Sharing the Excitement
Hi there – Today’s Monday morning post is a little different from usual… I’m sharing a bit more than just the usual fashion fluff. Indeed, I’m sharing a part of me that I don’t talk about much here.
Many of you know that, by education and career, I am an engineer and a business professional. To be exact, I have a degree in petroleum engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Texas. In fact, I had the enormous honor of being named the Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate, an award which recognizes rising star alumni under the age of 40.
Along those lines, I love giving back and staying involved with my school. Particularly, I take great joy in serving on the Cockrell School of Engineering Advisory Board. Not only am I honored to serve with a stellar cast of board members, but I am thrilled to stay in tune with what’s happening on campus.
Engineering Education and Research Center Ribbon-Cutting
Recently, we celebrated a huge milestone for the college: the official opening of the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), aka the new headquarters for the college of engineering. This signifies a major shift in how we educate engineers. The new facility will allow much more collaborative teaching, learning, and research, as well as create a greater sense of community for the college. The prior facilities were dreadfully dated. But this facility is simply amazing. Indeed, the building itself is bound to inspire creativity and innovation!
Being there to celebrate with President Greg Fenves, Dean Sharon Wood, and so many other dignities was such a privilege and honor. The occasion reminded me of my pride in my school and kindled within me new hopes for my baby daughter. Education is such a key to unlocking opportunities, and I am grateful for the opportunities that my University of Texas education has afforded me.