Archives for January 2011

Posted: January 31, 2011

It's the story of a successful merger that continues to benefit Texas A&M University, most recently with a $2 million "dividend" for a faculty chair in industrial and systems engineering. The merger harks back to 1963 when a Texas Aggie wed a University of Texas coed. To this day, W.M. "Mike" B…

Posted: January 28, 2011

The Gamma Mu Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) at Texas A&M University was named winner of the Outstanding Chapter Award. The chapter will receive the award at an upcoming HKN awards banquet. The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes excellence in college chapters for their activities. The award is…

Posted: January 28, 2011

Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Best Paper Award from Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference 2011 (APBC 2011). Yoon and his graduate student, Mohammad Sahraeian, won the Best Paper Award fo…

Posted: January 28, 2011

Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to serve on the inaugural advisory board of the Center for Energy Initiatives, launched by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Approved by the A…

Posted: January 28, 2011

The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering will host its Annual Student Paper Contest Saturday (Jan. 29) on campus. This year, 410 juniors, seniors and graduate students in petroleum engineering will give technical presentations before panels of industry judges. This in-house event origi…

Posted: January 28, 2011

Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering and the College of Science is hosting more than 100 teachers today (Jan. 28) for the 2011 Teacher Summit, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM program was created to address the growing concern th…

Posted: January 28, 2011

Dr. Arun Majumdar, director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), and Dr. John Kessler, associate professor and chemical oceanographer at Texas A&M University, will be the keynote speakers at "Energy Forum 2011: Energy Security and Sustainability - Global Challenges." The …

Posted: January 27, 2011

Dr. William Schneider, visiting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to present the 2012 Dryden Lectureship in Research for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Dr. William Schneider The Dryden Lectureshi…

Posted: January 21, 2011

For the past two years, Texas A&M computer science and engineering professors Dr. Richard Furuta and Dr. Frank Shipman - and Dr. B. Stephen Carpenter II, associate professor of art education and visual culture - have been part of a team funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division …

Posted: January 20, 2011

It was a big dream for a little boy in the Depression years, a dream his widow never forgot. Now Katherine E. Pritchett has honored that dream and her husband's memory with a million-dollar scholarship program for engineering students at Texas A&M University. O.D. Pritchett grew up near the rur…

Posted: January 20, 2011

Dr. Xin-Lin Gao, a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Gao is an associate professor and joined the mechanical engineering faculty in July 2004. He earned a bachelor's degr…

Posted: January 18, 2011

Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a recipient of the prestigious award, Lutkenhaus will receive $500,000 througho…

Posted: January 14, 2011

A recently released iPhone and iPad application may seem like a challenging word game for most. But to one undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, it's the culmination of a dream. Sophomore Kate Stuckman created Professor Wordin…

Posted: January 14, 2011

The Department of Aerospace Engineering has received a gift from Dr. David Hyland and his wife, Claudia Hyland. The Hylands' recent gift will be used to support research efforts related to space, specifically projects on asteroid exploration and mitigation, as well as support for undergraduate lab …

Posted: January 10, 2011

Studying how bacteria incorporate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own regulatory processes, Dr. Thomas Wood, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is uncovering the secrets of one of nature's most primitive immune systems.   Hi…

Posted: January 7, 2011

One professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was among a group of researchers to have their studies featured in a leading weekly news publication, The Economist. Assistant professor Raffaella Righetti, along with Dr. Mauro Ferrari and Dr. Enni…

Posted: January 5, 2011

Seven Aggie engineering students have been recognized for assisting Rudder High School students during Viva Technology, a program designed to help students excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). VIva Technology is Great Minds in STEM's K-12 Educational Program. The program is de…

Posted: January 4, 2011

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Sharath Girimaji holder of the General Dynamics Professorship in Aerospace Engineering. Girimaji has been a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering for 11 years. Girimaji's research effort has involved in…