Outstanding Young Engineering Graduates 2004

Karen D. Hagedorn

Karen Hagedorn

B.S.P.G.E. 1987
Recovery Technology Supervisor, ExxonMobil Upstream Research

Dr. Karen D. Hagedorn earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1986. She earned the degree in three years with highest honors, and her subsequent educational and career paths have remained equally impressive.

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Raymond C. Almgren

Ray Almgren

B.S.E.C.E, 1987
Vice President, National Instruments

Ray Almgren has devoted significant effort to enhancing the quality of science and engineering education throughout his 17 years with National Instruments. He began working there soon after earning his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1987 from The University of Texas at Austin. He has held positions with the company in the areas of marketing, research and development, and applications engineering; including vice president of product strategy, director of research and development for the measurements products group, and director of software marketing. He is currently vice president of product marketing and academic relations.

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DEG Honorees

A "Distinguished Engineering Graduate" (DEG) is a graduate who has presented him or herself to the world as a consummate professional and dedicated engineer. Learn more about past DEG honorees.