Blog & Events

Engineer Spotlight: Angela Beasley

July 10, 2015

Picture of Angela Beasley and small yellow robotI 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! 


Read more

Role Model Spotlight: 5 Students Receive Rec Sports Scholarships

September 24, 2015

Five Engineering students holding awards

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.

Read more

Engineer Spotlight: Kathy Cook, BSME '93

October 13, 2014

Picture of Kathy Cook smilingI 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.

Read more

Engineer Spotlight: Jessica McLarty

September 8, 2014

Headshot of Jessica McLarty

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.

Read more

Women in STEM Q&A: Erin Keys

March 14, 2014

Headshot of Erin Keys

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.

Read more

Evening with Industry Banquet

January 15, 2014

By Meagan Wey, Junior Mechanical Engineering Student

Headshot of Meagan WeyThe 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.

Read more