Academic Affairs aspires to enrich the academic experience for all students in the Cockrell School of Engineering by fostering connections between students, faculty, and industry leaders.
Academic Affairs is led by Alicia Kong and Michael Nie. Alicia is a 4th-year Chemical Engineer. Michael is a 3rd-year Chemical Engineer.
Check out all of the events we host throughout the year below. Click to learn more about a particular event.
Dean’s Study Breaks
Chat with Sharon L. Wood, the Dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering, about anything. Tell her about a problem you want to see addressed, ask her what’s changing in Cockrell, or just talk to her about your day.
Learn about potential career paths from industry professionals from all walks of life including engineering, business, law, entrepreneurship, and more. Ask them anything.
Connect with your professors and your friends by competing in a battle of wits paired with delicious food and prizes.
Experience your first case competition as a first-year engineering student. You’ll collaborate with other students to create a comprehensive solution to a problem and learn about business-related careers.
Present your research findings to judges and gain experience in technical presentations.