Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Megan Hoklas

Student Spotlight: Megan Hoklas

Name: Megan Hoklas Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas Current position:  EIT at HDR, Inc. Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy reading at local coffee shops, playing volleyball and flag football, and training for the Austin Half Marathon in February. Recent News: Selected for the Dr. Naomi Ledé Award to the Outstanding Masters Student Where were you before you came to …


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Student Spotlight: Alice Chu

Student Spotlight: Alice Chu

Name: Alice Chu Hometown: Cupertino, California Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Chandra Bhat Hobbies: Cycling, finding inspiration in modern architecture, traveling to new cities Recent News: Named D-STOP’s 2015 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Science from the …


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Student Spotlight: Kristie Chin

Student Spotlight: Kristie Chin

Name: Kristie Chin Hometown: Katy, Texas Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. C. Michael Walton Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy playing sand volleyball, cooking, and serving as President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter. At the TexITE Fall District Meeting in San Antonio, the organization was recently recognized as …


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Student Spotlight: Michael Levin

Student Spotlight: Michael Levin

Name: Michael Levin Hometown:  Houston, Texas Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen D. Boyles Hobbies: Cooking/baking, flight simulator, piano Recent News: Named D-STOP’s 2014 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I completed a B.S. in Computer Science at UT Austin and immediately after joined the …


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Graduate Profile: Jake Gutekunst, M.S.

Graduate Profile: Jake Gutekunst, M.S.

Hometown: Plano, Texas Receiving: Masters in Civil Engineering Advisor: Dr. Randy Machemehl Area of research: Intersection modeling for dynamic traffic assignment; pavement maintenance strategies   How does it feel to be graduating? It’s exciting because I have a job lined up at Kimley-Horn and Associates (or KHA) that I’ll start in January, and I’m looking …


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Graduate Profile, Wei Sun, Ph. D.

Graduate Profile, Wei Sun, Ph. D.

Name: Wei Sun Hometown: Dalian, Liaoning, China Advisor: Drs. Jirsa and Ghannoum Area of research: Structural Engineering How does it feel to be graduating? Very exciting. Why did you choose to pursue your graduate studies at UT Austin? The structural program of UT Austin is top 5 in US. Looking back, what (or who) influenced …


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Graduate Profile: Marcia McIntosh, MSIS

Graduate Profile: Marcia McIntosh, MSIS

Hometown: Bartlesville, OK Receiving: Masters in Information Studies How does it feel to be a new graduate? Spectacular! Like the whole world has opened for me to explore. Why did you choose to pursue your graduate studies at UT Austin? I wanted a program that included both the library and the technology focuses of information …


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