Archives for February 2014

Posted: February 28, 2014

Seven Texas A&M University faculty members have been appointed as university distinguished professors. The title, which is bestowed in perpetuity, is among the highest honors awarded to Texas A&M faculty members. The latest recipients are: Dr. Gianfranco D. Alpini, professor of medicine, Te…

Posted: February 28, 2014

Dr. Dallas Little, Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, has been named the Saudi-Aramco Honorary Chair in asphalt technology at King Faisal University (KFU) in Saudi Arabia. Saudi-Aramco, the world’s largest oil company which produces more than …

Posted: February 28, 2014

Dr. Nancy M. Amato, the Unocal Professor and interim head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was named the 2014 recipient of the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) A. Nico Habermann Award. Amato was recognized for being a highly effective leader of programs that engage women…

Posted: February 28, 2014

With 9 million new cases and 2 million deaths annually, tuberculosis is the second most prevalent and deadliest infectious disease worldwide. As an airborne disease, it spreads easily and is very contagious. Quick detection and identification is the key to success in preventing the spread of the dis…

Posted: February 27, 2014

The 2014 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference was held in Seattle, Washington, on February 5—8. The Tapia Conferences brings undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities together. This yea…

Posted: February 27, 2014

In "Broadway Bots: Robots Take Lead Roles in Drama, Standup," by Nidhi Subbaraman, contributing writer at NBC News Digital, Ms. Subbaraman reports on the thespian arts currently in play at Tokyo's Robot Restaurant and in the Texas A&M University 2009 production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Ni…

Posted: February 27, 2014

Pi Tau Sigma is an international Mechanical Engineering Honors Society, whose members are chosen on a basis of sound engineering ability, scholarship, personality, and probable future success in their chosen field of Mechanical Engineering. Pi Tau Sigma came into being on March 16, 1915, at the Univ…

Posted: February 26, 2014

Eric Marin’s pride for his alma mater and the opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life is the driving force behind his gift of $100,000 to the Engineering Education Complex (EEC).  “I love A&M and I am happy to help,” Marin said. “I think this facility will be an important part…

Posted: February 26, 2014

Kyle Kelly, an industrial distribution major, has been elected as the next student body president for Texas A&M University. Kelly, a senior, will officially take office in April and will serve a one-year term. Kelly is the second consecutive student from the Dwight Look College of Engineering t…

Posted: February 26, 2014

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, along with the Advance Center for Women Faculty, invited Dr. Bonnie Dunbar to conduct two seminars at Texas A&M University. Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar is the M. D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the Univ…

Posted: February 25, 2014

Herb Richardson, director emeritus of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) was inducted as the 39th member of the Texas Transportation Hall of Honor during a Feb. 19 ceremony at TTI. Established in 2000 to recognize those individuals who played significant roles in the development and a…

Posted: February 25, 2014

Two staff members have joined the Dwight Look College of Engineering in its Engineering Academic and Student Affairs (EASA) office. Dr. Kristi Shryock has been hired as the senior director of retention, to work with EASA half-time until June. Shyrock also serves as assistant department head for und…

Posted: February 25, 2014

In 2009, Larry McQuien—a Fort Worth resident and executive at Lockheed Martin—died tragically after being struck by a car during a morning bike ride. Now, his wife Carol has established the Larry J. McQuien ’76 “Take Flight Award,” a scholarship for undergraduate students studying aerospace engineer…

Posted: February 24, 2014

Vladislav Yakovlev, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been promoted to the rank of Fellow by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) for his achievements in optical instrumentation for biomedical imaging. The annual recognition …

Posted: February 24, 2014

Oxy USA, Inc. recently made a donation to the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering to replace seating in the Richardson Building.  The department commissioned 11 brand new custom-made wood benches for the lobby area as well as for the 4th and 5th floors.  These lovely benches furnish c…

Posted: February 20, 2014

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently elected President of the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies (FedIGS) for the 2014-2018 term. FedIGS regroups the following international so…

Posted: February 20, 2014

The Zachry Engineering Center, the Jack E. Brown Building and the Emerging Technologies Building bustled with newly admitted incoming freshmen and prospective students and their families on Feb. 15 at Aggieland Saturday, Texas A&M University’s annual premiere recruiting event. Approximately 1…

Posted: February 20, 2014

Richard Monschke of Fort Worth, Texas, has endowed a $25,000 scholarship designed for students pursuing a degree in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. “We are grateful for Mr. Monschke’s support of the aerospace department and its students,” said Andy Acker, senior…

Posted: February 20, 2014

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Smart Grid Center is organizing the second Smart Grid Workshop on April 8, 2014. The overall goals of this workshop are to strengthen partnerships between faculty, industry, end-users and government agencies; to expand on-going projects; and t…

Posted: February 20, 2014

Dr. Erchin Serpedin, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, will become the new editor-in-chief of the journal EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is an open access jour…

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