Outstanding Young Engineering Graduates 2008

Shay Ralls Roalson

Shay Roalson

M.S.C.E., 1999
Senior Project Manager
Turner Collie & Braden

Shay Ralls Roalson, P.E., has 15 years of experience in the design of water and wastewater pumping, conveyance and treatment facilities for municipal clients.

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Jeff Edgar

Jeff Edgar

M.S.P.E., 1997
Engineering Manager
Baytex Energy USA, Ltd.

A third generation engineer, Jeff Edgar earned a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997. As a graduate student, Jeff was awarded a Texaco Foundation Fellowship to conduct research in the application of oil field technology to remediate U.S. Department of Energy superfund sites under the supervision of Professor Gary Pope.

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Timothy Price Crain, II

Timothy Crain

B.S.A.S.E., 1995, M.S.A.S.E., 1999, Ph.D.A.S.E., 2000
Aerospace Engineer, Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Division
NASA

Timothy Crain graduated with a doctorate in 2000 after earning a master’s degree in 1999 and bachelor’s degree with highest honors in 1995, all three in aerospace engineering. After graduation Tim joined the advanced mission design branch of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston working on plans for human exploration of Mars.

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Rebekah Drezek

Rebekah Drezek

M.S.E.E., 2000, Ph.D.E.E., 2002
Associate Professor
Rice University

Dr. Rebekah Drezek is an associate professor of bioengineering and of electrical and computer engineering at Rice University where she has served on the faculty since 2002. Prior to joining Rice, she completed her undergraduate work at Duke University where she graduated summa cum laude, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

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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.