Archives for April 2011

Posted: April 29, 2011

Michael and Elizabeth Walzel of Houston will endow a scholarship for chemical engineering freshmen at Texas A&M University. "Attracting and retaining outstanding freshmen is a top priority for our department, together with helping to alleviate the high cost of a university education for our stu…

Posted: April 28, 2011

Dr. Dimitris C. Lagoudas, the John and Bea Slattery Chair and head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has received the Texas A&M University Presidential Award of Excellence for Faculty Service to International Students. The award recognizes a faculty member who has made extraordinary e…

Posted: April 28, 2011

Dr. Dallas N. Little, Regents Professor and the E.B. Snead Chair of Transportation and Civil Engineering in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).Little is a professor in the …

Posted: April 28, 2011

Dr. Duncan M. "Hank" Walker has been appointed head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.Walker's appointment is effective June 1.Walker joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty in 1993 as an associate professor. He was previously an engineer for Hugh…

Posted: April 28, 2011

Texas A&M University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Karan Watson has been named president-elect of ABET, the world leader in higher education accreditation for applied science, computing, engineering, and technology programs. She was elected by the ABET board of direc…

Posted: April 28, 2011

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering junior Ivan Hernandez has been awarded a Microsoft scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year. Microsoft's scholarship qualifies Hernandez to receive $3,000 in tuition coverage. He not only received the scholarship but also was offered an internshi…

Posted: April 28, 2011

Two students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have received the prestigious Gulf Coast Power Association Scholarship.Richard H. Douglin and Tania Oritseweyinmi Okotie received their awards during a ceremony earlier this month. Both students are in …

Posted: April 27, 2011

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has appointed Dr. Dennis O'Neal associate dean for research and interim deputy director of TEES.O'Neal's appointment is effective May 1.  O'Neal, the Holdredge-Paul Profess…

Posted: April 27, 2011

Dr. Miladin Radovic, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF established the CAREER program to support junior…

Posted: April 27, 2011

The countdown is on for Texas A&M's Formula SAE team. The team of more than 30 engineering students will compete in the 2011 International Formula Hybrid Competition May 1-4 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Louden, N.H. Formula Hybrid challenges college and university students to desig…

Posted: April 25, 2011

Call them the Jason Bournes of the bacteria world. Going "off the grid," like rogue secret agents, some bacteria avoid antibiotic treatments by essentially shutting down and hiding until it's safe to come out again, says Thomas Wood, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineerin…

Posted: April 25, 2011

Two prominent scientists - one, an evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist who won the 2010 Templeton Prize, and the other, a distinguished physical scientist and "five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize" - will visit the Texas A&M University campus next week to present their views of fait…

Posted: April 22, 2011

Matthew Johnson, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the National Excellence Fellowship (NEF) award. Johnson received a Level 1 NEF award, which will provide $40,000 annually for four years. The fellowship award …

Posted: April 21, 2011

A team of research and industry experts with four state-of-the-art small underwater vehicles from the United States-based Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) are working with the Japanese-based International Rescue Systems Institute (IRS) to inspect damaged bridges, docks, and pipel…

Posted: April 15, 2011

A $15 million gift from the Craig and Galen Brown Foundation of Houston aims to make Texas A&M University even more attractive to incoming freshmen of the highest academic caliber. "The generosity of Craig Brown and the Brown Foundation extends throughout the Texas A&M University campus and…

Posted: April 15, 2011

Department of Computer Science and Engineering graduate student Timothy Mann was recently chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program (NSF EAPSI), and the Association of the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Consortium (AAA…

Posted: April 15, 2011

Texas A&M took second place in the Sixth National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) in San Antonio in April. Texas A&M secured its place in the national contest after winning the Southwestern Regional CCDC in March. Texas A&M team members were Mark Browning (captain), William…

Posted: April 15, 2011

Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have announced that petroleum engineering former student John E. Bethancourt is among the recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Chosen for the 2011 honor were Clifton J. "Clif" Bolner, Class of 1949, of San Antonio;…

Posted: April 15, 2011

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering honored former student Lawrence Bobo '58 at the department's annual awards banquet at the College Station Hilton on April 7.Bobo (pictured left with Department Head Brett Peters) is the owner of Powder Metallurgy, a parts manufacturing company he …

Posted: April 15, 2011

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University has honored two former students with the 2011 Outstanding Alumni Honor Awards.Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, presented the awards to Timothy A. Leach '82 (at right in photo) and S. Shariq Yosufzai '74…

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