Archives for July 2012

Posted: July 27, 2012

A group of Aggies works at one of the leading private space companies in the world, Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX. The company builds, tests, and launches rockets and capsules to further scientific research in space and space exploration. A SpaceX ship recently docked with the Internati…

Posted: July 27, 2012

More than 230 engineers from 28 countries recently met in San Francisco to discuss the latest technologies and future practice of high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission of electric power in an event organized by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M Universi…

Posted: July 27, 2012

With the constant danger of biothreat agents in the environment, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded a grant to a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University to combat these agents with an innovative process. Dr. Arum Han (pictur…

Posted: July 20, 2012

Dr. Joe Fowler of Houston, along with family and friends, has gifted an undergraduate scholarship for mechanical engineering students at Texas A&M University. Their $25,000 gift establishes the William T. (Tom) Asbill ’66 Memorial Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation. The sc…

Posted: July 20, 2012

Texas A&M Engineering is partnering with the country of Brazil in the Science Without Borders program, a large-scale scholarship program that is primarily funded by the Brazilian government. The program seeks to strengthen and expand the initiatives of science and technology, innovation and com…

Posted: July 20, 2012

The Texas A&M Formula SAE team finished fifth at the 2012 Formula SAE Lincoln Student Design competition that was held recently at the Lincoln Air Park in Lincoln, Neb. There were a total of 80 entries from seven different countries competing in the event, with the team from the University of K…

Posted: July 20, 2012

The Dwight Look College of Engineering is hosting a five-week rigorous program called LEEP (Learning to Excel in Engineering through Preparation) for 31 incoming freshman engineering students. LEEP is a summer bridge program designed to prepare incoming engineering students and increase the academi…

Posted: July 20, 2012

A beryllium oxide (BeO) nuclear fuels research collaboration between Texas A&M University, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Purdue University and IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. has been selected to receive the Significant Contribution Award from the Materials Science and Technology Di…

Posted: July 19, 2012

Dr. Benjamin Wilhite, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named to the editorial advisory board of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC Res.).  He will serve a three-year term on the board, helping obt…

Posted: July 19, 2012

The dog days of summer can quickly transform a car’s interior into an oven, but imagine an automobile with high-tech windows that block out the heat, keeping its interior cool to the touch. Such a product might be a step closer to reality thanks to research by Jodie Lutkenhaus, a chemical engineer…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Dr. Walter Buchanan, head of the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, assumed the presidency of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) June 13 at the conclusion of the society's annual conference."ASEE has a long past to be prou…

Posted: July 13, 2012

NASA’s Space Technology Program has selected 14 proposals on commercial reusable suborbital launch vehicles for development and demonstration. Each idea was innovative in its own way, and one of these 14 proposals, "Demonstration of Variable Radiator,” was that of Dr. Richard “Cable” Kurwitz, lectur…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Researchers in the Sketch Recognition Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will be honored at the 24th Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) in Toronto July 22-26. The researchers received the IAAI Innovation Award f…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Dr. Laszlo Kish, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was elected to receive the honorary doctorate title from the University of Szeged in Hungary. Kish will have the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa” conferred upon him during a November cere…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Dr. Rodney Bowersox, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. Simon North from the Department of Chemistry have been awarded a grant from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). The award is a 12-month grant for $682,070 for their research, “Two-Plane V…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Dr. Randy Hoff of Dallas will endow a $25,000 industrial engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. This generous gift will create theTrecie A. '96 and Dr. Randy D. Hoff '97 Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, funded through the Texas A&M Found…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Nelda Cooper of Southlake, Texas, has gifted a $100,000 engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. Cooper has used an IRA transfer for this scholarship gift, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, to create the Joe L. and Nelda L. Cooper Scholarship in Engineering II in the Dwight L…

Posted: July 6, 2012

Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna (Texas A&M Department of Computer Science and Engineering, pictured), Dr. Beena Ahmed (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M at Qatar), and Dr. Eva Shipp (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the  Texas A&M Health Science Ce…

Posted: July 6, 2012

Dr. Thomas A. Blasingame, professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Robert L. Whiting Professorship, has been selected to receive the Anthony F. Lucas Technical Leadership Gold Medal from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  The Lucas Medal is the hig…

Posted: July 6, 2012

Dr. Jerome Schubert, associate professor and the Larry A. Cress '76 Faculty Fellow in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Schubert earned B.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from…

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