Archives for October 2012

Posted: October 29, 2012

The student computer lab in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has been recently modified to promote teaming and collaboration. Differential tuition funds have provided for two Media:Scape work stations which will encourage students to work together and share ideas. Each station h…

Posted: October 29, 2012

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Oct. 26 at the 8th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indicato…

Posted: October 19, 2012

The 2012 Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium will be Oct. 23-25 at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in College Station. This symposium will mark the 15th in a series of successful symposia and also celebrates the 90th birthday of Dr. Trevor Kletz in recognition of …

Posted: October 19, 2012

L.S. “Pat” Brown ’54 of Comfort, Texas, has fond memories of his days as a civil engineering undergraduate at Texas A&M University.  He remembers the campus excitement when G. Rollie White Coliseum was completed and community uproar when a coffee doubled in price from a nickel to a dime for a c…

Posted: October 19, 2012

A single mom and program coordinator in the Department of Nuclear Engineering proves you don't have to be a millionaire to give back to Texas A&M. Marna Billiter, a program coordinator in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, is proving that you don't have to be a millionaire to give back to s…

Posted: October 19, 2012

Dr. César Malavé, Mike and Sugar Barnes Department Head Chair in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was among four Texas A&M University faculty members with academic leadership roles named as 2012-13 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows.  Malavé, head of the De…

Posted: October 19, 2012

From left to right, Andres Mejia, Mary Beth Browning, Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, and Nick Brennan   Three graduate students were honored with the inaugural Dwight Look College of Engineering Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Award at a banquet Oct. 11…

Posted: October 19, 2012

Recipients of the Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award with Craig Brown '75. From left to right, Tyler Terril, Landon Nash, Kate Stuckman, Brown, Ryan Haughey, Justin Montgomery and Shahrum Iqbal.   The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored six stu…

Posted: October 19, 2012

Dr. Hamid Toliyat, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was the invited keynote speaker at the JMAG Users Conference in Detroit. The JMAG Users Conference connects JMAG users, the support team and developers, to help them learn more about t…

Posted: October 12, 2012

An interdisciplinary team of Texas A&M University faculty recently received a two-year, $734,000 development grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to improve scholarly access to early modern texts. Funds from the grant will go toward the University’s Early Modern Optical Character Recogniti…

Posted: October 12, 2012

The Dwight Look College of Engineering hosted 120 prospective engineering students on campus through various summer engineering camps.  Sixty rising junior and senior level high school girls from across Texas and the United States participated in the Women Explore Engineering (WEE) camp July 8…

Posted: October 5, 2012

Dr. Miladin Radovic, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was featured in American Ceramic Society Bulletin. The article features six ceramics faculty members who received CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation in 2011-2012 and dis…

Posted: October 5, 2012

Dr. Carl D. Laird, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division. CAST, the leading division for process s…

Posted: October 5, 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for general aviation, with Texas A&M University being one of the core team members.   The center will focus research and testing efforts on safety, accessibility a…

Posted: October 5, 2012

When you buy a smoke detector, you assume it will sound quickly in a fire, giving you plenty of time to escape. But some experts warn that's not always true. In fact, the most common type of smoke detector may not go off in time, even when surrounded by thick, toxic smoke, giving little warnin…

Posted: October 5, 2012

Dr. Tiffani Williams, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected as a Pop Tech Science Fellow: Class of 2012. She is recognized for her creation of new algorithmic tools that will help to reconstruct the Tree of Life, whi…