Archives for June 2014

Posted: June 30, 2014

The Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Student Association (CSEGSA) recently hosted the CSEGSA Summer Kickoff Picnic for the Texas A&M Computer Science and Engineering Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer 2014 Program. The picnic was the first social event for the summer a…

Posted: June 30, 2014

Summer 2014 marks the 11th year that the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University is offering a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program spans 10 weeks and involves undergraduate students from Texas A&M as well as students from o…

Posted: June 27, 2014

Four researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering were recognized for their research at the Texas A&M Technology Commercialization Patent Awards event. Gwan Choi, Jun Kameoka, B. Don Russell and TEES Sr. Research Engineer, Carl Benner, along with their collaborators, rece…

Posted: June 27, 2014

(from left to right) Dan Hill, David Burnett, David Schechter, and Thomas Blasingame The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently notified those fortunate individuals and companies who have been awarded some of the highest honors in their organization for 2014. “The SPE international awards…

Posted: June 26, 2014

Dr. Eric Petersen’s research paper titled ‘Effect of shock strength on dust entrainment behind a moving shock wave’ was awarded the Best paper Award at the Tenth International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions (X ISHPMIE) that took place in Bergen, Norway. E…

Posted: June 25, 2014

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has created a number of spaces throughout the Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Building that will promote collaboration and learning among students and faculty. There are student collaboration spaces on the third, fourth and fifth floors of the Bright buildi…

Posted: June 25, 2014

Texas A&M Engineering hosted the 2014 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Summer Camp from June 15-20. This year's cam provided a week-long fun and educational camp experience for 62 middle school girls interested in engineering.  The camp participants stayed in Texas A&M dorms for a week allo…

Posted: June 25, 2014

One Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate student at Texas A&M University had an outstanding school year, winning numerous awards and honors for his scholarly and leadership roles. Yashwant Prakash Vyas, a junior in the department, won the various awards for his servic…

Posted: June 25, 2014

Three students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University under the advisement of Dr. Robert Balog, recently were honored for their research at prestigious conferences. Mohammad Shadmand (left), a Ph.D. student in the department, won Best Poster award at th…

Posted: June 25, 2014

The Texas A&M Formula SAE team won 2nd Place Overall, and 1st Place in the Endurance Event in the 2014 Formula SAE Lincoln Student Design Competition, held at the Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska from June 18th to June 21st. In the endurance event, Texas A&M completed 14 laps, split int…

Posted: June 24, 2014

Graduate student Reza H. Teshnizi was part of this year’s winning team of hackers at the City of Houston 2nd Annual Open Hackathon. As well as being a graduate student in the Distributed AI Robotics Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering under Dr. Dylan Shell, Teshnizi is also a…

Posted: June 24, 2014

Texas A&M University recently recognized 62 engineering students who earned their business management certificates. The business management certificate program is a joint program between the Dwight Look College of Engineering and Mays Business School. The program was established in 2005 to pr…

Posted: June 24, 2014

Texas A&M Engineering had a strong presence at the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase June 16th – 18th. The event was held in conjunction with the National SBIR/STTR Conference and the 17th annual TechConnect World Conference. The National Innovation Summit is the world’s largest…

Posted: June 24, 2014

This fall Dr. Bruce Gooch will begin his Texas A&M University career in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering as an associate professor in digital humanities. Gooch is well known for motivating undergraduate and graduate students in the development of their computer graphic and crit…

Posted: June 23, 2014

From May 16-31, 11 Texas A&M University petroleum engineering students attended a study abroad program in China. The course, taught by professors Ding Zhu, Rashid Hasan and Jiajing Lin, is PETE 325, Petroleum Production Systems, and is an introduction to production operations and oil field equip…

Posted: June 20, 2014

Dr. Xinghang Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently published a review article, titled “Growth twins and deformation twins” in the May issue of Annual Reviews of Materials Research (2014). The journal has an impact factor of 16 and is well recognized in th…

Posted: June 20, 2014

Pioneer Natural Resources Company recently contributed $600,000 to the Texas A&M Foundation to benefit the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s petroleum and mechanical engineering departments at Texas A&M University. A portion of the funding will support a multipurpose resource and meeting…

Posted: June 20, 2014

The following mechanical engineering students are recipients of the 2014 Texas A&M University Graduate Merit and Diversity Fellowships.  Matthew Westwick, M.S. Westwick performs research on ceramic composites with Dr. Miladin Radovic. June Saichua, M.S. Saichua's research is on physicochemic…

Posted: June 19, 2014

President Barack Obama recently announced that Dr. Kenneth L. Peddicord was one of four individuals nominated to serve as a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. Peddicord, who is the director of the Nuclear Power Institute and a professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at T…

Posted: June 18, 2014

Computer Science and Engineering student Coulton Vento, a Startup Aggieland student Entrepreneur-in-Residence and self-taught iOS and web developer, recently won the top student prize at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in California. Vento was invited to the WWDC for the first time in…

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