Archives for June 2012

Posted: June 29, 2012

Dr. Robert Balog, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, offered a unique opportunity to a group of high school science teachers from A&M Consolidated High School: a chance to tour the solar installation at the Netum Steed Building on campus. The solar pro…

Posted: June 29, 2012

Brian Downey, a distance learning master's student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, was select­ed to receive the 2012-2013 SPE Star Academic Fellowship for the Eastern North American Region. Downey is a member of SPE's New York and New England Pe­troleum Section, and said he …

Posted: June 29, 2012

Dr. Robert A. Wattenbarger, professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, will receive the 2012 Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering…

Posted: June 29, 2012

John C. Vassberg, a Texas A&M aerospace engineering graduate and Boeing technical fellow, received top honors from the American Institute of Aerodynamics and Astronautics (AIAA) for his achievements in the field of applied aerodynamics. Vassberg, who works for Boeing Research & Technology i…

Posted: June 29, 2012

Esteban Carbajal, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded a 2012 Scholarship in Optics and Photonics by SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. Esteban Carbajal is …

Posted: June 26, 2012

Texas A&M University’s Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) has parlayed a sizeable gift to honor electrical engineering professor Dr. Jo Howze (pictured) with an undergraduate scholarship endowed in his name.  Nearly a decade as the primary advisor to the council, Howze's selfless service to the e…

Posted: June 26, 2012

Cheryl and Michael Taylor of Highland Village, Texas, have gifted a $100,000 scholarship for petroleum engineering students at Texas A&M University. This gift creates the Cheryl and Michael W. Taylor ’74 Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, in the Nelson Scholars Program. T…

Posted: June 26, 2012

Bryan, John and Kay McDaniel have endowed a scholarship in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University. The McDaniel children have established theWilliam Bryan McDaniel, Jr. ’47 and Frances Thomas McDaniel Memorial Scholarship in honor of their parents.  “We wish to thank the McDaniels for …

Posted: June 22, 2012

As the capability to send messages over the internet with absolute secrecy continues to be a problem, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has discovered a classical technique that appears to be the answer everyone has been searching for. …

Posted: June 22, 2012

Poster winners and symposium chairs, left to right: Dr. Ken Meissner, Liang Lim, Sarah Ritter, Jennifer Burnett, Cory Olsovsky, Ricky Hennessy, Andrew Van and Dr. Kristen Maitland   The department of Biomedical Engineering hosted the inaugural BioMedOpTex Symposium and student workshop at Texas …

Posted: June 22, 2012

A safe, drinkable water project developed at Texas A&M University and applicable for use by people in poor regions of America and around the world will be featured at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., beginning June 27. The festival is part of the national observance…

Posted: June 20, 2012

Keeping up their winning tradition, two teams of Texas A&M University students won first and second place awards at the National Design and Manufacturing Competition held in San Antonio in June. Aggies won third place in 2010, and first and third place in the 2011 contest, which is co-organized…

Posted: June 20, 2012

Beverly and John F. Landgraf of Odessa, Texas, will gift one or more scholarships for high-performing, full-time civil engineering students at Texas A&M University. Their $40,000 gift creates the Beverly and John F. Landgraf ’73 Scholarship in civil engineering, funded through the Texas A&M…

Posted: June 20, 2012

Ramona (Smith) Hovey of Austin recently gifted a $25,000 petroleum engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. This gift will be funded through the Texas A&M Foundation to create the Scott and Ramona K. Hovey ’89 Scholarship. The scholarship will target United States, out-of-state unde…

Posted: June 18, 2012

Texas A&M University aerospace engineering senior Emily Boster has been named a 2012 recipient of a $10,000 national award by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). This award is given to 28 of the brightest and most promising students across the country with interests in science or engine…

Posted: June 18, 2012

Andrea Hersey, a master's student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Star Academic Fellowship for the Gulf Coast Region. Hersey will receive $10,000 annually for up to four years or until she com…

Posted: June 18, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Robin Autenrieth senior associate dean for academic affairs. Autenrieth held the position of associate dean for academic affairs since October 2011. She served as associate dean for graduate programs since 2008. Unde…

Posted: June 18, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean ofengineering, has appointed Dr. Scott L. Miller associate dean for graduate programs effective July 1. Miller is holder of the Debbie and Dennis Segers '75 Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In his new role,  Mil…

Posted: June 18, 2012

LNV Inc. has endowed a scholarship for civil engineering students at Texas A&M University. The Leyendecker, Naiser and Viera Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, was made possible by a lead gift of $25,000. This scholarship is intended for at least one freshman or sophomore…

Posted: June 15, 2012

Dr. Costas N. Georghiades, head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) Service Award for 2012. This award recogniz…

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