Archives for October 2011

Posted: October 28, 2011

Ph.D. students Danielle Cummings and Chinwe Ekenna from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering were awarded GHC Google Women of Color Scholarships to attend the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing conference, which will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Por…

Posted: October 27, 2011

Dr. N.K. Anand, acting vice chancellor and interim dean for engineering, has appointed Dr. Robin Autenrieth associate dean for academic affairs. She has held the interim position since September after the retirement of Dr. Jo Howze, who previously held the position. Autenrieth has served as asso…

Posted: October 27, 2011

MSNBC's Future of Technology featured Texas A&M Engineering's rescue robotics work as well as a unique training facility that is part of Texas A&M Engineering. Dr. Robin Murphy, a pioneer in the field of rescue robotics, has been working on developing technology -- including underwater robo…

Posted: October 21, 2011

The Texas A&M University chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was recognized with three awards at the society's annual conference in Chicago. The chapter received the 2011 Outstanding Collegiate Section Gold, 2011 Outreach Event Series Award and 2011 Membership Recruitment Award. A g…

Posted: October 21, 2011

Dr. John L. Junkins, distinguished professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M, has been named interim director of the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS). Junkins was selected from a list of several individuals nominated by members of the TIAS Adm…

Posted: October 21, 2011

Jessica Gonzales, graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a GHC Google Women of Color Scholarship to attend the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing. This scholarship is highly competitive, and Gonzales was one of a handful of …

Posted: October 21, 2011

The Material Advantage student chapter at Texas A&M University hosted this year’s student night event of the ASM International Houston chapter Oct. 4 in the lobby of the Interdisciplinary Life Science Building on campus. (Pictured: Mechanical engineering graduate student Xiayun Huang discusses h…

Posted: October 20, 2011

Researchers and responders from The Texas A&M University System have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a visual “common ground” between operators and responders who use micro and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for search and rescue. Following principle…

Posted: October 20, 2011

Former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton, who served as vice chairman on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, known as the 9/11 Commission, is scheduled to speak about energy-related issues and the protection of the nation’s chemical infrastructure Tuesday, Oct. 25 as part …

Posted: October 14, 2011

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored eight students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet at Miramont Country Club in Bryan. Seniors Chibueze Amanchukwu, Oscar Carrasco-Zevallos, Diganto Choudhury, Haley Helweg, Nate Me…

Posted: October 14, 2011

Dr. B. Don Russell, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded the 2011 Attwood Associate Award by U. S. National Committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). The award was presented at the CIGRE annual meeting in D…

Posted: October 13, 2011

A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was among 14 Principal Investigators whose research teams received a total of $156 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for their “cutting-edge resear…

Posted: October 7, 2011

Ramy Ahmed, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Paper/Presentation award at the 2011 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technon Conference. Ahmed and advisor Dr. Sebastian Hoyos won for their paper, "A 384-MHz Con…

Posted: October 6, 2011

Andres Mejia, Serdar Ozturk, Rafael Callejas Tovar and James Winkler, graduate students in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been named recipients of department fellowships. Mejia, who is advised by Associate Professor Zhengdong Cheng, has been …

Posted: October 3, 2011

Leo D. Durbin, professor emeritus in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Education Award by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Durbin is receiving the prestigious award for his outstanding co…