Archives for March 2014

Posted: March 31, 2014

Meagan Harris, a graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2014 U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship. Harris received the fellowship based on her outstanding academic record and contributions in research, teaching and men…

Posted: March 31, 2014

Nuclear Engineering graduate student Megan Pritchard, former department head Dr. Alan Walter, and former student Dr. Braden Goddard traveled to Doha, Qatar to participate in the 3rd WNU School on Radiation Technologies, held March 7-20, 2014. The two-week program was aimed at future leaders in the r…

Posted: March 28, 2014

More than 80 former students gathered at Texas A&M University at Qatar for the University's first former student reunion March 25 at Education City to highlight their connection to the University and to each other. The event is the firs…

Posted: March 28, 2014

CSE Former Student Steve Swanson has successfully boarded the International Space Station and is ready to begin his six month stay roughly 250 miles above the Earth’s surface. The docking of the Soyuz spacecraft that transported Swanson and two cosmonauts to the station was delayed due to non-life t…

Posted: March 28, 2014

Each year the Texas A&M Association of Former Students nominates worthy candidates who are distinguished among their peers in the areas of teaching, research, student relations, administration, staff, graduate mentoring; and for extension, outreach, continuing education, and professional develop…

Posted: March 28, 2014

The Department of Mechanical Engineering hosted its Spring Industrial Advisory Council (IAC) meeting on March 28, 2014. The meeting was attended by distinguished board members of the IAC, who are leaders in industry and government agencies, and guide the department by providing a broad perspective o…

Posted: March 27, 2014

Dr. Helen Reed, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been appointed to the endowed Edward “Pete” Aldridge ’60 Professorship in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. This endowed professorship appointment will be effective April 1, 2014 for a term of three years, with a $10,00…

Posted: March 27, 2014

A team from the Texas Institute for Intelligent Materials (TiiMS) at Texas A&M University along with researchers from the ASME Active and Multifunctional Materials Technical Committee at NASA-Langley have begun collaborations on the development of a new implementation of shape memory alloys (SMA…

Posted: March 27, 2014

Majid Tabesh, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering working under the advisement of Dr. James Boyd and Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas, was awarded first place in the SPIE/ASME 2014 Best Student Paper Presentation Competition. SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, h…

Posted: March 27, 2014

Two aerospace engineering faculty members are among 24 faculty and staff who have been selected to receive the 2014 Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Helen Reed was selected for teaching and Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas was selected for research. …

Posted: March 27, 2014

Dr. Edward White, Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a recipient of the William and Montine P. Head Fellows Award by Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering. Dr. White joined the Department of Aerospace …

Posted: March 27, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. I. Yucel Akkutlu holder of the George & Joan Voneiff Career Development Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. This endowed professorship appointment is effective as of April 1, 201…

Posted: March 27, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. David Schechter holder of the Aghorn Energy Career Development Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. This endowed professorship appointment is effective as of April 1, 2014.  Prior to…

Posted: March 27, 2014

Texas A&M University at Qatar leads the Gas and Fuels Research Initiative (GFRI) and is hosting a workshop on natural gas monetization at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas, March 26-28. GFRI is envisioned to be a mult…

Posted: March 26, 2014

Six students, along with Dr. Yassin Hassan, nuclear engineering department head, Dr. William Charlton, professor and NSSPI director, and Dr. Richard MacNamee of the Bush School, traveled to Tokyo, Japan to attend the International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development fo…

Posted: March 26, 2014

Sean P. Merrell, a graduate of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Dallas Branch. Merrell, who received his bachelor’s degree in 2000 and his masters in 2001, worked for the Texas…

Posted: March 26, 2014

On Friday, March 28, Texas A&M University has the pleasure of hosting “Texas Systems Day” at Rudder Tower. This workshop brings together researchers from universities around the state in the fields of systems, controls and robotics. It is planned to make this an annual event with locale rotating…

Posted: March 26, 2014

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Computer Engineering & Systems Group at Texas A&M University along with the NSF Science and Technology Center’s Center for Science of Information are sponsoring the Texas A&M Science of Information Days on April 3 and 4. The …

Posted: March 26, 2014

Steven M. Drucker, a Principal Researcher and manager of the VUE group in VIBE at Microsoft Research, will be the Department of Computer Science and Engineering's first distinguished lecturer for the spring semester. Dr. Drucker will present, "Dealing with your Digital Stuff: Managing Digital Collec…

Posted: March 25, 2014

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is hosting their Fowler Distinguished Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The invited guest is Dr. Pramod Khargonekar, Assistant Director of the Directorate of Engineering at the National Science Foundation. Please click the link below for more info…

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