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.
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 […]
Diversity: Valuing Connection over Accuracy
Diversity is critical because of its subliminal messaging: If we see ourselves succeeding in a career path, it becomes statistically more probable that we will pursue that career path. This is called the CSI Effect.
I agreed to engineering somewhere along the way. The logical reasons for my agreement are obvious: job stability, monetary security, professional respect. However, I am not the type to make choices based on logic alone.
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!)
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.
What Anchoring a Podcast Taught Me About Defining Success
I am a student host for SoundBytes, the Texas A&M Engineering podcast, and I’ve had the opportunity to interview so many amazing student leaders, program directors and people with tremendous and far-reaching impact! Separating me from every phenomenal person I’ve interviewed are only two microphones and a mixing station. Unfortunately, being that close to other successful people doesn’t mean that I can osmotically become more successful, nor does it mean I can easily define what success looks like in my life.
On Optimism and Resilience
I was my mother’s (unwilling) sous-chef for years. She had to drag me — kicking and screaming — into the kitchen to chop vegetables, make rice and learn the spice blends that went into aromatic Bengali cuisine. After she passed away, I remember standing in the kitchen and wanting to sob, because Ma was no longer there to tell me where to start or what to do next, and I would’ve given anything to hear her voice just one more time.
How to Practice Mindfulness During a Crisis
We’re prone to finding what’s wrong with our situations or lives. I’m sure there’s some evolutionary background to this, but when our primary stressors have shifted from visible hulking, animalistic threats to deadly, unseen stressors, such as COVID-19 or the next lurking deadline, many of us find ourselves in a state of chronic stress. In this post is a list of things that help me cope with uncertainty (not just related to the pandemic). I hope they help you, too.