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Matthew Geistweidt graduates from Texas A&M
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 • Posted August 31, 2011

Matthew Baze Geistweidt graduated with a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in hydraulics and hydrology from Texas A&M University in College Station. Commencement ceremonies were held May 13, 2011.Matt graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M in May, 2009. While at Texas A&M, Matt was active in the Chi Epsilon Honor Society for Civil Engineers, and received the Dean's Honor Award for academic achievement. Matt participated in an international mission trip to Thailand, Aggies for Christ, intramural sports, and worked for a civil engineering firm in College Station while in school.On June 6, 2009, he married Ashley McCauley, also a graduate of Texas A&M. They reside in San Antonio where Matt is employed by Pape Dawson Engineering.Matt graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 2005 where he was a member of the Junior Engineering Society and the Fredericksburg High School Ignite Program, participating in research and development for rocket fuel and fuel grain tests with support from NASA. Matt went to Johnson Space Center in Houston with teammates to present progress on the R&D project to Bill Parsons, Director of the Shuttle Program, and NASA for the Aero Science Program at Fredericksburg High School. He also went to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 41st Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit in Tuscan, Arizona, with teammates to preset R&D Nozzle and Fuel Grain Study to the professional world.Matt was also active in sports and was second team All District Defensive Back and Honorable Mention Running Back, Academic All District Football, and Academic All State First Team Football. He was a regional qualifier in the 800 meter relay and a regional finalist in the 1600 meter relay.Matt received the United States Achievement Academy National Leadership and Service Award in 2004, and was a member of the National Honor Society.Matt is the son of Dale and Kaylyn Geistweidt, and the grandson of Norma Geistweidt and Mary K. Draper.

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