Jenna Goolsby, an engineer-in-training in Peloton’s Austin office, was highlighted in an article about the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME), published in the recent Who’s Who in Building and Construction Magazine. TAME is a nonprofit organization that encourages the participation of women and minorities in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The article highlighted Jenna as an example of a past TAME student who is now succeeding in the engineering workforce.
Jenna, a recent graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, got involved in TAME in the seventh grade when a math teacher encouraged her to join after noticing that Jenna excelled in the subject. As a member of TAME throughout middle and high school, she was mentored by representatives from various engineering and tech companies involved in the program. Math and science were already attractive subjects to Jenna, but her experience at TAME and the mentors she encountered through the organization gave her the confidence she needed to pursue a STEM career path. “TAME created a very positive and safe place for me to explore my interest in engineering,” says Jenna. She competed and excelled at annual regional and state competitions that included math and science tests and team design challenges. Since graduating from the TAME program at the end of high school, Jenna has volunteered with the organization and enjoys giving back to a program that meant so much to her.
As an engineer-in-training at Peloton, Jenna has worked on several multi-phase residential land development projects in Austin, during preliminary planning/design stages through late-stage design including final submission and bid preparation. She has experience in roadway design, storm drainage analysis and design, water and wastewater design, and preparing cost estimates. Peloton is proud to have Jenna on board and her early interest in math and science is evident in her commitment to the engineering profession.
Since 1976, TAME has been working to build a strong STEM workforce that reflects Texas: more women, like Jenna, and more minorities contributing to their communities and to the world through STEM careers. TAME’s mission is to create partnerships among educators, industry, government, and families to inform, educate, and motivate students and to implement classroom and extra-curricular programs and activities. The Who’s Who magazine (part of The Blue Book Network) serves the commercial construction industry with regional publications and boasts a combined audience of more than 1 million professionals.
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