CORPUS CHRSITI, Texas- The College of Science and Engineering held its Hooding and Undergraduate Research Cording Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 20, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for students earning their degrees during the fall 2013 semester.
Students recognized during the Master of Science Hooding Ceremony were honored for achievements in their graduate degree studies, research, and academic endeavors. In addition, undergraduate students, who wore undergraduate research cords, were recognized for their research alongside a faculty mentor.
“This ceremony not only recognizes the students, but recognizes the support of the parents, spouses, other family members and significant others,” said Dr. L.D. Chen, Director of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. “Similarly, the cording ceremony of the undergraduates recognizes the students’ research achievements.”
All students graduating with a master’s degree and the thesis option are eligible to be hooded at the ceremony. The participating undergraduate students, who are referred by their faculty mentors who attest to their success, must have a minimum of one year of active undergraduate research with a faculty mentor, or completion of a structured University undergraduate research program such as the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minorities Participation (LSAMP), or the McNair Scholars Program.