Archives for May 2011

Posted: May 26, 2011

Ray A. Rothrock '77 was named the first Distinguished Former Student of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at its annual banquet April 28.Rothrock (left with Department Head Raymond Juzaitis) also delivered the keynote address as part of the department's Nuclear Technology and Society Invited Spe…

Posted: May 26, 2011

William Richardson, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF) Graduate Student Scholarship. Richardson was selected to represent the Dwight Look College of Engineering based on his impressive academic …

Posted: May 26, 2011

Dr. Phillip Hemmer, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has had his research featured in several research publications. The coverage stems from a study published May 19 in theInstitute of Physics and the German Physical Society'sNew Jour…

Posted: May 24, 2011

Juergen Hahn, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named to the policy committee of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). IFAC, founded in 1957, is a multinational federation of National Member Organizations (NMOs), each one repr…

Posted: May 23, 2011

Rayford G. Anthony, Perry Schwierzke and James Turner each has been honored with the title of distinguished alumnus by the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The three Texas A&M chemical engineering graduates are the newest members of the department…

Posted: May 20, 2011

Dr. Jerald Caton has been appointed interim head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Caton, the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Professor, joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty as an assistant professor in 1979. From 1987 to 1988 and 1993 to 1994, during two sab…

Posted: May 20, 2011

Texas A&M computer science and engineering professor Dr. Robin Murphy will brief the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Va., Tuesday (May 24) about recent experiences inspecting port areas as well as searching for bodies trapped in flotsam or under submerged rubble following the dev…

Posted: May 19, 2011

The legacy of civil engineer Marina Q. Smith will continue to shine through a Texas A&M University graduate fellowship honoring her memory. The Marina Q. Smith '90 Memorial Fellowship in Pipeline Research, endowed through the Texas A&M Foundation, benefits civil, chemical, mechanical or pet…

Posted: May 19, 2011

Dr. Shankar Bhattacharyya has been named a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) in acknowledgement of his "outstanding and extraordinary contributions'' in the fields of science and control. Bhattacharyya, the Robert M. Kennedy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engi…

Posted: May 19, 2011

Texas A&M University's student chapter of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) was named Organization of the Year for 2010 by Texas A&M University. The chapter triumphed over more than 700 organizations to receive this honor.The chapter is being recognized…

Posted: May 19, 2011

At Texas A&M University Paul and Judy Andrews wear the mantle reserved for champions of industrial distribution. The TTI Inc. CEO and his wife have generously supported faculty and students in the program for almost two decades. Now the Fort Worth couple has announced a $300,000 contribution to…

Posted: May 19, 2011

Professors Beena Ahmed, Texas A&M University at Qatar Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna (pictured), Texas A&M University Department of Computer Science and Engineering; and Kirrie Ballard from the University of Sydney have received a three-year award …

Posted: May 19, 2011

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University has the unique opportunity to receive a donation of the fully operational NASA space shuttle flight simulator at the conclusion of the last shuttle mission later this year.The shuttle simulator has trained 355 astronauts for 135 miss…

Posted: May 19, 2011

Building a Future, a video by Andrew (Drew) Paton, senior industrial distribution major, has been nominated for the national GoAbroad Innovation Award for Student Videos. Paton's film captures the moving experience he and fellow Aggie Men's Club members had during a Spring 2011 volunteer program wi…

Posted: May 19, 2011

Dr. Raymond Juzaitis, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to the Nuclear Energy Institute's (NEI) board of directors. He was one of seven new members and three re-elected members of the board. The election was held inconjunction with NEI's ann…

Posted: May 17, 2011

Texas A&M University will play host to the 2011 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21. The competition, which will be held at Reed Arena, is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and will feature 550 participants from 48 …

Posted: May 16, 2011

A process safety expert will endow a scholarship for chemical engineering students at Texas A&M University. The Dr. Ray A. Mentzer Scholarship, to be established with a $30,000 contribution through the Texas A&M Foundation, will be awarded to students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade poi…

Posted: May 16, 2011

The Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), a research agency within The Texas A&M University System, announced today that it has joined the EDGE® Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enha…

Posted: May 12, 2011

Dr. Stephen A. Holditch, Noble Chair and head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to a group of environmental, industry and state regulatory experts to recommend best practices for safe, responsible development of the nation's onsho…

Posted: May 12, 2011

Dr. Walter Buchanan, department head and J.R. Thompson Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, has been named president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).Buchanan will serve as president…

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