- Major: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
- Hometown: Franklin, TN
- Graduation Year: May 2024
- E-mail: email@example.com
Hey, future Vols!
Welcome to Rocky Top! My name is Alex Becker and I am a junior studying Chemical Engineering. I also am triple minoring in Hispanic Studies (Spanish), Environmental Engineering, and Reliability and Maintainability Engineering. I am from Franklin, TN, but have lived all over Tennessee. In my free time, I love being outdoors, rock climbing, and playing and watching sports. When I first started at Tennessee, I honestly did not want to be here; however, through the engineering program and being involved in campus, I have loved my time here at UT! It really has become my home sweet home!
Throughout my time at UT, I have been able to take advantage of many wonderful opportunities the campus has to offer. I am involved in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as well as Engineers Without Borders (EWB). In 2020 at EWB, we installed solar powered charging ports on bus stops all throughout Knoxville for the community. During my freshman and sophomore year, I participated in the Engineering Peer Mentor program where I was paired with an upperclassmen in my major, which was a great resource for any major specific questions I had. I also am a Student Leader and the Head of Public Relations for my Christian club (Christian Students at UTK), which has played a crucial role in helping me find a community here in Knoxville. Lastly, I am a member of both the Cooke Grand Challenge and Chancellor's Honors Programs.
Outside of the classroom, I had the opportunity to co-op for Cargill in Gainesville, GA this past spring and summer. From my time working for Cargill, I was able to determine that I do want to pursue a future in engineering, and gained a lot of experience that helped me grow both as a professional and as a person. Last year, I also had the opportunity to become an Ignite Team Leader helping incoming students transition to the university.
My favorite campus tradition is the torchbearer and the torchbearer creed which states, "One that beareth a torch shadoweth oneself to give light to others." I love this tradition as this is the closest thing I can use to explain the volunteer spirit. This campus truly embodies looking out for more than just yourself, and the support and community here are inexplicably amazing.
I am so excited for your college journey to begin soon, and hope you love Rocky Top; however, more importantly, I hope you find somewhere that makes you feel at home. Please let me know if you have any questions about the university, engineering, Knoxville, or myself, and I would be happy to help however I can! Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful day. Go Vols Baby!