Virtual Brown Bag Events

During the COVID-19 pandemic, UTA Engineering began a series of virtual brown bag events.

Join any of these events live on Microsoft Teams, or view the recording of past events.

August 31 - September 4

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Dean: Dean of Engineering, Dr. Peter Crouch View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: A New Vision for Engineering Student Services View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: Engineering Student Council and Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA,
Theme-of-the-Week: “How to Prepare for Majoring in Engineering in College”
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Research Focus: Dr. Caroline Krejci, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering
“Designing Logistics Systems for More Efficient Food Delivery for Texas Farmers and Ranchers”
View Event

September 7 - 11

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Labor Day (no event)  
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: Focus on Academic Honesty View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and ROVER Team View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: “Which Extracurricular Activities Can Enhance Your Academic Success”
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Research Focus: Dr. Ming Li, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
“Improving Mobility of Visually Impaired People in Outdoor Environments"
View Event

September 14 - 18

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Chair: Dr. Ali Abolmaali, Chair, Civil Engineering Department View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: How to Get a Co-op or Internship View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and Game Developers Club (GDC) View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: “Time Management and Organizational Skills”
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Research Focus: Dr. Kathleen Smits, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
“What’s going on underground?
How can we detect and respond better to leaks from natural gas operations?”
View Event

September 21 - 25

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Chair: Dr. Stathis Meletis, Chair, Materials Science and Engineering Department View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: University Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (UTSI) Services View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honor Society) and
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)
View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: “How to Choose an Engineering Major”
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Research Focus: Industry and Alumni Focus: Sushil Sharma, Chief Product Officer,
Lending Tree and Former Chief Product Officer, Match.com
View Event

September 28 - October 2

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Chair: Dr. Paul Componation, Chair,
Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department
View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the College of Engineering and UTA View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: Engineers Without Borders and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: The Importance of Study Skills and Study Groups
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Research Focus: Dr. Weidong Zhou, Professor, Electrical Engineering
“Light is the Future of Electronics: Photonics and Laser Research for a Sustainable Smart
Society”
View Event

October 5 - 9

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Chair: Dr. Hong Jiang, Chair, Computer Science and Engineering Department View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: “How to Get Involved in Research” View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: Biomedical Engineering Student Society (BMESS) and AeroMavericks View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: How to build a good relationship with faculty
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Research Focus: Ernest Huffman, Program Manager, Aviation Planning and Education,
North Central Texas Council of Governments
"Integration Autonomous Drone Tech into the DFW Metroplex"
View Event

October 12 - 16

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Chair: Dr. Diana Huffaker, Chair, Electrical Engineering Department View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: Focus on Lab Safety View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Virtual Career Fair Day (No Virtual Brown Bag)
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: Academic Grit and Self-Advocacy 
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Research Focus: Dr. Luca Maddalena, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
“Advanced National Hypersonic Testing Facilities:
The new UTA-ONR Hypersonic Arc-Heated Wind Tunnel"
View Event

October 19 - 23

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Dean: Dr. Lynn Peterson, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs;
Dr. Carter Tiernan, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: I.D.E.A.S. View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit             
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Industry and Alumni Focus: Bill Swope, Survey Business Development Manager, Halff
"The Benefits of Hybrid Geospatial Data"
View Event

October 26 - 30

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Chair: Dr. Michael Cho, Chair of the Bioengineering Department View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: “UTA: A Community That Cares” View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: How to Have an Active Social Life as an Engineering Major 
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Research Focus: Dr. Justyn Jaworski, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
"Clumping, Color, and Cancer:
How Developments in Nanoparticle Biosensors are Informing us About Diseases"
View Event

November 2 - 6

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Chair: Dr. Don Wilson, Associate Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: What is Title IX and How Does it Affect Me View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and
Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honor Society)
View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA 
Theme-of-the-Week: Participating in Undergraduate Research and Senior Design Projects
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Industry and Alumni Focus Focus: Paul Arrendell, Vice President of Global Quality
Management, Jabil. Inc. 
View Event

November 9 - 13

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Chair: Dr. Erick Jones, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professor View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: Academic Success Center View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)             
View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: TBD
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Industry and Alumni Focus Focus: Dr. Seong Jin Koh, Professor,
Materials Science and Engineering Department
"Engineering on a Nanoscale Level: From Manipulating Single
Electrons to Detecting COVID-19 RNA"
View Event

November 16 - 20

Day and Time Topic Link to Join Event
Monday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-A-Chair: Dr. Gautam Das, Associate Dean for Research and Distinguished University Chair View Event
Tuesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Resources: Lockheed Martin Career Services View Event
Wednesday
Noon - 1:00pm
Student Orgs:American Nuclear Society and UTA Racing View Event
Thursday
Noon - 1:00pm
Ask-An-Ambassador: Ask our Engineering Ambassadors anything about engineering at UTA
Theme-of-the-Week: Top 10 Tips for Success as an Engineering Major
View Event
Friday
Noon - 1:00pm
Industry and Alumni Focus Focus: TBD
View Event