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Da Vinci Scholarships Eases Student Burden
Mechanical engineering student Roslyn Norman was a one of 11 2018 da Vinci scholars. Thanks to unrestricted funds from a circle of 300 supporters, the award is given annually to exceptional students in the College of Engineering.When I first started college after my military service, I was stressed about my financial situation almost 24/7. Scholarships like the da Vinci have helped ease financial burdens so I can maintain focus on classwork and other pursuits.
Contribution of Tools Revitalizes Machine Shop
A donation of $200,000 worth of unused surplus machining tools from Sturm, Ruger & Co. revitalized AME’s machine shop. Shop manager and mechanical engineering alumnus Joe Hartley said the tooling – which includes carbide coolant-through drill bits and specially coated end mills and reamers – is an invaluable student resource.This donation has increased the dollar value of our tooling tenfold and will extend our tooling capacity for several years. We are grateful for this most practical contribution to student learning.
UA Colors Fly High Down on Bayou
Eric Carmichael, BS 1990, is a marketing manager at ExxonMobil. Through his company’s matching gifts program, he a frequent supporter of the College of Engineering and its student organizations. In a 2017 fundraiser for his son’s Houston high school, Carmichael outbid alumni from Texas A&M and UT Austin to promote UA at “Raise Your Flag Week.”I am convinced that my UA mechanical engineering degree has been instrumental to my professional success. The discipline, commitment and logical approaches I learned during my four years there have served me well.