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The Study Break: Balancing life as an engineer and cadet (featuring Logan Welsh)
Successfully juggling responsibilities can be difficult as a student. The commitment can be challenging, but the rewards are worth it. On this episode of The Study Break, hear how civil engineering senior Logan Welsh balances his obligations in engineering and the Corps of Cadets.
Engineer This!: Disaster City and responding to 9/11 (featuring Dr. Kem Bennett)
The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, will forever live in the minds of many, especially those who aided in the rescue and recovery operations. Dr. Kem Bennett, senior professor in the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and vice chancellor and dean emeritus in the College of Engineering, was among those who arrived in New York with Texas Task Force One. That harrowing experience challenged the team and further instilled the need for the training facility designed and opened in 1998 — the now world-renowned Disaster City.
Since its opening, Disaster City has trained people representing every U.S. state and territory and more than 100 countries. Bennett shared his experiences with Disaster City, and how the training program impacted the team's time at Ground Zero, as well as how that experience influenced training since.
Please note that this episode includes content describing destruction at Ground Zero and recovery efforts that some listeners may find disturbing.
Just A SEC: Business Immersion Program (featuring Dr. Andrew Loring and Edward Hirs)
How can engineering students get a crash course in business? Through the Business Immersion Program at Texas A&M University. On this episode of Just a SEC, the student hosts chat with industrial engineering senior Edward Hirs and Dr. Andrew Loring, associate director of Reynolds and Reynolds Sales Leadership Institute, about this two-week program offered in joint partnership between the College of Engineering and Mays Business School.
Mentorship, robots and diversity: A conversation with Dr. John Hurtado
Dr. John Hurtado, interim dean and interim vice chancellor in the College of Engineering and professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been part of Texas A&M since he earned his master's and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering. Since then, his career has taken off, including working for Sandia National Laboratories on robots that are now part of a collection at the Smithsonian Institute. He's had great influence, both as a teacher and a mentor.
In this episode of SoundBytes, Hurtado talks about his engineering journey, the challenges he's had to overcome and the importance in promoting a STEM education across demographics.
Engineer This!: Breaking down the supply chain breakdown (featuring Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou)
From the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to the Suez Canal being blocked by the Ever Given containership, 2021 has caused major disruptions in global supply chains, impacting how consumers and companies have made and transported materials and goods. But supply chains have been struggling for more than just last year.
Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou, the Hartley Hubbell Professor of industrial distribution in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, is putting his years of knowledge toward finding ways to decrease the impact of disruptions on these systems.
Just a SEC - New student hosts and SEC's Marketing Chair (Featuring Brianna Navas)
SoundBytes is saying "Howdy!" to two new student hosts and interviewing one of them as we explore the role of the Student Engineers' Council's Marketing Chair - a position that uniquely combines engineering with art and business. Tenured host Drew DeHaven returns to pass the mic to new hosts Leanne Khashab and Brianna Navas on this episode of Just a SEC.
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!