Student Engagement

Utilities & Energy Services is actively involved in getting the students of Texas A&M engaged in energy conservation.

To reach these students, UES is involved in several on-campus events. Student workers receive real-world experience whether working with the Safety Program, Planning & Design, Technical Services or other areas in UES. This symbiotic relationship works well for students, UES and the University. A number of student workers have been hired full-time after completing their course work.

Residence Hall Energy Challenge
The goal of the challenge, sponsored alongside the Department of Residence Life, is to raise awareness of and promote greater campus involvement in conservation while still having fun. Aggies residing on campus have joined in Texas A&M’s ongoing energy conservation program, which has produced multi-million-dollar savings — or cost avoidance — and got a boost when the university’s 29 residence halls began competing to determine which could produce the largest utilities reductions.

New Student Conferences
New Student Conferences are a way for departments on campus to welcome new students to the Aggie Family. UES Energy Stewards meet with new students and their families to introduce them to the energy conservation, recycling services, and utility accomplishments that UES has achieved over the years.

Gig 'Em Week
Gig 'Em Week is Aggieland's official Week of Welcome, and provides students an opportunity to learn more through a series of educational and social events sponsored by university departments. UES teaches students how to help conserve energy and gain insight into how power and thermal energy is generated for the campus with an overview of the UES operation and a tour of the Central Utility Plant.

Central Utility Plant Tours
Our UES Department offers facility tours and interactive learning opportunities to students, faculty, and visitors on a regular basis. If you are interested in learning more, please sign up for a Tour of the Central Utility Plant.

Other on-campus events that UES is involved with include Aggieland Market Days, Five o' Oners Club, Student Light Brigade, Campus Sustainability Day, TAMU Earth Day, and the Brazos Valley Earth Day.