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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.  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 Fall 2012 mentors!

Alex Reyna


Laton Carr

City of Round Rock

Bobak Tehrany


Marty Christman


Brandon Klenzendorf


Marty Rumbaugh


Bruce Aupperle

Aupperle Company

Nishant Dayal

HVJ Associates

Chris Coons

RW Armstong

Paul Hahn


Chris Dormier

Black & Veatch

Rose Marie Klee


Claudia Rodriguez

City of Austin

Thuan Nguyen

Chan & Partners

Ed Perrey

Black & Veatch

Tom Ashcraft


Garry Chang


Tony Smith


Gopal Guthikonda

Quality Power

Valerie Kaiser


Jarred Corbell


Wes Young


Jose Guerrero

City of Austin

Yannis Tassoulas


Joseph Goessling

K Friese & Associates

Zach Ryan

Klotz Associates

Kevin Critendon

City of Austin

Zack Weeks

Black & Veatch