Archives for August 09, 2012

Posted: August 9, 2012

Biomedical Engineering graduate student Tony Akl (pictured on the right) and recent Ph.D. graduate Ryan Shelton won Outstanding Poster Awards at the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Biology July 26. Started in 1965, the conference is one of the premier scientific meetings fo…

Posted: August 9, 2012

Dr. Hamid Toliyat, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer. The Distinguished Lecturer Program provides a m…

Posted: August 9, 2012

Dr. Srinivas Shakkottai, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Shakkottai received his CAREER award for his pr…

Posted: August 9, 2012

Low Earth Orbit is overcluttered with rogue objects and collision shrapnel that are a constant threat to spacecraft. Experts say that a traditional satellite mission to go capture each object is not efficient enough to make an appreciable difference due to the high cost of orbit transfers. Many alt…

Posted: August 9, 2012

Edwin R. Daniels ’48 of Dallas has pledged to endow a prestigious faculty position at Texas A&M University in honor of his grandson. The $500,000 pledge gift, to be funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will establish the Eric D. Rubin ’06 Endowed Professorship in Electrical and Computer…

Posted: August 9, 2012

Rudy and Susanne Dismuke of Houston have endowed a $60,000 memorial scholarship in chemical engineering at Texas A&M University.  This funds will establish The Chieko T. Dismuke Memorial Scholarship, which will be funded through the Texas A&M Foundation. The recipient of this scholarship wi…

Posted: August 9, 2012

Aggies have stepped up to endow a department head chair at Texas A&M University. The chair honors the service of an outstanding leader in petroleum engineering, Dr. Stephen A. Holditch, who recently stepped down as head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering after eight years o…