From all our members of the SEAoT Student Chapter at Texas A&M University, I would like to extend a warm greeting and provide you with an updated newsletter describing the past month’s activities.
Most recently, our chapter appointed three new student officers to lead our organization for the remainder of the year. You may find their bios attached to this letter. We recently had our first general meeting of the semester in which we hosted Curtainwall Design & Consulting, Inc. This was an incredible opportunity to learn about the details and challenges associated with curtainwall design from one of the leading firms in the industry. Please refer to the attached newsletter for more information. We are currently in the process of scheduling the remaining meetings for this semester. Also, we are anticipating a potential construction-site tour of the newly-designed Polo Parking Garage on the Texas A&M University campus. We are beyond excited about the upcoming meetings and look forward to another great year!
As always, if your company is interested in presenting at one of our student chapter meetings, please feel free to contact me or any of the student officers listed in the following newsletter. We appreciate your continued support. Thanks, and Gig ‘Em!
President, SEAoT at TAMU
FALL 2019 TAMU SEAoT Student Officers:
President – Tristian Ybarra
Tristian Ybarra is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.S in Civil Engineering and is currently enrolled in the graduate structural engineering program at Texas A&M University. In his undergraduate years, Tristian spent his time working as a grader, tutor, and student officer and has been actively involved in multiple student organizations including ASCE, Chi Epsilon, and SEAoT. Tristian currently serves as the President of the SEAoT Student Chapter at Texas A&M University, and as a graduate peer mentor for incoming graduate students. During the summer, he interned with L.A. Fuess Partners in Dallas, TX. He is continuing to gain engineering experience by working remotely with LAFP in a structural engineering co-op this semester. Tristian will graduate in May 2020 and will join L.A. Fuess Partners full-time as a graduate structural engineer.
Vice President – Gabriel Diaz
Gabriel Diaz is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.S in Civil Engineering and is currently enrolled in the graduate structural engineering program at Texas A&M University. During his undergraduate degree, Gabriel worked as a Lab Assistant and Research Assistant. He was also actively involved in several organizations including ASCE, ACI and Tau Beta Pi. He currently serves as the Vice President of the SEAoT Student Chapter at Texas A&M University. Gabriel is scheduled to graduate in May 2020. In his free time, Gabriel enjoys traveling, biking, and playing soccer.
Treasurer – Chase Martin
Chase Martin is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is currently enrolled in the graduate structural engineering program at Texas A&M University. Chase has completed two internships at structural engineering firms in the Houston area. His work experience includes both new building design and analysis of existing buildings. He currently serves as the Treasurer of the SEAoT Student Chapter at Texas A&M University and has also served as a coach for the Texas A&M Competitive Climbing Team. Chase is scheduled to graduate in December 2019. Chase spends much of his free time rock climbing, hiking, and attempting to create art.
Representative Chair – Mit Rami
Mit Rami is a graduate of Nirma University Gujarat, India with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is currently enrolled in the graduate structural engineering program at Texas A&M University. In the past, Mit has had multiple experiences with consulting firms designing concrete foundations, and supervising the construction process of various RC elements and residential buildings. He served as a data analyst for the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and as the former President of the SEAoT Student Chapter at Texas A&M University. Mit interned with Henderson-Rogers during the past summer and is currently involved in a structural engineering co-op with Walter P. Moore in Houston, TX.
Representative Chair – Ishan Saini
Ishan Saini is a graduate of VIT University Vellore, India with a B.S in Civil Engineering. Ishan spent his college years working as a Research Assistant and being involved with various student leadership activities. This led him to earn employment with the Trident Group where he worked as a manager for multiple construction projects and supervised a team of 7 civil engineers. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering and has been awarded a Departmental Fellowship. He also served as the former Vice President of the SEAoT Student Chapter at Texas A&M University. After a successful summer internship, Ishan is currently involved in a structural engineering co-op with Stantec in Houston, TX.