Archives for May 2011

Posted: May 12, 2011

Texas A&M University's Interface Ecology Lab is exhibiting ZeroTouch, a unique optical multi-finger sensing technology, in the ACM CHI 2011 Conference. ZeroTouch allows for zero-force, zero-thickness, completely transparent multi-touch sensing. Unique characteristics enable trivial display integ…

Posted: May 12, 2011

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University has honored Tom Cogan as the second recipient of the department's Distinguished Alumnus Award. Cogan was selected for his significant and lasting contributions to the aerospace engineering profession, the commercial aviation industr…

Posted: May 12, 2011

Assistant Professor Scott Schaefer and Ph.D. student Josiah Manson won the Best Paper Award at Eurographics 2011. Eurographics is the top computer graphics conference in Europe, and is highly selective and competitive, with only 17 percent of papers being accepted. Furthermore, Eurographics is the …

Posted: May 11, 2011

Lee Ann and J. Stephen Rottler of Albuquerque, N.M., will endow a scholarship for nuclear engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University. The couple's gift of $50,000, to be received by the Texas A&M Foundation, honors their parents with the naming of the Jerry and Deanna Rottler and Er…

Posted: May 9, 2011

Will Sames, senior nuclear engineering student, has been elected the student director of the American Nuclear Society's Board of Directors. As student director, Sames will represent students members from across the nation, acting as their voice on the committee."I am excited to represent the studen…

Posted: May 7, 2011

Dr. Abu Al-Rub, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2011 Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education's Mechanics …

Posted: May 6, 2011

Texas A&M Engineering recognized more than 40 faculty members with awards for teaching, research and service at an awards banquet May 4. Before the awards were announced, four administrators in the Dwight Look College of Engineering who are stepping down were honored for their service: Dr. J…

Posted: May 6, 2011

Dr.  Jinxiang Chai, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has received a 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his research in motion capture and computer animation. The NSF awards the prestigious CAREER grants to outstanding junior faculty …

Posted: May 6, 2011

Dr. Brian E. Applegate, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).NSF established the CAREER program to support junior faculty wi…

Posted: May 6, 2011

A team of more than 30 Aggies won the 2011 International Formula Hybrid Competition May 1-4 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Louden, N.H. The Aggies were also recognized by GM with one of three Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Awards. The team won the Autocross event and was the first team to c…

Posted: May 5, 2011

Luciana Barroso loves her job. She loves research and learning new things, but she says, "What really makes me light up is working with students to help them find their passion." Barroso has definitely found hers. Although one of her undergraduate degrees is in architecture, she discovered after …

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