Archives for November 2011

Posted: November 21, 2011

A powerful topical preventative for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, could soon be in the works thanks to a newly discovered molecular compound that research at Texas A&M University and the Scripps Research Institute shows dissolves the virus on contact. The ability of the synthetic compound …

Posted: November 18, 2011

Dr. Tiffani Williams, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2011 Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award at the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Nov. 11. Williams earned her B.S. in computer science from Ma…

Posted: November 18, 2011

Stephen McConnell, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the inaugural Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative Award.Pictured: McConnell, right, with Dr. Mlade…

Posted: November 18, 2011

Dr. Jiang Hu, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Paper Award at the 2011 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). ICCAD is a premier and one of the most selective conferences devoted to technical …

Posted: November 18, 2011

Researchers from Texas A&M University, Rice University and Halmstad University in Sweden are collaborating to develop a new generation of design software that can accurately predict the physical behavior of robots prior to prototyping. "One of our goals is to find a way to do virtual testing so…

Posted: November 18, 2011

Three student teams of freshman engineering students from the Engineering Living Learning Community (ELLC) presented Nov. 14 at the Design Challenge Showcase hosted by the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) and NASA Johnson Space Center. The Design Challenge teams included teams from Rice Universi…

Posted: November 15, 2011

When Dr. Larry Piper retired from Texas A&M University after three decades as a petroleum engineering educator, Terry Rathert of Magnolia decided on the perfect farewell gift—a four-year scholarship for top freshmen—to honor the outgoing teacher and mentor. Piper learned about the surprise trib…

Posted: November 11, 2011

Texas A&M University's Maroon Team took second place in the 2011 ACM ICPC South Central USA Regional Programming Contest, aka the Battle of the Brains, Oct. 29 at Baylor University. The competition consisted of 60 teams from universities in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, all vying for a spot to…

Posted: November 11, 2011

AggiE-Vet, a program that helps veterans become engineers once they've left the military, will celebrate Veterans Day today (Nov. 11) with a luncheon for program participants. Given Texas A&M's history as a military-friendly institution, AggiE-Vet (Enhancing Veterans' Success in Engineering at …

Posted: November 11, 2011

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University inaugurated an open access computer laboratory for undergraduate students as part of its allocated differential tuition Funds. Dr. N.K. Anand, interim dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, and Dr. Costas N. …

Posted: November 10, 2011

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Nov. 4 at the 7th Annual "Aggie 100" program, sponsored by the Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University. The "Aggie 100" focuses on growth as an indicator …

Posted: November 10, 2011

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, will be presented the 2011 IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Standards Education Award during a Dec. 4 IEEE EAB/SA Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Hyatt …

Posted: November 10, 2011

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has announced that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that addr…

Posted: November 4, 2011

A start-up company led by a Texas A&M University faculty member and located at Texas A&M has received a prize for innovation from the Houston Technology Center, Texas’ largest technology incubator and accelerator. Shape Memory Therapeutics Inc. -- led by Dr. Duncan Maitland, associate profe…

Posted: November 4, 2011

Dr. Zixiang Xiong,a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a top ten percent paper award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Workshop. Xiong, Ph.D. student Yifu Zhang and pos…

Posted: November 4, 2011

Aggie astronaut Mike Fossum, a 1980 mechanical engineering graduate, spoke to a standing-room only crowd of Texas A&M engineering and physics students from the International Space Station during a live chat on the campus Oct. 28. Fossum, who was proudly wearing his Aggie Ring and an Aggie T-s…

Posted: November 4, 2011

Dr. Scott Miller has been appointed to the Debbie and Dennis Segers '75 Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. Miller, a professor and director of graduate studies in the department, received the appointment in recognition of his excellen…

Posted: November 1, 2011

Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, is the author of a newly published textbook on process engineering,Sustainable Design through Process Integration. The book covers the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process inte…