Archives for 2011

Posted: December 21, 2011

Texas A&M University and the Department of Aerospace Engineering moved a step closer to bringing the Shuttle Motion Simulator to College Station when Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin signed an agreement to begin the move of the primary space shuttle launch and landing trainer. The agreem…

Posted: December 21, 2011

Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, Regents Professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed the L.F. Peterson '36 Chair. Datta-Gupta manages the largest and most active joint industry project in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineer…

Posted: December 21, 2011

Dr. Bill Batchelor, professor in the Coastal and Ocean Engineering Division of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed holder of the R.P. Gregory '32 Chair. Batchelor's focus is in environmental engineering. He teaches courses in applied numerical …

Posted: December 21, 2011

Dr. Stuart Anderson, professor in the Construction, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Division of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed holder of the A.P. and Florence Wiley Chair. Anderson is a professor in civil engineering with a special…

Posted: December 16, 2011

Nuclear engineering graduate student Jesse Johns gave two presentations at the inaugural Low Carbon Earth Summit in October in Dalian, China. The summit drew more than 1,000 participants from 58 countries and covered the fast-growing field of innovation in the low carbon economy. It provided a foru…

Posted: December 16, 2011

Sriram Sridharan, a graduate student in the Genomic Signal Processing (GSP) Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, won the best student paper award from the IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS 2011). Sridharan won the best s…

Posted: December 14, 2011

Dr. Cris Schwartz, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Schwartz received his CAREER award for his proposal, “Using Haptic…

Posted: December 9, 2011

Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Yoon received his CAREER award for his propo…

Posted: December 9, 2011

Texas A&M placekicker and petroleum engineering major Randy Bullock's record-setting senior season was rewarded with the 2011 Lou Groza Award, which is given annually to the nation's top collegiate placekicker. Bullock, from Klein High School near Houston, received the prestigious award from Gr…

Posted: December 9, 2011

One of Texas A&M University’s favorite sons has committed a $1 million gift to the school’s engineering program. Alice A. and Erle A. Nye, chairman emeritus of TXU and twice a regent of The Texas A&M University System, have established a legacy gift to support faculty and students through pr…

Posted: December 2, 2011

A Texas A&M University research initiative that converts human wastes into biofuels has received a Phase 1 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant totals $100,000 with the opportunity for additional funding of up to $1 million. The 18-month grant will help fund the biomass…

Posted: December 2, 2011

Junior Akeem Whitehead (left) and Dr. Ben Zoghi from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution won the Golden-i®dea competition Nov. 16 at the New York Institute of Technology. The contest was sponsored by Motorola Solutions Inc. The Golden-i Developer Competition and Par…

Posted: December 2, 2011

Dr. Ed Dougherty, the Robert M. Kennedy '26 Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to the rank of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Dougherty is cited "for contributions to the development of …

Posted: December 2, 2011

Sam Ade Jacobs, a computer science Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, took second place at the ACM Student Research Competition held at the SC11, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysi…

Posted: December 2, 2011

Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and cofounder and codirector of the Parasol Laboratory, has been named an IEEE Fellow, effective Jan. 1. He is being recognized for contributions to thread-level speculation, parall…

Posted: November 21, 2011

A powerful topical preventative for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, could soon be in the works thanks to a newly discovered molecular compound that research at Texas A&M University and the Scripps Research Institute shows dissolves the virus on contact. The ability of the synthetic compound …

Posted: November 18, 2011

Dr. Tiffani Williams, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2011 Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award at the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Nov. 11. Williams earned her B.S. in computer science from Ma…

Posted: November 18, 2011

Stephen McConnell, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the inaugural Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative Award.Pictured: McConnell, right, with Dr. Mlade…

Posted: November 18, 2011

Dr. Jiang Hu, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Paper Award at the 2011 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). ICCAD is a premier and one of the most selective conferences devoted to technical …

Posted: November 18, 2011

Researchers from Texas A&M University, Rice University and Halmstad University in Sweden are collaborating to develop a new generation of design software that can accurately predict the physical behavior of robots prior to prototyping. "One of our goals is to find a way to do virtual testing so…

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