Archives for June 2013

Posted: June 28, 2013

Kaiyuan Yu, a graduate student in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, won first place in the TMS (The Metals, Minerals and Materials Society) Graduate Student Paper Contest. for his paper, “In situ studies of irradiation induced twin boundary migration in …

Posted: June 28, 2013

More than two dozen students flexed their engineering design skills June 21 when Motorola Mobility’s MAKEwithMOTO team visited Texas A&M. MAKEwithMOTO aims to give the opportunity to bright young minds around the county to freely experiment with open hardware, or hardware that is freely availab…

Posted: June 27, 2013

The Dwight Look College of Engineering hosted 14 Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students May 27-31 for its Summer Transfer Engineering Workshop that introduced potential transfer students to each of the offered engineering degree programs at Texas A&M University in College Stat…

Posted: June 27, 2013

Pictured from left to right: Szu-Wei Wang, Dr. Peter Yu, Chien-An (Jay) Chen, Che-Hao Chen, Vincent C.W. Chen and Jia-Hao Fan.   A team of graduate students from Texas A&M University have developed H-Radar, an app that won first place in the 2013 "Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE (Institute…

Posted: June 27, 2013

Members of the Renewable Energy and Advanced Power Electronics Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University won the "Best Poster" award at the 2013 Photovoltaic Specialist Conference. Dr. Robert S Balog and his student Zhan Wang won the award for their poster, “Arc Fault and Flash Detection in P…

Posted: June 27, 2013

Recently a former student in the computer engineering and systems group at Texas A&M University received the prestigious 2013 Design Automation Conference (DAC) best paper award. Dr. Zhuo Feng, an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan Technolog…

Posted: June 27, 2013

Dr. Barry Lawrence, Leonard and Valerie Bruce Chair in Industrial Distribution and director of Texas A&M University's Industrial Distribution Program, was recently interviewed by "Industrial Distribution" magazine. In the interview, "The Importance Of Education For Working Professionals," Lawre…

Posted: June 27, 2013

Karen and Robert “Bob” Pence ’72 have made recent contributions to establish the Karen and Bob Pence ’72 Scholarship in Civil Engineering and further advance the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Endowed Excellence Fund. The Pence Scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time student in …

Posted: June 24, 2013

If you thought setting a Guinness World Record for building a 44-foot-tall playable guitar was impressive, try leading a high school robotics team to victory against 10,000 competitors at the FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology— World Championship.  Scott Rippeto…

Posted: June 21, 2013

Dr. Robert L. Lytton, the Fred J. Benson Endowed Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University,  recently presented the keynote lecture at the First Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Lytton, a member of the international…

Posted: June 21, 2013

Dr. Thomas A. Blasingame, professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Robert L. Whiting Professorship, has been selected to receive the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  The DeGolyer Distinguished Service M…

Posted: June 20, 2013

Jiayi Jin, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M, was one of 12 finalists at the Broadcom Foundation University Research competition held June 5-6. Jin presented his research project, “Ultra Energy Efficient SAR ADC for Biomedical Applications,…

Posted: June 20, 2013

Brittany Duncan, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been selected and nominated for a 2014-2015 PEO Scholar Award. The award, provided by the Philanthropic Educational Organization, provides a maximum of $15,000 fellowship for a woman pursuing a doctoral gr…

Posted: June 20, 2013

A team of students from the Texas A&M Ocean Engineering program will compete in the 2013 International Human-Powered Submarine Races, June 24-28, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock in West Bethesda, Md. The race, which takes place in a towing tank that is 25-feet deep, 30-feet wide a…

Posted: June 14, 2013

Two staff members have joined the Dwight Look College of Engineering in its Engineering Academic and Student Affairs office. Amber Muenzenberger has been hired as director of remote learning and outreach education. Muenzenberger joins EASA from the Department of Health and Kinesiology, where she wa…

Posted: June 14, 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 prestigious Louis Menard Lecture in Paris Sept. 2 at the International Conference of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. "Menard was …

Posted: June 14, 2013

The Texas A&M Engineering and the Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) received mention in two separate presentations at the recent Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) June 3-5 in Broomfield, Colo.  Ed Wright of Citizens in Space discussed the experiment payload carrier…

Posted: June 14, 2013

Dr. Tarun Grover has endowed an engineering fellowship for petroleum engineering graduate students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Grover earned his Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M in 2008 and citing the impact obtaining his degree from Texas…

Posted: June 14, 2013

Texas A&M University at Qatar and Qatar Fertilizer Company (QAFCO) have announced a collaboration to bring a world-recognized environmental expert to Qatar. U.S. environmental policy and green chemistry expert Dr. Paul Anastas has been recognized as the first holder of the QAFCO Chair in Green …

Posted: June 13, 2013

The Texas A&M Formula SAE team will be competing in the 2013 Formula SAE Lincoln Student Design competition that will be held at the Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Neb., June 19-22. The Formula SAE Series competitions challenge teams of university undergraduates and graduate students to conceive…

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