Archives for 2012

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…

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…

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