Archives for June 2014

Posted: June 18, 2014

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was ranked among the Top 10 electrical and computer engineering schools by salary according to EE Times.The department was ranked sixth, ahead of MIT and Cornell, and is among some of the elite schools in the nation. T…

Posted: June 18, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Xinghang Zhang holder of the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor I in Mechanical Engineering. The endowed development professorship was effective June 1. Zhang, who is an associate professor in the …

Posted: June 18, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Choongho Yu holder of the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor II in Mechanical Engineering. The endowed development professorship was effective June 1. Yu is an associate professor in the Department…

Posted: June 17, 2014

Dr. Tracy A. Hammond, associate professor and director of the Sketch Recognition Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, Dr. Manoj Prasad, and Doctoral Candidate Paul Taele participated in CHI 2014. The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Inter…

Posted: June 16, 2014

Chevron Corporation recently announced a $1.5 million contribution to Texas A&M University through its University Partnership Program. The donation funded through the Texas A&M Foundation includes gifts to the Dwight Look College of Engineering, College of Geosciences, School of Public Healt…

Posted: June 13, 2014

Liangfa Hu, a fourth-year graduate materials science and engineering student, co-authored an article in the June/July 2014 issue American Ceramic Society Bulletin analyzing results of a survey of students and recent graduates with ceramics research or interest of their impressions of their education…

Posted: June 12, 2014

Judy and Glenn Smith recently endowed the Joe ’68 and Linda Fowler Scholarship through the Texas A&M Foundation to honor their longtime friends. The Smiths and Fowlers have been friends for more than 25 years, and they share a passion for philanthropy. They first met while working together with …

Posted: June 11, 2014

The Texas A&M Formula SAE team will be competing in the 2014 Formula SAE Lincoln Student Design competition that will be held at the Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Neb., June 18-21. The Formula SAE Series competitions challenge teams of university undergraduates and graduate students to conceive, …

Posted: June 11, 2014

The Texas A&M concrete canoe team will be competing at the National Concrete Canoe Competition June 19-21 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The team, which consists of 17 civil engineering majors and one aerospace engineering major, earned a spot in the national competition by winni…

Posted: June 10, 2014

Pam and David Beers ’66 recently established an endowment through the Texas A&M Foundation to benefit the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The Pamela B. and David E. Beers ’66 Mechanical Engineering Scholarship will be granted to an undergraduate student who dem…

Posted: June 10, 2014

Dr. Narasimha Reddy, electrical engineering professor and TEES research engineer, has been named assistant agency director for national and global initiatives for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering an…

Posted: June 10, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Yong-Joe Kim the Pioneer Natural Resources Faculty Fellow II in Mechanical Engineering in recognition of his many accomplishments and future potential. The endowed faculty fellowship appointment was effective June 1. …

Posted: June 10, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Richard Malak the Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow I in Mechanical Engineering in recognition of his many accomplishments and future potential. The endowed faculty fellowship appointment was effective June 1.  Malak i…

Posted: June 10, 2014

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, has been selected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Society’s highest honor. ASCE, representing 145,000 members worldwide, selected 11 members for its 2…

Posted: June 5, 2014

A Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University won the best poster award at the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) Industry Advisory Board Meeting in Urbana, IL.Yun Zhang (center), whose advisor is Dr. Le Xie (left), won the award …

Posted: June 5, 2014

Christopher Bertagne '13, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a NASA Space Technical Research Fellowship (NSTRF) for 2014-2015. NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) offers these fellowships to graduate students who …

Posted: June 4, 2014

Doctoral Candidate Brittany A. Duncan recently had an article published about her robotics research in the June 2014 issue of the Smithsonian online. Richard Conniff, a long-time Smithsonian contributor, authored "Why Are People So Comfortable With Small Drones?" in which he cites the AirRobot quadc…

Posted: June 3, 2014

Not everyone gets to meet the President of the United States. For Hudson High (right blue shirt), a Texas A&M graduate with a degree in industrial engineering, the opportunity was exhilarating and exhausting. He went to work at his job at the Ford Plant in Kansas City like he did every day. Exce…

Posted: June 3, 2014

Last year Dr. Justin Yates, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was presented the opportunity to build a team of students to partner with Citizens in Space and the United States Rocket Academy in designing and building a device that would carry experiments in…

Posted: June 3, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. David Staack the Pioneer Natural Resources Faculty Fellow I in Mechanical Engineering in recognition of his many accomplishments and future potential. The endowed faculty fellowship appointment was effective June 1. …

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