Distinguished Engineering Graduates 1997

Richard W. Smalling

Richard Smalling

B.S. A.S.E., 1970, M.S. M.E., 1972
Co-Director and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School - Houston; Director, Clinical Cardiology, Hermann Hospital, Houston

Dr. Richard W. Smalling earned his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in 1970, and his master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1972, studying the biomedical core curriculum at UT Austin. He earned his doctorate of medicine at UT Medical School in Houston in 1975. While completing medical school, Dr. Smalling began work toward his Ph.D., at the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston.

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Byron E. Short

Byron Short

B.S. M.E., 1926, M.S. M.E., 1930
Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin, College of Engineering

Dr. Byron E. Short earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering at UT Austin in 1926 and 1930 respectively. He earned another master's degree and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1939. He was honorably associated with UT Austin as a student and as a professor for more than 40 years, before he retired in 1973 with the title professor emeritus. He passed away on Oct. 31, 1996 at age 94.

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Donald Louis Evans

Don Evans

B.S. M.E., 1969
Chairman, Energy Future Holdings; Midland, Texas

Mr. Evans was the 34th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the voice of business in government.  Evans was a core member of President Bush’s economic team, advising the President on many issues including pro-growth and job-creating economic policies, international trade, business concerns, and energy policy.

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Charles E. McQueary

Charles McQueary

B.S. M.E., 1962, M.S. M.E., 1964, Ph.D, 1966
President, Advanced Technology Systems, Lucent Technologies, Inc., Greensboro, N.C.

After earning his bachelor's degree from UT Austin, Dr. Charles E. McQueary entered graduate school with a NASA fellowship. Upon completion of his graduate studies at UT Austin, he joined Bell Laboratories as a member of its technical staff.

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OYEG Honorees

An "Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate" (OYEG) is a graduate who is under the age of 40 at the time of selection. Learn more about OYEG honorees.