Archives for July 2013

Posted: July 31, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 31, 2013 – Mary Beth Browning, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Acta Student Award for her contribution to the manuscript, "Multilayer Vascular Grafts Based on Collagen-mimetic Prot…

Posted: July 31, 2013

Texas A&M University at Qatar and Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre (QSRTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in July to strengthen their ongoing partnership in the field of technology, science, research and development. Representatives from Texas A&M-Qatar and Qatar Shell att…

Posted: July 31, 2013

Dr. Teri Reed received the 2013 Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education at a special awards ceremony held during the 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta June 23-26. Reed is assistant dean of academic affairs in the Dwight Loo…

Posted: July 26, 2013

Pictured: Industrial distribution undergraduate students at the Great Wall of China   The Industrial Distribution Global Study Abroad Program (GSA) continues to provide global business experience and cultural awareness to undergraduates. This year’s program focused on China. The Study Abroad pr…

Posted: July 26, 2013

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the first and only existing international honor society in the computing and information disciplines, is a uniquely Aggie tradition. The society was first organized at Texas A&M University Jan. 10, 1967. Dr. Dan Drew, head of the computer science division, was the pr…

Posted: July 26, 2013

Yell leaders elected in March 2013: Roy May, Hunter Cook, Chris Powell, Ryan Crawford and Patrick McGinty stand on Kyle Field. Photo by Roger Zhang, The Battalion   Industrial distribution major Roy May has taken a different path to his degree than most students. That path started with a 12-yea…

Posted: July 25, 2013

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, gave keynote speeches during two prestigious conferences in Europe and Korea. Kezunovic, who is also director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’…

Posted: July 23, 2013

Dr. Bryan Rasmussen (right), associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the first-ever "HVAC&R Research" Best Paper Award from the ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers. Rasmussen was pres…

Posted: July 22, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has announced the appointment of Dr. Rodney Bowersox as head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. He joined the aerospace engineering faculty in 2002 and has served as the interim department head sin…

Posted: July 19, 2013

Two teams of students from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution won first and second place at the national competition, organized by American Society for Engineering Education in June in Atlanta. Under guidance from Dr. Wayne Hung, the teams designed and manufactured…

Posted: July 19, 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 two more lectures at conferences this fall. He will first give the opening lecture, “Raising the Bar in Geotechnical Engineering,” at the American…

Posted: July 16, 2013

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center was established in 1995 in memory of Mary Kay O’Connor, an operations superintendent, killed in an explosion on October 23, 1989, at petrochemical complex in Pasadena, Texas. The center’s mission is to promote "safety as second nature" around the world wi…

Posted: July 15, 2013

Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been invited to present at the Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Young Investigators Symposium at the Spring 2014 American Chemical Society meeting in Dallas Mar…

Posted: July 12, 2013

Texas A&M ranks 20th among top universities in the U.S. of schools that offer students the widest range of program options when it comes to engineering by OnlineCollegesDatabase.org. "U.S. colleges and universities have some of the best engineering programs and laboratories in the world," accor…

Posted: July 12, 2013

Mohamed Noureldin, a graduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has won a 2013-2014 Texas A&M Energy Institute ConocoPhillips Fellowship. Noureldin, who completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, N…

Posted: July 12, 2013

Texas A&M University at Qatar researcher Kamel Tourki (pictured, fourth from right) has been named a recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Young Researcher award the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) EMEA regional awards recognitions. This award honors researchers wh…

Posted: July 12, 2013

Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, designer and implementer of the C++ programming language, received Upsilon Pi Epsilon's ABACUS Award during opening ceremonies for the 37th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) held in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 30 through July 4. Stroustrup is the Univer…

Posted: July 12, 2013

What started out as a senior design capstone project has turned into a startup company and an out-of-this-world opportunity for a team of Aggie engineers. In response to the NASA X-HAB 2013 Academic Innovation Challenge, a pair of faculty members in the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (…

Posted: July 12, 2013

Marti and David Dunton of Dallas have made a gift to the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Their $100,000 gift will establish the David ’85 and Marti Dunton Petroleum Engineering Faculty Support fund. The Duntons …

Posted: July 10, 2013

Molly and Jason Daerr ’99 have chosen to honor their parents by creating scholarships at their alma maters — Molly at Mississippi State University and Jason at Texas A&M University. With the creation of the Karin and Richard L. Daerr ’66 Scholarship, one or more scholarships will be awarded eac…

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