Archives for February 2013

Posted: February 22, 2013

The lobby of the Zachry Engineering Center was flooded with newly admitted incoming freshmen, high school juniors getting ready to apply next summer and K-12 prospective students and their families Feb. 16 at Aggieland Saturday. Approximately 1,500 students visited the Dwight Look College of E…

Posted: February 22, 2013

There is research that is off the wall, some off the charts and some off the planet, such as what a Texas A&M University aerospace and physics professor is exploring. It’s a plan to deflect a killer asteroid by using paint, and the science behind it is absolutely rock solid, so to speak, so much…

Posted: February 22, 2013

Dr. Mike McShane, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the 2012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Transformative Research Award. McShane, along with Natalie Ann Wisniewski of PROFUSA Inc., are working to…

Posted: February 20, 2013

Dr. Yassin Hassan has been appointed head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University. Hassan has served as interim department head since January 2012. Before joining Texas A&M in September 1986, he worked for seven years at the Nuclear Power Division of the Babcock &…

Posted: February 15, 2013

Texas A&M University will host Aggieland Saturday 2013 for prospective students and their families Saturday (feb. 16) from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. Aggieland Saturday is an annual campus-wide open house in which prospective students tour campus and have an opportunity to learn more about Texas A&am…

Posted: February 15, 2013

Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a fellow of the American Astronautical Society (AAS). AAS fellowship is conferred in recognition of “significant and unique contributions to astronautics, space science, space eng…

Posted: February 15, 2013

The robotics research of Dr. Aaron Ames, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been featured in Design News. The magazine also named Ames one of its "Rising Engineering Stars." Science fiction has long promised two-legged, humanlike robots…

Posted: February 15, 2013

Dr. Phillip Hemmer, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University,  had a Perspectives paper published in the prestigious research publication Science. The paper, "Toward Molecular-Scale MRI," can be found online. In his paper Hemmer discusses mag…

Posted: February 14, 2013

Dr. Jorge Seminario, the Lanatter and Herbert Fox Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently honored twice in Lima, Peru, for his professional accomplishments. On Jan. 12, the Universidad Ricardo Palma (Ricardo Palma University), hon…

Posted: February 14, 2013

The Chesapeake Energy Corp. has established a scholarship for students in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. The gift, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing …

Posted: February 14, 2013

A gift from Chevron Corp. will establish the Chevron Engineering Imaging Laboratory in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. The $800,000 gift, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will support the department’s Petrophysical Imaging Laboratory. F…

Posted: February 14, 2013

A gift from Richard L. “Dick” Jones Jr. ’55 will establish a petroleum engineering scholarship for a full-time student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. The $50,000 gift, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will establish the Carolyn and R…

Posted: February 14, 2013

John Killough and his mother, Anna T. Killough, have generously funded a fellowship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineeirng at Texas A&M University. The $90,000 gift funds Killough Family Fellowship through the Texas A&M Foundation. The fellowship will be used to support re…

Posted: February 8, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recently announced the recipients for the 2012-13 College of Engineering Teaching, Service and Contribution Awards. Four individuals received the Teaching Awards, three received the Service Awards and two received Contribution Awards.…

Posted: February 8, 2013

Gail Krueger, administrative coordinator of undergraduate programs in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, is one of 15 individuals selected to receive the 2012-13 President’s Meritorious Service Award. Krueger will receive her award during a ceremony Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. in Rudder…

Posted: February 8, 2013

Two Texas A&M University engineering professors, Drs. Mark Holtzapple  and David Claridge, will join faculty from across the Southeastern Conference member schools as presenters at the inaugural SEC Symposium in Atlanta Feb. 10-12. The three-day meeting, focusing on the academic expertise of the…

Posted: February 8, 2013

The Dwight Look College of Engineering and College of Science at Texas A&M University hosted more than 100 high school Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers from across Texas to participate in the sixth annual Teacher Summit, held at the College Station Hilton and Conf…

Posted: February 6, 2013

Dr. B. Don Russell, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was a member of an expert task force commissioned to review the vulnerability of the electrical power system in the United States. The task force, which was formed in 20…

Posted: February 1, 2013

The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System has approved the establishment of the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI) as a joint entity within the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Texas A&M University. The IEEI will create an organiza…

Posted: February 1, 2013

Two graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University received high rankings in the student paper competition at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 13th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Sy…