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Upcoming Events

Livestrong Charity Bike Ride
This year we are putting together a GEC team for the 2015 Livestrong Austin Challenge, a charity bike ride whose proceeds go toward fighting cancer. It's happening on October 18th, and there's no minimum fundraising required, but there is a registration fee. When signing up, be sure to join the group UT Austin GEC.

If interested, email for more specific information and potentially a 40% discount code on the registration. Find more information about the ride here.

GAIN 2016 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.

GAIN 2015 had 40 industry representative from 10 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 2016 (around early Feb, 2016) 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, (application link will be up soon), and a GEC officer will get in touch with you shortly for more information. 

Past Events
Gone to Engineering
8/25 6PM Welch Hall 
WEL 2.246
For incoming grads, we have a panel of older grad students to answer questions about UT, Austin (what to do/where to eat/etc), grad school, research, funding, etc.  And we'll have some cool raffle/giveaway prizes!



Boat Party
8/30 12-4PM
Tickets on sale now on Eventbrite and our facebook page GEC (Graduate Engineering Council), PGSA (Psychology Graduate Students Association), and HEASPA (Higher Education Administration Student Professional Association) would like to invite all our fellow grad students to THE ARK to enjoy good company, cool water, and the abundant Texas sunshine!


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