Academic and Well-being

Academic and Well-being Events

Mindfulness Events

Mindfulness events are usually co-hosted by GEC and CMHC (Counseling and Mental Health Center). Check out the detail of our Midmester Mindfulness Event down below.


Stress Management Workshop

Wednesday, May 8

4:30 – 5:30 PM

ETC 4.120

Cookies and coffee provided!
Classes, research, manuscripts, and deadlines can make you feel overwhelmed as a graduate student. GEC is inviting our guest speaker from Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) Whitney Adams to talk about stress and relaxation techniques to handle stress. Come grave cookies and coffees and learn how to deal with graduate school stress from a graduate student like yourself!

Whitney Adams is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program. Whitney has worked as a graduate assistant for the CMHC’s Office of Mental Health Promotion for the past three years. Her main responsibilities include developing and implementing campus-wide initiatives that promote positive mental health. Next year, Whitney will continue her commitment to mental health promotion among students in higher ed as an Intern at Emory University’s College Counseling Center.


Emerging Tech Talks

Emerging Tech Talks is a series of seminars where faculty, industry representative and graduate students speak about research, industry, entrepreneurship, start-ups and many other interesting topics. Visit this page to view photos and student abstracts from our previous tech talks. More Emerging Tech Talks coming up soon!


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

5 – 6 PM

Location: BME 3.204

Dr. Chris Idelson recently graduated from UT Austin with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and went on to found a startup company with his PhD advisor. The company Clearcam creates a device that makes it easier for surgeons to visualize the abdomen with a camera during a laporoscopic procedure.

Topics of this talk will include:

-IP: Developing, timing, Coverage, Strategies

-Fundraising: structure & valuation, relationships and transparency

-Market Analysis and financial Projections

-Exit Strategy

FREE Torchy’s Tacos and Tiff’s Treats will be provided at the event.

Let us know you are coming on our Facebook page or just show up.

Please email Mae Lewis with any questions or recommendations.


Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn is GEC’s newest event that will not only offer attendees a free lunch but also provide graduate students with some useful life knowledge and skills. Come lunch and learn with us! Our first Lunch and Learn talk on Financial Planning was held on Thursday, February 28, 2019, with Dr. William O’Brien as our speaker. Click here to view some photos from the event.


GEC Seminar Series

This is our annual seminar series to inform and better prepare UT engineering graduate students for career opportunities upon graduation.

Interviewing for a Faculty Position: What to Expect and How to Prepare
Tuesday, March 5
12:30-1:30 pm
ETC 5.148

Pizza will be provided! (Bring your own drink!)

Seating is limited. RSVP here.

 This seminar will focus on the interviewing process for a tenure track faculty position. MS students, PhDs students, and PostDocs are welcome! The featured faculty speakers will be Dr. Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Professor and Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering and Dr. Benjamin Keith Keitz, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Cindy Wilson, Director of Academic Projects at