Archives for 2011

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…

Posted: April 12, 2011

Carl Laird, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the prestigious Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. Laird will receive the international award along with colleague Andreas Waechter of the IBM Thoma…

Posted: April 12, 2011

Dr. Heng Zhang, a former Ph.D. student of Professor Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the Prestigious 2010 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.This award was established to encourage research excellence and to…

Posted: April 11, 2011

Four graduate students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering have been recognized by the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students for Receiving the 2011 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research were Nicholas Denissen,…

Posted: April 8, 2011

This past week in Madrid, Spain, the next iteration of the C++ programming language, C++11, passed review by the technical standards committee. Barring unforeseen delays the official standard will be approved in the fall. Texas A&M Distinguished Professor and College of Engineering Endowed Cha…

Posted: April 8, 2011

Mohammad Asad Rehman Chaudhry, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Texas A&M University Class Star Award in Academics for 2011. The award was presented by Lt. Gen Joe Weber, U.S. Marine Corps (retired) and Texas…

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