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Andrea M. Ogilvie Honorary Endowed Excellence Fund for Equal Opportunity in Engineering

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The Andrea M. Ogilvie Honorary Endowed Excellence Fund for Equal Opportunity in Engineering was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on April 29, 2013, to benefit The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering. Gift funds were provided by alumni and participants of the Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Andrea M. Ogilvie
Andrea M. Ogilvie

For 11 years Andrea Ogilvie served as the director of UT Austin’s Equal Opportunity in Engineering (EOE) Program. Ogilvie came to the University as EOE director in 2001 after six years in industry, where she had a successful career as a structural engineer for Kellogg Brown & Root and HDR Engineering, Inc.

As EOE director, Ogilvie led the Cockrell School’s efforts to recruit and retain ethnically underrepresented students as well as students who have backgrounds or experiences that will contribute to the overall diversity of the school.

During her term, Ogilvie raised more than $3.7 million in private and public grants to support the EOE program and its mission. While the EOE Program was under her direction, UT Austin ranked as high as third in the nation in producing undergraduate engineering degrees for minority groups, and the program was recognized with awards such as the 2011 NSBE ExxonMobil Impact Award and the 2012 College Board Innovator Award, Getting through College Category.

Ogilvie provided guidance and strategic development for EOE initiatives that served about 1,000 undergraduate engineering students and 400 pre-college students each year. In addition, she partnered with 35-45 corporations to generate funding to support EOE and to develop a support system for engineering students from diverse backgrounds.

For more than a decade, Ogilvie served as adviser to the nationally recognized UT Austin student chapters of Pi Sigma Pi Minority Academic Engineering Society, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

Ogilvie is a proud Texas Ex. She earned her first two degrees from UT Austin, a BS in civil engineering and a master of public affairs. She is currently pursuing a PhD in engineering education at Virginia Tech.

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