the world with Halliburton Engineering Global Programs! ABOUT GLOBAL PROGRAMS Awe and reflection at the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc Since I was young, I’ve had a major interest in history, especially surrounding World War II. When I heard about our plans to travel […]