I am Ashfaq Syed and I am serving as the President for the SEAoT Student Chapter for the fall term. I served the student chapter as the Vice President in spring. Our new Vice President is Natasha Boger, and Amber Campa is still serving as our treasurer. We have some exciting meetings lined up on campus for the fall semester and we are looking forward to participating in the Houston/Gulf Coast chapter meetings as well.
The Texas A&M University SEAoT Student Chapter had the first Fall meeting on Sept 10th. The speakers were Mr. John Hand and Mr. John Powell from Arup, Houston.
Mr. Powell started his presentation with an overview on Arup’s history, market segments and career opportunities. He then discussed some of the projects Arup has done in the energy industry including some offshore structures.
Mr. Hand gave a presentation on Arup’s building department and spoke about his work on sky bridges over tall buildings. The next general meeting at Texas A&M University will be on Sept 24th. We are hosting Mr. William F. Williams from Texas Transportation Institute.
The SEAoT Student Chapter will also be visiting Nucor Building Systems located in Terrel, TX on a field trip as a part of STEEL Day celebrations on Sept 25th. We hope that this will be a great experience for our members to learn and experience the steel manufacturing and fabrication industry.
If your organization is looking to hire structural engineering graduates or interns, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our student organization consists of around 40 aspiring structural engineering students looking for opportunities to gain industry experience and to find the right job.