Blog & Events
Engineer Spotlight: Angela Beasley
July 10, 2015
I graduated from UT in 2003 with a BS in Computer Science. I actually started college as a communications major but my freshman year, I was looking for one more class to fill my schedule and signed up for a programming class for non-CS majors. I had never programmed before and really had no idea what programming even was. I ended up enjoying what I was learning in that class so much that the next semester, I switched my major to computer science!
Role Model Spotlight: 5 Students Receive Rec Sports Scholarships
September 24, 2015
Earlier this month, 14 student employees at the Division of Recreational Sports were awarded scholarships for their outstanding work and dedication to their roles with the Division. Five of these recipients were engineering majors from the Cockrell School of Engineering.
Engineer Spotlight: Kathy Cook, BSME '93
October 13, 2014
I graduated from UT with a BSME in December 1993. Even though my father had been a chemical engineer by trade, I had never had a desire to be an engineer. I was always great at math and science in school, but I didn't really understand what an engineer really was when I graduated from high school. I began my time at UT as a psychology major, switched to business after one semester, and then decided to try a couple of engineering classes during the summer after my first year.
Engineer Spotlight: Jessica McLarty
September 8, 2014
Jessica McLarty, an Associate and Senior Project Manager at engineering firm JQ, has nine years of direct engineering experience under her belt. An architectural engineer by training, much of her work has focused on institutional projects, specifically educational. Jessica has worked on numerous higher ed campuses and projects, recently serving as Project Manager for multiple buildings on the Texas A&M University Central Texas campus in Killeen.
Women in STEM Q&A: Erin Keys
March 14, 2014
Erin Keys is an IGERT Fellow (Graduate Research Assistant) with Webber Energy Group at UT Austin
Was there a person in your life that encouraged you in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and/or to enter your specific field? If so, please tell us a little bit about how she/he encouraged you:
Two people in particular encouraged me to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. One of these influential people was my high school chemistry teacher, and the other influential person was my father.
Evening with Industry Banquet
January 15, 2014
By Meagan Wey, Junior Mechanical Engineering Student
The WEP Evening with Industry Banquet is quickly approaching. I'm ready – are you?
This year will be my third Evening with Industry to attend, and I have enjoyed it every single time. As it's the night before EXPO, it's a great chance to meet recruiters in a less-intimidating setting – it's like a warm up! You sit with other students so that the heat is not always on you, and the conversation isn't always about work, or internships, or engineering.