Archives for May 2012

Posted: May 31, 2012

Dr. John Hurtado, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the 2012 Freshman Convocation Aug. 26 in Reed Arena. Freshman Convocation is a relatively new tradition at Texas A&M, wherein the university officially welcomes the inc…

Posted: May 25, 2012

Dr. Sila Çetinkaya, professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). This prestigious award is bestowed on outstanding leaders in the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions t…

Posted: May 25, 2012

A new motor has been installed in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel, replacing a 900RPM, 1,000-horsepower synchronous motor from Allis-Chalmers that was surplused by the U.S. Navy back in World War II. The old motor was in service at the Low Speed Wind Tunnel for 70 years. The new motor is a …

Posted: May 25, 2012

A new initiative aims to build a grand tree of life that brings together everything scientists know about how all living things are related, from the tiniest bacteria to the tallest tree. Dr. Tiffani Williams (pictured), associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at T…

Posted: May 25, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Michael J. King holder of the LeSeur Chair in Reservoir Management. King joined the Texas A&M University faculty in 2009 as a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. His career started …

Posted: May 25, 2012

Mechanical Engineering graduate student Sukbae Joo won the gold metal at the annual meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers in St. Louis, Mo. The conference is an international meeting of the society, and students from around the world participated in the research poster co…

Posted: May 23, 2012

Nancy and Brock Nelson ’90 of Wichita, Kansas, have endowed their fourth and fifth scholarships of $30,000 each for the C.D. Holland Scholars Program in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. The Nancy M. and Brock D. Nelson Scholarship IV and V in Chemical Engineering will be funde…

Posted: May 23, 2012

Leverage from a charitable gift annuity is the vehicle Mopsie and Bob Thornborrow of Pearland, Texas, have chosen to help provide an education for ongoing generations of electrical and computer engineering students at Texas A&M University. The couple’s annuity, initially valued at $50,000, is a…

Posted: May 22, 2012

Ada L. Lovingfoss and her son, Donald P. Lovingfoss, will endow a four-year scholarship for top-performing petroleum engineering students in the Von Gonten Scholars Program at Texas A&M University. The Lovingfoss Family Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering honors the memory of Warren J. Lovingf…

Posted: May 18, 2012

Select students from the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized as distinguished members of their Spring 2012 graduating class. At a reception honoring the department's spring graduates, Chibueze Amanchukwu was named recipient of the depar…

Posted: May 18, 2012

Several graduating students were recognized during the Pe­troleum Engineering Awards Ceremony held in the Richard­son Building May 11.The cum laude graduates (grade average 3.50-3.699) were Dmitry Andreev, Crystal Baker, Marco Barbato, Kimberley Berkebile, James Bland, Kendall Brown, Cole Chavey, Gu…

Posted: May 18, 2012

Gregory A. Bird '82, president and owner of Jetta Operating Company Inc. in Fort Worth, has endowed a $120,000 scholarship for petroleum engineering students at Texas A&M University. His gift creates the Gregory A. Bird ’82 Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, in the Von Go…

Posted: May 18, 2012

The 2011 Petroleum Engineering Industry Board has gifted a $60,000 scholarship for petroleum engineering students at Texas A&M University. This gift creates the 2011 Petroleum Engineering Industry Board Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, in the Nelson Scholars Program. Th…

Posted: May 18, 2012

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced recently that Texas A&M University was one of three Texas universities that were awarded a total of $5.1 million in graduate fellowships and research grants to train and educate the next generation of leaders in America’s nuclear industry. The awards und…

Posted: May 14, 2012

Juan Manuel Lamparero '87, founding partner and CEO of Industrial Solutions Technology of Mexico, was named an outstanding former student of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the department's honors and awards banquet in April.Lamparero's company delivers information technology…

Posted: May 14, 2012

Juan Manuel Lamparero ’87, founding partner and CEO of Industrial Solutions Technology of Mexico, was named an outstanding former student of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the department’s honors and awards banquet in April. Lamparero's company delivers information technolo…

Posted: May 11, 2012

The Conference for Protective Relay Engineers has just completed its 65th annual meeting at Texas A&M University, a significant achievement for the electric utility industry. The latest control and protection technology for the electric utility industry is presented annually at the relay confer…

Posted: May 11, 2012

Dr. Narasimha Reddy, the J.W. Runyon, Jr. '35 Professor I in the Department of Electricaland Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, had his research featured in ACM magazine, Communications of the ACM. A botnet, or robot network, is a term used to describe a collection of computers that …

Posted: May 11, 2012

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host the inaugural BioMedOpTex Symposium at Texas A&M University May 23-25. The three-day symposium -- sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and SPIE, the international society for opt…

Posted: May 11, 2012

The student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) recently announced the Faculty and Staff of the Year Awards. Recognized during the annual Picnic with the Profs May 2, BMES officers honored Dr. Kenith Meissner with the faculty award and Andy Deuel as the staff award recipient. Sele…

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