Archives for September 2012

Posted: September 28, 2012

Dr. Kristi Shryock, a senior lecturer, assistant department head, and director of undergraduate programs in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, Dr. Arun Srinivasa, a professor in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Jeffrey Froyd, a Texas A&M Engineering Exp…

Posted: September 28, 2012

Mary Beth Browning, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is one of 85 women doctoral candidates from across the United States and Canada to receive a 2012-2013 Philanthropic Educational Organization International Scholar Award. She was given the …

Posted: September 28, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Peter Valko holder of the Robert Whiting Chair in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. Valko came to Texas A&M in 1993 as a visiting associate professor and visiting research scientist. In 2001 h…

Posted: September 27, 2012

Dr. Weiping Shi, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, used his entrepreneurial skills to enhance the education of students in the department. Shi created a new course, Computer Engineering Entrepreneurship, which teaches students how to s…

Posted: September 27, 2012

Three professors from Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering were selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s fourth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. The symposium, which includes 72 of the nation’s most innovative, young engineering educ…

Posted: September 27, 2012

Michelle Mumme, a senior engineering student at the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, returned to classes this fall with a better understanding of professional engineering after a 12-week internship at Greeley and Hansen, a leading firm specializing in practical enginee…

Posted: September 27, 2012

Kelly L. and William D. “Bill” Von Gonten Jr. of Houston have endowed a full-ride scholarship for Texas A&M University students in petroleum engineering. Full-ride scholarships of this type are rare at Texas A&M. Kelly and Bill Von Gonten Jr. '87 gave $500,000 to endow a full-ride scholar…

Posted: September 21, 2012

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) have been selected to participate in a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program administered by the National Aeronautical and Space Admin…

Posted: September 21, 2012

Dr. Zoya Heidari, assistant professor and Chevron Corporation Faculty Fellow in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, is one of six recipients of the prestigious 2012 Petroleum Engineer Junior Faculty Research Initiation Award from the Society of Petroleum…

Posted: September 21, 2012

Omar Urquidez (right), graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a Best Paper Award at the 2012 North American Power Symposium (NAPS) in Champaign, Illinois. Urquidez won second prize for his paper and presentation, “Targeted Con…

Posted: September 21, 2012

Standing in front of a small crowd of family, friends and colleagues, Scott Savage's father, Thomas Don Savage, teared up as he thanked the many people who made the opening of the Scott Savage ’05 Real Time Systems Laboratory possible. The lab took two years to build and after the ribbon-cutting ce…

Posted: September 21, 2012

Arthur Pazdan, who earned a master's degree in engineering systems management from Texas A&M University, has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 for 2012 by Mass Transit magazine. Pazdan, along with 39 other individuals, will be showcased for their industry contributions and for a job…

Posted: September 21, 2012

An Atlas-5 carrying a classified spacecraft and 11 other small satellites, including several satellites supported by Texas A&M University's AggieSat Lab, was successfully launched out of Vandenberg Air Force Base Sept. 13. Four of these other satellites are flying through NASA's Educational Lau…

Posted: September 14, 2012

Dr. Jaime Grunlan (left), an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received the L.E. Scriven Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Coating Science and Technology (ISCST). The award was presented at the 16th International Coating Science and Techno…

Posted: September 14, 2012

Pictured, left to right: Research team members Dr. Diego Donzis, Dr. Rodney Bowersox, Dr. Simon North and Dr. William Hase   A research team led by Dr. Diego Donzis, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded $2.2 million by the Air Force Office of Scient…

Posted: September 14, 2012

Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country's undergraduate universities and programs. The Dwight Look College of Engineering is tied for 16th place overal…

Posted: September 7, 2012

Texas A&M's Student Engineers' Council (SEC) will hold its Annual Engineering Career Fair Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 11-12) at Reed Arena. The SEC Career Fair is the premier recruiting event for the Dwight Look College of Engineering and is planned, organized and staffed by the SEC. The caree…

Posted: September 7, 2012

Dr. Jaime Grunlan's research into fire-resistant materials is featured in the September 2012 issue of Smithsonian magazine. The article, "How Biomimicry is Inspiring Human Innovation," highlights Grunlan's development of a thin polymer coating that keeps cotton clothing and polyurethane-foam-based …

Posted: September 7, 2012

Faculty and students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering and researchers in the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) participated in the Sixth International Nonproliferation Summer School, "Nuclear Technologies: Nonproliferation, Disarmament, and Peaceful Use of Nuclea…

Posted: September 7, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Wei Zhan the Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow in Engineering Technology in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Zhan is an associate professor in the Department of Engineeri…

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