SoundBytes is the official podcast of Texas A&M Engineering where faculty, students and staff share their passions, experience and expertise. Giving a voice to the happenings throughout the engineering program, episodes showcase impactful research, career advice and outstanding student stories. So, go ahead - hit that play button!
Just a SEC: You graduated; now what?
Those walking across the graduation stage are beginning a new chapter of their lives as new graduates, new hires and new engineers. On this episode of Just a SEC, our student hosts are joined by Sabrina Pardoe and Claire Riordan from the Class of 2020 to discuss what it's like to be someone with a job lined up after graduation as well as someone who had to successfully pivot and find a career after a bit of searching.
Engineer This!: Making bioplastics with help from bacteria (featuring Dr. Bella Chu)
Plastic waste is plaguing our planet, filling landfills and oceans with trash. However, research at Texas A&M University is working with bacteria that feed on wastewater sludge to harness a byproduct of this process — materials that can be used to develop biodegradable bioplastics. On this episode of Engineer This!, our hosts talk with Dr. Bella Chu, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and doctoral student Fahad Asiri, to learn how they are finding ways to innovate the plastics industry, ranging from aquaculture to medical fields to the plastic bottles we use every day.
The Study Break: Nuclear Engineering and Medicine Internship? (featuring Kaya Mariello)
How much do you actually know about the field of nuclear engineering? On this episode of the Study Break, senior Kaya Mariello describes how her passion for healthcare and the field of nuclear engineering intersect and the many opportunities open to nuclear engineers.
Read more about her internship at UT Health Science Center - San Antonio: tx.ag/CareerPath
In this episode, Kaya mentions the ETAM process. Learn more about Entry to a major here: tx.ag/ETAM
Bonus Bytes: Academic misconduct and what that means (featuring Dr. Angie Hill Price)
With the rise of remote learning due to COVID-19 came the challenge of combating remote cheating methods. On this special episode of SoundBytes, student host Drew DeHaven talks with Dr. Angie Hill Price, associate dean for undergraduate programs at Texas A&M Engineering, about what academic dishonesty is and how Aggie engineers can uphold their honor code in the virtual classroom.
Just a SEC: Student Engineers' Council Mental Health Campaign
COVID-19 has brought with it new stresses and a heaviness shared by people throughout Texas A&M Engineering and the world. On this episode of Just a SEC, our student hosts are joined by SEC representatives Baylee Becka and Justis Morales to discuss the importance of mental health awareness and the upcoming mental health campaign hosted by the Student Engineers' Council.
Engineer This!: Phasing into a next generation of materials (featuring Dr. Emily Pentzer)
Learning about how materials change between phases, from solids to liquids to gases, is a hallmark of primary school science class. To the average person. This building block of material science is often thought of in the simplest terms, but what if your home could use the energy involved in these transitions to help passively heat or cool it, just by changing out the molding.
On this episode of Engineer This, Dr. Emily Pentzer, an associate professor in the Departments of Material Science & Engineering and Chemistry, discusses how her research is working to design next generation materials by using simple and scalable techniques.
Ima be depending on world class engineers like the ones at TAMU to solve the challenges we face in our future, definitely NOT politicians who have no idea what they are talking about. Great podcast - keep ‘em coming 👍🏼
Interesting even for the non-engineer...
I found this to be very interesting. Steve and Hannah were great as hosts and I am looking forward to more episodes! The podcast sounds great and keeps your attention!