From the beginning Where We are Now
Established in Fall of 2016, Aggie MEEN Girls has worked alongside Texas A&M's American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop a community among female engineers.
Aggie MEEN Girls is currently hosted our inaugural Aggie Women in STEM Conference in the Fall where STEM students shared experiences with professionals and faculty to develop technical skills and gain exposure to STEM career paths.
Meet the Team
MEEN Girls Mechanical Advisors
Dr. Shima Hajimirza
Dr. Shima Hajimirza is an assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M university and the director of the Energy, Control and Optimization (ECO) lab. Her research interests are Radiation Heat Transfer, Renewable Energy Systems, Computational Methods and Numerical Optimization, in particular those related to the design of solar energy devices. Prior to her appointment at TAMU, Dr. Hajimirza was an assistant professor at California State University Pomona, where she was also a faculty member of Women in Engineering program. She actively participated in outreach activities that promoted involvement of young females in engineering and science.
Dr. Astrid Layton
Dr. Astrid Layton joined the Mechanical Engineering department as an assistant professor at Texas A&M in January 2017. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Layton went on to complete her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. At Texas A&M, Dr. Layton does research in Bio-Inspired Systems Design for Sustainability, looking at nature’s networks for inspiration on how to better design sustainable and robust human engineered systems.
MEEN Girls Directors
Jessica Jaksik / Executive Director
Keely Chacon / Internal Affairs Director
Jenny Jiang / Outreach Director
Greer Smith / Financial Director
Naomi Giselle Trevino / External Affairs Director
Brittany Snell / Events Director
Shannon Forrester / Public Relations Director
Sydney Heikkila/ Special Events Director