Archives for May 2013

Posted: May 31, 2013

The Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University conducted a two-day short course, "Distributor Profitability and Growth Strategies," in Shanghai, China, May 27-28. The course was held at East China University of Science & Technology in Shanghai. The program was offered by the …

Posted: May 30, 2013

Recently a team from the Power System Automation Laboratory (PSAL) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was recognized by the Office of Technology Commercialization for a patent received in 2012.  This patent and four previous patents protect a new te…

Posted: May 30, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ibrahim Karaman to the Chevron Professorship I in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The appointment is effective for a term of three years. Karaman, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, joi…

Posted: May 28, 2013

Usually, when you mention bacteria in connection with water, it’s a bad thing. But one Texas A&M engineering researcher believes the right bacteria are a natural weapon for fighting an emerging water contaminant: estrogen. Increasingly sensitive methods of screening water for polluting substan…

Posted: May 24, 2013

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been invited to give the coveted Osterberg Memorial Lecture at the Deep Foundation Institute Annual Congress this Summer. The annual Osterberg Memorial Lecture and Awa…

Posted: May 24, 2013

The Sketch Recognition Lab (SRL) at Texas A&M University was nominated for best case study at the recent ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013) in Paris, France, for the paper, "Multimodal Location-Aware System for Paratrooper Team Coordination." CHI 2013 is th…

Posted: May 24, 2013

The Texas A&M Energy Institute has again received funding from ConocoPhillips to provide graduate fellowships in recognition of outstanding research in energy. The broad objectives of the fellowships are to reward excellence in energy research, promote future research that is important to our e…

Posted: May 24, 2013

Si Gou, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the 2013 Farvolden Awardfrom the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). Gou was one of four students recognized with the award at the 2013 NGWA 2013 Summit. She earned the honor for he…

Posted: May 24, 2013

"Software Development for Infrastructure" by Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup was selected as a notable paper in computing in 2012 by the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) Computing Reviews Best of 2012. The Best of 2012 list consists of book and article nominations from CR's reviewers and category e…

Posted: May 24, 2013

Dr. Xi Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has recently been selected to be the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer. The Distinguis…

Posted: May 24, 2013

Magda Lagoudas, director of Engineering Academic and Student Affairs, was honored with the Advisor of the Year Award by the Division of Student Affairs for 2012-2013. The award was presented to Lagoudas at the Division of Student Affairs awards ceremony May 1. Lagoudas was nominated for the award …

Posted: May 23, 2013

The IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) has named the joint student chapter of the Power Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society and Industry Applications Society (IEEE PELS-PES-IAS) at Texas A&M University its 2012 “Outstanding Student Branch Joint Chapter.” This award is given to I…

Posted: May 23, 2013

The Texas A&M University Foundation recently awarded graduating senior Shahrum Iqbal with its first Texas A&M Foundation Trustees’ Outstanding Student Award. The award was created in 2012 through an endowed gift from Susanne and Melbern Glasscock of Houston to honor an exceptional student. …

Posted: May 23, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 23, 2013 – More effective detection and diagnosis of oral cancer could result from an advance in noninvasive imaging of epithelial tissue by a Texas A&M University researcher who says her research has the potential to change the way doctors initially look for precance…

Posted: May 23, 2013

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University has partnered with the Boeing Company for the 2013 Camp SOAR (Summer Opportunities in Aerospace Research).Camp SOAR is a five day-summer camp designed to expose high school juniors and seniors who are interested in aerospace enginee…

Posted: May 23, 2013

April 26 marked the culmination of Texas A&M University’s INFORMS Student Chapter inaugural Dow Big Data Challenge.  Supported by The Dow Chemical Co., the Dow Big Data Challenge pitted a total of 27 teams against each other in a three-week race to creatively dissect and analyze two years of re…

Posted: May 22, 2013

Texas A&M University at Qatar has been recognized with 17 research awards at the Qatar National Research Fund’s (QNRF) fifth annual forum. The awards represent $17.8 million in research funding under QNRF’s sixth cycle of the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP). The program also recogni…

Posted: May 17, 2013

Dr. Aaron Ames, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is part of multi-university team that has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research into cyber-physical systems (CPS). The project, "Correct-…

Posted: May 17, 2013

A new five-year, $1.35 million funding package from the CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation (Foundation CMG) will establish an Industrial Research Chair in Robust Reduced Complexity Modeling (R2CM) in Reservoir Engineering, in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M Uni…

Posted: May 17, 2013

Dr. Walter C. Daugherity, senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, officially transitioned from speaker-elect to speaker of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate May 13. Daugherity received a bachelor's degree from O…

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