Call for organization board nominations!

Hi folks!

As you all know, TRGS is a young organization at UT. This was our first year organizing events and figuring out how to best serve our members. Now that the 2021-2022 academic year is coming to a close, it’s time for our first ever elections! This message serves as a call for nominations for those who are interested in becoming part of the organization board. Nominations can be submitted through this form till the 26th of April, 2022. Elections will begin on the 29th of April, 2022 to give nominees a chance to confirm their interest. We plan to announce the final election results on May 6th.

Being on the TRGS org board has some great perks, both career-wise (working with profs and our industry partners) and social (meeting other TRGS students, networking). Details about the roles and responsibilities can be found on the nomination form as well as the Contact Us page of the TRGS website. Feel free to reach out to the current org board members to know more.

If you are not a member of the organization on hornslink, please register to nominate yourself as well as to participate in the elections. You will need to be a member to vote!

Contact Us

If you are a Texas Robotics student, you can join the Slack workspace at

Anyone with an email address can sign up.

Then DM or email one of us to add you to the TRGS mailing list.

Texas Robotics Graduate Students organization board structure

Here’s a little more info about how the org board runs. The current TRGS org board is made up of students who volunteered to found the organization and have been with it from its inception in Summer 2021. We typically meet as a group once a week to discuss our upcoming events. At the start of the semester we roughly plan out our events and use that calendar as a reference during our meetings. Overall, being an org board member is a commitment of about 1-2 hours a week with some weeks being more busy than others.  The current roles of org board members are:

  • President (Keya Ghonasgi) is the leader and organizer responsible for holding executive authority.
  • Vice President (Christina Petlowany) leads relations with the University and Texas Robotics and assists the President in their duties and assumes the role of the President in their absence.
  • Treasurer (Isaiah Scott), in charge of financial management of the groups accounts and responsibilities.
  • Social Chair (Sheela Sharma) is responsible for the organization of social events throughout the year
  • Internal Tech Chair (Yifeng Zhu) is responsible for organizing tech events (Talks, workshops etc.) within the Texas Robotics community
  • External Tech Chair (Kristen Michaelson) is responsible for organizing tech events (Talks, tours etc.) with external members of the Robotics communities including industry affiliates.
  • Communications Chair (Yuqian Jiang) is in charge of our external communications, managing our website etc.
  • Event Logistics Chair (Chang Shi) leads event planning for all events in coordination with specific event chairs and acts as event lead in their absence.