Archives for March 2012

Posted: March 30, 2012

Dr. B.D. Russell, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the 2011 Attwood Award from the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRÉ). The Attwood Award is given to an individual who has made notable cont…

Posted: March 30, 2012

Danielle Cummings and Paul Taele, graduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been awarded NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) fellowships for 2012.  Cummings will conduct research in biosensor data visualization via augme…

Posted: March 30, 2012

Aggie engineers Tommie E. Lohman and Lloyd H. Hughes are among the 12 recipients of the Texas A&M University 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students announced the recipients March 28. They are: Donald A. Adam, Class of 1957, of Bryan, Texas; Bo…

Posted: March 30, 2012

Three Texas A&M Engineering faculty members and one staff member are among 24 recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Awards. Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students announced the recipients March 29. Among the honorees are Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi and Dr. Yue Kuo…

Posted: March 30, 2012

It wasn’t easy, but Irene and William Minor (left) managed to send four sons to Texas A&M University over the span of 11 years. Each of the brothers followed in their father’s footsteps as Aggie graduates, earning six of the family’s 10 degrees in civil engineering at Texas A&M.  Now the br…

Posted: March 27, 2012

Ali El-Halwagi, an undergraduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Texas A&M Class Star Award. The university-level honor, which is sponsored by Texas A&M Class Councils, is annually bestowed upon ou…

Posted: March 23, 2012

Dr. Andrew Duggleby and Yuval Doron have been selected to receive the 2012 Knapp Award from the Fluids Engineering Division (FED) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). Duggleby and Doron's paper, "Optical density measurements and analysis for single-mode initial-condition buoy…

Posted: March 23, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Joseph M. Bracci holder of the A.P. and Florence Wiley Professorship II in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Bracci is a professor in the Construction, Geotechnical and Structura…

Posted: March 23, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ralph A. Wurbs holder of the Arthur McFarland Professorship in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Wurbs is a professor in the Water Resources Engineering Division of the civil eng…

Posted: March 23, 2012

Texas A&M University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) was selected the Registered Student Organization of the Year by the Department of Student Activities. The award will be presented on April 1 during the All-University Awards Ceremony that will be held in Rudder Auditorium. EWB…

Posted: March 19, 2012

Wives, take note! A surefire way to surprise your husband at Christmas is to endow a Texas A&M University scholarship in his name. That’s what one enterprising Aggie spouse did, and now the Jeanne and Michael R. Niklasch ’84 Scholarship for chemical engineering students is well on its way to be…

Posted: March 14, 2012

Texas A&M Engineering's graduate program ranked 12th overall  and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, "America's Best Graduate Schools 2013." The ranking is one place higher than in 2011, when the college ranked 13th overall. Individual programs…

Posted: March 9, 2012

As news of the earthquake that devastated Haiti grabbed the world’s attention in 2010, a group of Texas A&M University undergraduate and graduate students received an urgent request for help. They were ready. The group had been meeting every Friday with civil engineering professor Bryan Boulan…

Posted: March 7, 2012

Jill Friese, a freshman in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is one of 20 college students from across the nation to have been named to lead teams of middle and high school students into the virtual InWorld phase of the NASA RealWorld-InWorld (RWIW) Engineering De…

Posted: March 2, 2012

Dr. Paul Schreuders has joined the faculty of the Engineering Design Graphics Program in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution -- thanks to funds acquired through differential tuition. The Engineering Design Graphics Program provides required service courses for all f…

Posted: March 2, 2012

Dr. Dennis O'Neal, associate dean for research and deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has been selected to receive two awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for a paper published in 2011. O'Neal and co-aut…

Posted: March 2, 2012

Dr. Zhilei Chen, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a recipient of the prestigious award, Chen will receiv…

Posted: March 2, 2012

According to recent data provided by the Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) Web of Knowledge, The Analog and Mixed Signal (AMS) Group from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has been listed as one of the top-producing universities worldwide that reported pa…

Posted: March 2, 2012

Adam D. Williams, a 2007 Master’s Program in International Affairs (MPIA) graduate of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, has received the 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Award in the category of the Most Promising Engineer in Government by Black Engineering…