Archives for 2012

Posted: August 10, 2012

Lantao Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-2013 by the Texas A&M University Office of Graduate Studies. The fellowship will last for nine months and is designed to support awardees while they are concl…

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…

Posted: August 3, 2012

Principal Investigator Andruid Kerne, Entrepreneurial Lead Jon Moeller, and Business Mentor Jamie Rhodes have been awarded an Innovation Corps grant by the National Science Foundation to sustain development of “ZeroTouch: High-Performance Sensing for Multi-Touch and Free-Air Interaction.” I-Corps a…

Posted: August 3, 2012

Air Tractor of Olney, Texas, has donated a “gift in kind” to Texas A&M University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering In the spring of 2012, Jim Hirsch, Class of 1991, the newly appointed president of Air Tractor Inc., visited his old stomping grounds to participate in the department’s Critic…

Posted: August 3, 2012

Dr. Guy Fipps consults with a farmer in Ghanzi Province of Afghanistan. For nine months, from late 2005 to 2006, Fipps advised Afghans on issues related to water use, allocations and development. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo)   Dr. Guy Fipps, professor in the Department of Biological …

Posted: August 3, 2012

Dr. Prasad Enjeti, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS) R. David Middlebrook Technical Achievement Award. Enjeti, the TI Professor I…

Posted: August 3, 2012

William Richardson, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received the  American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Richard Skalak Award for best research paper of the year. Richardson’s article, “A Device to Study the Effects of Stretch Gradients on Cell Behavior,” was feat…

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…

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