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Opportunities to Serve as Mentors to Civil Engineering Students at The University of Texas

Opportunities to Serve as Mentors to Civil Engineering Students at the University of Texas

 The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering is recruiting volunteers from the Austin Branch to serve as mentors for seniors in the civil engineering program.  Approximately 45 students have registered for CE 171P, Engineering Professionalism, this fall.  The objective of the course is to introduce students to some of the challenges that they will face as practicing engineers.

 Students are organized into teams to work on real-world projects for real-world clients, and we are excited to add to have the following collaborative partners:

  • City of Austin Neighborhood Connectivity Division, Public Works Department
  • City of Austin Environmental Resource Management Division, Watershed Protection Department
  • University of Texas Campus Planning and Construction Services Department
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

 Several mentors are be assigned to each team to support students in developing a sound technical approach, preparing an oral presentation for a stakeholder meeting, and delivering a brief written report to their client.  While mentors are certainly asked to provide technical advice as the project develops, another very important component of this course is to expose students to the non-technical aspects of our work as we collaborate with team members, clients, and stakeholder communities.

 Working with the mentors has been an extremely valuable experience for our students, and several are currently employed by their former mentors.  Mentors will be asked to attend up to four classes during the semester (held on campus from 3:00-5:00pm on Wednesdays), as you are available.  If you are interesting in volunteering, please contact Rose Marie Klee at rosemarie.klee@jacobs.com.  If you would like to learn more about the class, please contact Bob Gilbert at bob_gilbert@mail.utexas.edu.

 Thank you very much for your support of our students, and special thanks to all of our Spring 2012 mentors!


Alex Reyna


Laton Carr

City of Round Rock

Andy Carter

Halff Associates

Lauren Van Andel


Bobak Tehrany


Lester Germanio

Germanio Engineering

Brandon Klenzendorf


Marcy Newman


Bruce Aupperle

Aupperle Company

Nicole Findelson


Chris Coons


Nicole Francois


Chris Dormier

Black & Veatch

Nishant Dayal


Claudia Rodriguez

City of Austin

Paul Hahn


David L. Parkhill


Thuan Nguyen

Chan & Partners

Garry Chang


Tom Ashcraft


Gopal Guthikonda

City of Austin

Tom Curran

Chan & Partners

Jarred Corbell


Tony Smith


Jim Brennan

MWH Global

Travis Michel


Jose Guerrero

City of Austin

Valerie Kaiser


Joseph Goessling

K Friese

Wes Young


Julia Harrod

MWM Design Group

Zach Ryan

Klotz Associates

Justin Bush