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Shirlee and Taylor Gandy

Scholarship supports first-generation students

A $1 million commitment from alumna Shirlee Gandy and her husband, Taylor, will help sophomores achieve their dreams of earning a college degree.

bridge model

Crash Course: Architecture 4557

The 82-year-old Continental Avenue bridge in Dallas will soon be converted into a pedestrian plaza, a transformation that Professor Todd Hamilton decided to probe with his spring design studio.

Ralph and Susan Hawkins

Gift from alumnus supports strategic vision

HKS Inc. CEO Ralph Hawkins ’73, the man who helped bring us Cowboys Stadium and College Park Center, is doing his part to ensure that the next generation of architects leaves its own legacy.

Navy nurse Kelly Bowman

Education prepared alumna for battlefield chaos

Kelly Bowman ’03 spent eight months as an emergency room nurse before deploying to Iraq. She describes the experience as baptism by fire.

Martin Lisius filming in a storm

Alumnus makes weather profitable

Threatening clouds and tornado sirens are his bread and butter. As founder of Tempest Tours, a storm-chasing business based in Arlington, Martin Lisius ’86 guides people on twister safaris.

Esther Betrán in the laboratory

Lord of the fruit flies

For biology Associate Professor Esther Betrán, fruit flies aren’t a household annoyance—they’re a gateway into understanding how human genes function.

biomask

Changing the face of burn victims

A polymer mask embedded with electrical, mechanical, and biological components shows promise in speeding healing from disfiguring burns and helping rebuild faces.

Arnold Petsche

Gift establishes automotive engineering center

Arlington businessman Arnold Petsche made a $1 million commitment to establish the Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering, which will boost student participation.

Kaci Hickox

Passion, practicality drive nursing graduate

Kaci Hickox ’02 works with the nation’s top epidemiologists to analyze and improve health and disease surveillance. She also spent two years in Myanmar managing three primary health care clinics.

student at computer

Crash Course: Management 3324

Creative business minds flourish in Assistant Professor Susanna Khavul’s popular entrepreneurship classes, where the ideas are as diverse as the students themselves.