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.
IRAP: Two weeks in Yucatán that changed my life
Studying abroad can be intimidating, but a two-week program is an excellent way to get a feel of the experience.
Dear Aggie Engineer…
After a long first semester of engineering at Texas A&M University, here’s what I’ve taken away. Learning is not easy, and if you are not getting physically angry at your lab assignments, then you are doing something wrong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Industrial Distribution Truly Paves the Way for Endless Opportunity
Being able to find a major that combined all my passions and interests has made my college experience worthwhile.
Why You Should Pursue a Graduate Degree in Petroleum Engineering
The oil and gas industry is facing questions over its very survival as the world marches toward a more sustainable future. Its role in the future of energy is in doubt as the specter of climate change looms large.
4 Summer School Hacks
Although there’s 104 days of summer vacation, summer school can come along early and end it — much to your disappointment and that of Phineas and Ferb. However, summer school can ease your load for the upcoming semester and help you graduate on time.
Why Engineering and Business?
Materials science and engineering helped develop my engineering mindset and skills with the freedom to pave my own academic path in preparation to enter the global workforce as a great leader.
My home in the Rio Grande Valley
From the personal connections to the peaceful campus environment, I can enjoy a quality Aggie education while staying close to my family, friends and culture.
A Chat with the Interim Dean
Prior to final exams and winter break, guest blogger Heather Kostak had an opportunity to chat with interim vice chancellor and dean of engineering, Dr. John E. Hurtado.
Transitioning from school to work life
I completed my first internship last summer and I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of differences between college and work life. Even though they’re fundamentally different in nature, there are some qualities that can become habits to ensure a smooth transition.
Pick Your Path – A Note To Future Engineering Students
When looking back on my time at Texas A&M and in the College of Engineering, I am abundantly appreciative of how Texas A&M Engineering really allows you to create your own path!
The Misconception of College Detours
The university experience can be overwhelming, and degree plans that seem immovable can be daunting from the perspective of perceived capabilities and straight up cost. The truth is that your journey to your degree is yours; don’t be afraid to veer from the traditional route to your diploma.
Engineering & Studying
I’ll be honest: I like learning, but I don’t always like studying. Something drew each of us to engineering, so as we go through the next few years, we each have to remember that the process (studying) is part of the promise (becoming an engineer).
A Day in the Life of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band
Watch this vlog by senior computer engineering student, Kelton Chesshire as he takes you along on a day in the life of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band!
Acing My Hardest Class
I took a chemistry class my freshman year, and that’s been my hardest class so far. What was the hardest class you ever took and how did you get through it?
Assembling a dissertation committee doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking!
Assembling a dissertation committee doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking! Your committee can make or break your experience as a grad student. To this end, here are a few suggestions and thoughts to ponder while you assemble your thesis/dissertation committee.
The Weight of Office Hours
Attending office hours is the perfect way to build relationships with your professors beyond the classroom, which can lead you down a lot of different paths and open new doors you might not have thought about before.
A Few of My Cheerleaders
In the 1960s, there was this word: serendipity. To me, serendipity is events that are seemingly unrelated but can have a related significance, like a “coincidence.” (I put that in quotes because there are no coincidences!)
Leading for a Better Future: My Three Favorite Lessons on Leadership
As engineers, it is important for us to serve our communities to the best of our abilities, and it all starts with serving the teams of people we are responsible for.
Ingeniare: The Group of Singing Engineers
It began as an idea on the back of a tour bus my freshman year, born in conversation with another singing engineer. Four months later, we recruited the university’s very first professional chorus made up entirely of engineering students.
Undergraduate Research Experience
As a freshman, I was very reserved about going into research. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and I wasn’t sure if it was the right path for me. And, to be honest, I still haven’t figured out what I want to specialize in, but here’s how my research experience has helped me so far.
Transitioning Back to Campus
This semester is going to be full of newness. Whether the changes that we’re facing are liked or disliked, we have the option to be positive and embrace the new normal. Let’s make it a good semester and enjoy our time here!
3 important tips for excelling in PowerPoint presentations
It can be very difficult to present all of your hard work and knowledge in a mere five-minute presentation, especially when you might face unfair judgment. With that said, I have some tips for how you can prepare well and be confident while presenting. Here is a simple way to impress your audience by helping them stick with your speech rather than feel lost in the figures and descriptions on the slides.
How the Corps of Cadets and Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band helped me become a better engineer
Some experiences and lessons learned from being an engineer in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.