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Bobcat - Dmitri Kabakov

Dmitri Kabakov

Dmitri’s Thoughts on Texas State

Why Texas State

I was recruited for the track and field team, and Texas State has a very good athletic program and great coaching staff. I also, enjoy the Texas weather. It reminds me of Jerusalem.

Career Goals

To work on alternative renewable energy sources. It’s one of the biggest needs today.

Favorite Professor

Dr. Tate Jitendra in engineering is my favorite professor because he wants his students not only to complete his course, but also understand the material and apply the knowledge to real life. He is available for students almost 24/7 and ready to help with any problem.

Best Studying Advice

Use multiple sources of information; don’t stick to only textbook and lectures. Students need to read books, newspaper, magazines, watch TV, attend conferences and more. Also, join professional organizations or student organizations for your major. My best experiences at Texas State are related to a student chapter of Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

My Organizations and Teams

I did the pole vault and decathlon on the track and field team, was an officer in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and was treasurer of Hillel, the Jewish Students Organization.

Benefits of Membership

I had the opportunity to compete at the Southland Conference track and field meet for the Bobcats, and I also was able to attend conferences for SME. I have made friends forever and have had very good time during our activities.

Honors, and Achievements

Academic All-District VI first team, 2010
Dean's List, six semesters
Oak Farms Academic Award, four times
Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll, four times
Silver medal, pole vault, SLC indoor track and field meet, 2010
Qualifier, NCAA Midwest Regional, 2006


Scale modeling, sports, reading

Favorite Book

A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

Favorite TV Show


Best Campus Hangout

Sewell Park is the best because of the river and volleyball courts.

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

San Marcos is a very good town for students. It’s very comfortable, and you will have a memorable time as a student at Texas State.

What I like Most About Texas State

The location and college-town atmosphere.

Dmitri Kabakov Stats

MAJOR: Manufacturing Engineering (BS), Industrial Technology (MS)

MINOR: Mathematics (BS), Management (MS)

HOMETOWN: Jerusalem, Israel

HIGH SCHOOL: Havat Anoar Ha-Zioni, Jerusalem, Israel

Bobcat Quote

"According to one definition, an engineer is a person who finds solutions to problems by applying technical and scientific knowledge. I like dealing with problems and working with my hands, and engineering was my first and right choice."

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