Archives for March 28, 2013

Posted: March 28, 2013

In January 2013, the electronic systems engineering technology (ESET) program opened the Product Innovation Cellar (PIC) in the basement of Thompson Hall. The new facility was created to afford undergraduate students the unique opportunity to work on multidisciplinary projects from the design …

Posted: March 28, 2013

Dr. Clyde Munster (pictured on the left) and Dr. Justin Yates were among four Texas A&M University faculty members who were selected as 2013 SEC Faculty Travel Grant recipients.  A program of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference, the SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program is i…

Posted: March 28, 2013

Fred Dupriest, professor of engineering practice in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Society of Petroleum Engineers' Drilling Engineering Award March 4 in Amsterdam at the 2013 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference. The award is given annually to…

Posted: March 28, 2013

Yanbin Zhang, a Ph.D. student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, won third place in a poster contest at the UT Energy Forum Feb. 21 in Austin. Zhang is advised by Dr. Michael King and Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta. Zhang's poster, "Unconventional Reservoir …

Posted: March 28, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Robin Autenrieth interim head of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. Autenrieth is currently senior associate dean for academic affairs. She previously held the position of associate dean for academic affai…

Posted: March 28, 2013

The mother of a three-time graduate of Texas A&M has given $1,000 to The Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TAMUS LSAMP) program.  Jeanette Rodriguez of San Antonio donated through the Texas A&M Foundation as a memorial to her parents. The LSA…

Posted: March 28, 2013

For most industrial engineering graduates, a career typically starts with a job in manufacturing, retail, logistics or some other related industry. For senior industrial engineering major Florence Adewale, however, entry into the workforce will involve something completely different. “I’m in …

Posted: March 28, 2013

The Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) recently participated in a series of zero-gravity aircraft flights out of Ellington Field in Houston.  These flights, sponsored by NASA, fly a parabolic flight profile to provide brief periods of weightlessness that simulate the environment of space for …

Posted: March 28, 2013

Dr. Rosana Moreira, professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists. The IFT fellow designation is an honor bestowed upon an IFT member by their peers, recognizing exemplary profession…

Posted: March 28, 2013

John Pappas, interim director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and director of the Wind Energy Center, was part of a team of experts who have found that the United States isn't producing enough qualified workers to meet the future needs of the mining and energy sectors, from coal digging and ga…

Posted: March 28, 2013

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University will honor seven alumni April 4 at the Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas. Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Honor Award will be Thomas E. Ferguson ’78, former president of Flow Solutions Group; Col. Mike Fossum ’80, a NASA astron…