Archives for December 2013

Posted: December 20, 2013

Bill Lonquist, former president of Memorial Exploration Co., earned a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M in 1948 and served as a senior yell leader. Recently he had the opportunity to meet with Senior Yell Leader Ryan Crawford ’14 and discuss the differences and similarities w…

Posted: December 20, 2013

The Texas A&M Energy Institute, in conjunction with The Research Valley Partnership (RVP), has been awarded a Clean Energy Incubator grant by the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). As the state energy office, SECO partners with Texas public higher education institutions, public K-12 schoo…

Posted: December 20, 2013

The Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) and the Texas chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the annual Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Awards at a ceremony held recently in San Antonio. ESL is a center within the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. The awar…

Posted: December 20, 2013

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently gave three invited lectures in St. Petersburg, Russia. One talk was given at the Vladimir Ulitsky Symposium on the topic, “Anchored Walls: Full Scale Experiment a…

Posted: December 20, 2013

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering honored three former students with the Distinguished Graduate Award at the department’s Endowed Scholarship and Distinguished Graduate Banquet in November in College Station. Recipients were William H. Hanson ’79, Mary Kay Jackson ’83 and Roy L. Wilshire ’…

Posted: December 19, 2013

On the morning of Wednesday, December 11, 2013 local CBS affiliate KBTX-TV News visited the Department of Computer Science and Engineering's Sketch Recognition Lab (SRL) to learn more about the lab's latest state-of-the-art research projects. News reporter David Norris spent some time with Associate…

Posted: December 19, 2013

The Smart Grid Center held the inaugural meeting of its advisory board at the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University on December 19th.In 2012, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station established the Smart Grid Center to promote creation of interdisciplinary research teams for moderniza…

Posted: December 17, 2013

Faculty and students from Gadjah Mada University (GMU) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia spent a week at NSSPI in November to discuss nuclear security education and experience the NSSPI curriculum firsthand. Their stop at NSSPI was part of a longer trip to prominent university programs in nuclear security th…

Posted: December 17, 2013

[Associate Professor Roland Kaunas (left) is researching non-embryonic stem cells mixed with bone tumor cells in microgravity.] COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 17, 2013 – Stem-cell research scheduled to take place aboard the International Space Station could lead to new cancer therapies, says a resear…

Posted: December 17, 2013

First started in 1967, Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only international honor society for the computing and information disciplines. It was established at Texas A&M University by Dr. Dan Drew, professor emeritus and former division head of computer science. Dr. Drew was the principal advis…

Posted: December 16, 2013

Amy and Tim Leach '82 are among the first contributors to provide funds to help construct the Engineering Education Complex (EEC). Their gift of $10 million marked the beginning of multiple gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation to secure $62 million of private funding needed to begin construction. …

Posted: December 16, 2013

Jack V. Walker, Ph.D. of Albuquerque, N.M. passed away Friday, September 20, 2013, after a three-year battle with cancer. He was a much loved husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1935 to Walter Vernon and Coralea (Tinsley) Walker. His college years were spent …

Posted: December 13, 2013

Many families are struggling to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life, with many questioning how they might provide a gift or two for their children on Christmas Day.  Since every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning, The Salvation Army developed the Angel Tree Program. …

Posted: December 13, 2013

More than 900 students from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University are expected to graduate this weekend. A total of 916 students — 624 undergraduates and 292 graduate students — will receive their diplomas in a 2 p.m. ceremony today (Dec. 13) in Reed Arena. The colleg…

Posted: December 13, 2013

Thirteen faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) as TEES Fellows. The TEES Fellow designation recognizes established faculty members with a history of continuous performance…

Posted: December 13, 2013

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University held its 21st Buchanan Lecture Nov. 22 at the College Station Hilton in the Brazos Amphitheater.  The 2013 Buchanan Lecturer was Dr. Andrew Whittle, the Edmund K. Turner Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Eng…

Posted: December 13, 2013

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud has completed the first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Briaud is the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is past president of the Interna…

Posted: December 13, 2013

Dr. Philip Hemmer, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, had a paper published in the prestigious research publication Nature Nanotechnology. The paper, "Molecular-sized Fluorescent Nanodiamonds," can be found online. In the paper Hemmer …

Posted: December 12, 2013

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, on Thursday, approved a ground lease for construction of an Engineering Laboratory Building in Texas A&M’s Research Park. The lease consists of 3.7 acres for construction of an engineering research laboratory that will be privately developed…

Posted: December 12, 2013

Professor P. R. Kumar of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Fellowship is ACM's most prestigious member gr…

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