Archives for January 2014

Posted: January 31, 2014

The Texas A&M University Colleges of Engineering and Science present their sixth annual Teacher Summit on January 30-31, 2014, with registration and a welcoming reception on the 30th. General sessions and workshops begin on Friday (1/31) and are held in the College Station Hilton Hotel and Confe…

Posted: January 31, 2014

Recently, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering had an interview published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Control Systems Magazine. Dr. Aniruddha Datta, the J.W. Runyon, Jr. '35 Professor II in the department, discussed, among other t…

Posted: January 31, 2014

On January 30, 1959, the Nuclear Science Center (NSC) was commissioned, under the capable direction of Dr. Robert G. Cochran, department head and director of the NSC. The receipt of a $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, in addition to $675,000 allocated by the Texas A&M Syste…

Posted: January 30, 2014

Texas A&M nuclear engineering graduate students in the computational group came together January 9-10 in the second annual "Code-A-Thon." Over the course of two 12-hour days, a dozen students worked collaboratively to create a Multi-material Eulerian Hydrodynamics code from scratch. They were …

Posted: January 30, 2014

Nicholas Page, a student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named to the inaugural Theta Tau All-Academic Team by the Theta Tau Educational Foundation. Along with 91 other students from Theta Tau chapters throughout the United States, Page was selected …

Posted: January 29, 2014

Tim Woodbury, a graduate student working on his master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  This program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students …

Posted: January 29, 2014

Dr. Helen Reed, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Regents Professor by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.  Dr. Reed joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2004 and served as department head for four years before return…

Posted: January 27, 2014

Michael V. Pishko, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored with the designation of Regents Fellow by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. Pishko, holder of the Stewart & Stevenson Professorship II of Biomedical Enginee…

Posted: January 27, 2014

Discovery Channel Canada recently featured on its popular show, Daily Planet, research on Bipedal Robotic Locomotion carried out at the AMBER Lab led by Dr. Aaron Ames. AMBER Lab, an acronym for A&M Bipedal Experimental Robotics Lab, was established by Dr. Ames in the Mechanical Engineering Dep…

Posted: January 23, 2014

For The Battalion Online (1/22/2014), City Editor Jennifer Reiley interviewed NASA Astronaut Steven Swanson about his career and his third trip into space, scheduled for March 25. Dr. Steven Swanson received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Te…

Posted: January 22, 2014

Professor Michael J. McShane (left) and Professor Vladislav V. Yakovlev have been elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows. Two professors in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE…

Posted: January 22, 2014

The Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) at Texas A&M University is hosting its 2014 Spring Career Fair on Tuesday (Jan. 28) at Reed Arena. The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the premier recruiting event for the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The career fair is planned, organized, …

Posted: January 22, 2014

Si Gou, a doctoral student in civil engineering, won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Gou is part of the Miller Geoecohydrology Research Group that is led by Dr. Gretchen R. Miller, an assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering…

Posted: January 22, 2014

Longtime supporters of Texas A&M University Artie and Dorothy McFerrin will further contribute to their legacy at Texas A&M with a $3 million gift to the Dwight Look College of Engineering to endow a new Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and to support construction of the new Enginee…

Posted: January 21, 2014

A graduate of the Dwight Look College of Engineering has established an endowment to support sustainability at his alma mater. H.W. (Bill) Clark of Friendswood, Texas, is a 1974 graduate of the college. A chemical engineering major, Clark is an Eagle Scout, served eight years in the U.S. Army and w…

Posted: January 17, 2014

Spencer A. Hawkins, a Ph.D. materials science and engineering student researching epoxy nanocomposites in the Polymer Technology Center under the direction of Dr. H.J Sue, has been awarded a fellowship through the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program, a program funded by NASA's Offic…

Posted: January 17, 2014

David Turner, computer engineering senior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a Finalist in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards for 2014. The CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards recognize underg…

Posted: January 16, 2014

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Tenaris S.A., which has its North American headquarters in Houston signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Jan. 7 to establish a framework for increasing collaboration among the researchers and engineers associated with the two entities.…

Posted: January 16, 2014

A laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University recently was awarded a grant from the Electric Motor Education and Research Foundation (EMERF) a 501 (c)(3) organization and the foundation of SMMA - The Motor and Motion Association (SMMA). EMERF form…

Posted: January 16, 2014

Professor Mike McShane (left) and graduate students Jason Roberts and Dustin Ritter (not pictured) are developing a carrier system that can deliver medicines and biosensors to targeted areas of the body. A new injectable material designed to deliver drug therapies and sensor technology to targeted …

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