Archives for October 2013

Posted: October 31, 2013

Texas A&M University, the Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS), and the Institute for Scientific Computing (ISC) hosted a 3-day workshop on the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE). Derek Gaston, chief architect of MOOSE, taugh the workshop. Graduate stu…

Posted: October 30, 2013

The engineering program at Texas A&M University gathered 70 deep water industry leaders on its campus October 18 to discuss the how to best develop a program in subsea engineering, a field dealing with the challenges related to oil and gas to the exploration, drilling and development of oil and …

Posted: October 30, 2013

Dr. Rita Bowser of Westinghouse Electric Company was hosted by the Department of Nuclear Engineering Oct. 28-30 as part of the Texas A&M ADVANCE Speaker Series. During her visit, she gave three seminars. The first was hosted by the Texas A&M Women in Nuclear chapter on Monday, Oct. 28. The…

Posted: October 25, 2013

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized today (Oct. 25) at the 9th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an i…

Posted: October 24, 2013

A student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University is one of two students selected to receive a prestigious Astronaut Scholarship. Amanda Couch, a senior in the department, along with Dillon Amaya, a senior meteorology student, will be presented the $10,0…

Posted: October 24, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, gave the keynote address at the 43rd Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference today (Oct. 24) in Oklahoma City. In her talk, "Enrollment Growth with Excellence: The 25 by 25 Initiative," Banks discussed Texas A&M's 25 by 25 …

Posted: October 24, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Yu Ding holder of the Mike and Sugar Barnes Professorship at Texas A&M University. Ding is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He joined the Texas A&M engineering faculty in 2…

Posted: October 23, 2013

Dr. Mark Holtzapple of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was one of three recipients of the 2013 Bush Excellence Awards. At a dinner hosted by President R. Bowen Loftin and the Texas A&M International Advisory Board, awards were presented to Dr. …

Posted: October 22, 2013

In response to National Nuclear Science Week, two students, Lily Raabe and Kristina Yancey, of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M wrote the following, in hopes to share knowledge not commonly known to the general public about nuclear technology in our lives. Electricity has many…

Posted: October 18, 2013

Laura C. ’87 and Christopher B. Curran ’87 have established the North Texas IT Leadership Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in computer science or management information systems from Texas A&M University. Preference will be…

Posted: October 18, 2013

During the  Spring 2013 semester, Dr. Andy Johnson required students in his ISEN 605 (Material Handling) class to do a project or write a paper.  The project included entering the Material Handling Institute of America's (MHIA) design competition and designing a warehouse. The team of Abinaya Ulaga…

Posted: October 18, 2013

A paper by Dr. M. Sam Mannan, a world-renowned expert on safety in the chemical processing industry, is one of Computers & Chemical Engineering journal's most-cited papers for 2010-2012. Mannan is co-author of the paper, "Optimal facility layout under toxic release in process facilities: A stoc…

Posted: October 18, 2013

Intending to empower the next generation of cutting-edge genomics research, members of The Texas A&M University System have contributed monies to create the largest internally funded genomics research grant program of its kind, officials said. The funds, totaling $1.26 million, come from Texas …

Posted: October 18, 2013

Two undergraduate engineering studentshave been selected for the University Innovation (UI) Fellows program of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dean Tate, a junior electronics engineering technology major, and Graham Leslie…

Posted: October 18, 2013

More than 100 students from the Industrial Distribution Program visited Womack Machine Supply Co. in Dallas Oct. 4 as part of their Manufacturer Distributor Relations class (IDIS 340).  (Pictured: Industrial distribution students at Womack Machine Supply Co. Oct. 4) This class includes an indust…

Posted: October 18, 2013

Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), was named one of the 25 women in robotics that everyone should know about by Robohub. The list, which was compiled in celebration o…

Posted: October 17, 2013

Dr. S.P.Bhattacharyya, the Robert M. Kennedy '26 Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was co-author for a book describing a new approach to the analysis, synthesis and design of linear systems. Bhattacharyya, along with his graduate stude…

Posted: October 17, 2013

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the department and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Smart Grid Center, was invited to Xi’an Jiao Tong University in China to give an invited talk and evaluate their Key Laboratory for Electrical and Insulation and Po…

Posted: October 11, 2013

Dr. Valerie Taylor, senior associate dean for academic affairs in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented a keynote speech at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Minneapolis Oct. 4.  The Grace Hopper Celebration was co-foun…

Posted: October 11, 2013

Nancy and Dan Zivney ’73 recently made contributions to create the Nancy and Dan Zivney ’73 Faculty Fellows in Chemical Engineering. Their endowed gift of $250,000 will be used to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities to its faculty recipient in the Artie M…

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