Welcome to the Graduate Engineering Council's official website. The purpose of GEC is to serve the needs of the Engineering Graduate Students at The University of Texas at Austin by representing students to the Student Senate and the Dean's Office. We a registered student organization at The University of Texas at Austin, officially sponsored by the Cockrell School of Engineering. If you have any suggestions, complaints, or comments about the Cockrell School or your department, please submit them via our online comment form.

GAIN 2015 Committee Calling for Application

What is GAIN?
The Graduate Engineering Council (GEC) is currently recruiting committee members for its Spring event, the Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) conference, which is taking place on February 4th here at UT. GAIN provides the opportunity for UT graduate engineering students to showcase their research and to network with industry representatives.

Last year, GAIN 2014 had 40 industry representative from 16 corporate partners, over 70 graduate presenters, and over 150 graduate students in attendance. To ensure its growing success for GAIN 2015, GEC is looking for capable individual to help with event organization. It is a great opportunity to gain experience in leadership, teamwork, professionalism, and event organization.

Positions Available & Respective Responsibilities
GAIN Committee Members
  • Attend weekly meeting
  • Assist with event logistics, corporate recruitment, visual assets creation, or publicity
  • Attend GAIN 2015 (Feb 4th) for on-location assistance
GAIN Co-Directors
  • Selected from committee members
  • Coordinate event organization
  • Work closely with GEC officer board
If interested, please fill out this brief application, https://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eUTtjqXhnOwhlqJ, and a GEC officer will get in touch with you shortly for more information. 

Silicon Labs Information Session on October 28

Silicon Labs here in Austin is looking for graduate students in electrical engineering who would like to start working full-time or intern in 2015. Please read the following for more information and how to RSVP.

Silicon Labs

Information Session

October 28, 2014

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location will be announced later


Free dinner will be served!

RSVP here!


Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and system solutions for the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial control, consumer and automotive markets. We solve the electronics industry's toughest problems, providing customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. Backed by our world-class engineering teams with unsurpassed software and mixed-signal design expertise, Silicon Labs empowers developers with the tools and technologies they need to advance quickly and easily from initial idea to final product. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Silicon Labs is a global enterprise with operations, sales and design activities worldwide. Founded in 1996 on the principles of constant innovation and solid execution, Silicon Labs’ strong business fundamentals and proven track record have resulted in sustained growth throughout the company's history.

GEC 2014-15 Executive Committee


Simon Wang
Vice President Pinaki Ghosh
Financial Director Michael Nole 
Secretary Ghadi Sebaali
PR Director Ajit Gopalakrishnan
Corporate Relations Director        Balaji Chandrasekaran
Energy Series Director Sean Wood
Academic Career Series Director Qiang Liu
Senate Representative Shaina Johl
Newsletter Editor Vik Parthiban
Activities Coordinators Ruth Hahn
Roy Wung
IT Director
Edward Lin
GAIN 2013 Co-Directors Pinaki Ghosh
Brad Trembacki

Department Representatives


Aerospace EngineeringDavid Ottesen

Chemical EngineeringJorge Vazquez
Alon Kirschner
Civil EngineeringRaghav Prakash

Electrical EngineeringVik Parthiban
Jian Zhang

Mechanical EngineeringMichelle Pang
Columbia Mishra

Petroleum & Geosystems EngineeringMichael Nole
 Material Science EngineeringWei Jiang

If you are a new graduate student at UT, Welcome!  We have created an online orientation packet just for you.   One of GEC's most popular services is the Travel Grant, awarded once a year to help graduate students cover travel expenses. For more money, check out our list of graduate fellowships.  Or, consider mentoring an undergraduate student for a chance to earn a $500 travel stipend from the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program. Also, if you use Google Calendar, be sure to subscribe to the GEC Calendar.

- The GEC Officers     


The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.

- UT Honor Code