Invitation to Support Engineering Grad Student Dissertation Study

Are you in a master’s or doctoral engineering program? Are you working with a faculty advisor toward your thesis, final project portfolio, or dissertation?

My name is Abimelec Mercado Rivera, and I am a Ph.D. student in the Engineering Education Systems and Design program at Arizona State University. If your answer to these questions is yes, I invite you to participate in a survey study aimed at exploring graduate students’ experience of completing a thesis, final project portfolio, or dissertation and the support they have received from their faculty advisor to help them succeed.

Our online survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. To participate, you must be 18 or older, be currently enrolled in an engineering graduate program that requires a thesis, dissertation, or applied project report to graduate, and be working with a faculty advisor. As an added bonus, you will have a chance to win one of thirty Amazon gift cards for $25!  If you would like to participate, please follow this link:

Your participation will help us advance our understanding of the graduate student experience and give you time to reflect on your experiences as you have been working to finish your degree. It will also help me finish my own dissertation research! Participation is voluntary, and choosing not to participate will not affect your standing with the university. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the student lead at

Abimelec Mercado Rivera

PhD Student, Research Assistant

Engineering Education Systems and Design

Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus


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ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

ExxonMobil Corporation, the largest publicly traded international energy company, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowship opportunities in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

Selected students will be exposed to a top-quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with an ExxonMobil engineer or scientist to learn how their knowledge and skills are applied in a corporate setting.

Fellowship Components

 The Fellowship consists of five 1-hour meetings with a mentor (virtual or in person)

  Exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to ExxonMobil and career opportunities

 $1,000 educational grant

 In addition, the potential opportunity to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

Fellowship Requirements

This opportunity is highly competitive and open to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students attending a 4-year college or university.

Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority

 Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geoscience, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

 Applicants with these majors will be considered also: Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering, and Physics.

   Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above

      Have a GPA of 3.5 and above

 Be a U.S. citizen, a legal U.S. permanent resident or have the permanent right to work in the U.S.

 Applicants selected are required to submit documentation for U.S. citizenship, permanent resident or right to work.

  Identify as Hispanic. Other opportunities are available through the company’s website.

 If you have questions, please contact

 You must apply through our form, direct link below.

For the 2024 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

ASHE GA 2024 Jim McGee Memorial Scholarship

The Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE-GA) is seeking applicants for its Fall 2024 Jim McGee Memorial Scholarship (award amount of up to $2,000). The scholarships under this program are available for students seeking a career in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or other transportation or construction related fields. Applicants must be entering the third or fourth year of study of a four-year program or the second year of a two-year program in one of Georgia’s ABET-accredited programs. Additional details are provided in the attachment. Applications must be submitted to me by May 10, 2024, for consideration.

2024 Jim McGee Memorial Scholarship_ASHE GA