BHP Juniors Win Roden Case Competition

Congratulations to BHP juniors Bhargav Srinivasan, Leanna Swain, and Kelley Rytlewski, who won the Spring 2011 Roden Scholars Case Competition. Along with third-year engineering student Naveen Mehta, these BHP students created a business plan and presentation to develop, market, and finance an energy-retaining and energy-generating window using a unique substance known as aerogel, defeating fifteen other teams in the competition. Congrats!

BHP Sophomores Launch Online Study Tool

Congratulations to BHP sophomores Michael Koetting and Sid Upadhyay, who recently launched an online study tool called Hoot.me at a recent startup conference. The Facebook application allows tutors and students to engage each other on the popular social media site. Along with computer science major Gaurav Sanghani, Koetting and Upadhyay won first place at the StartupCamp3 Comms Edition competition in Miami for their work. Koetting said the ultimate goal of Hoot.me is “to change the way people think about learning.” Way to go, guys!

BHP Junior Elected to Senate Executive Board

Congratulations to BHP junior Bhargav Srinivasan, who was recently elected Financial Director of the UT Senate of College Councils for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Senate is the official voice of students in academic affairs at UT. Bhargav also currently serves as the Financial Director of the Undergraduate Business Council, a BHP Peer Advisor, and a BHP Student Recruiter. Congrats, Bhargav!

BHP Students Make Finals at USC

Congratulations to BHP students Gautam Shah, Kelley Rytlewski, Chris Schulze, and Michael Koetting who placed as finalists at the 2011 Marshall International Case Competition at USC. The team represented UT and placed in the top 6 of 30 teams from internationally recognized business schools for their solution for the Human Resources Division of Hewlett-Packard.

BHP Advisor Wins Award

Congratulations to BHP Advisor Brent Winkelman, who recently won the 2011 James W. Vick Texas Excellence Award for Academic Advising! The James W. Vick is an amazing achievement that is awarded to five academic advisors across the UT Campus. This is only the third time that a McCombs Advisor has won the award since 2005, and one of the other two times just so happens to be in 2007 when Brent received the Vick for the first time. Congrats, Brent!