Archives for October 2014

Posted: November 7, 2014

(Above) Model of sieve separating the target molecule, hepcidin, from compounds found in complex bodily fluids. Dr. Hung-Jen Wu, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, connects industrial processes of membrane separation and molecular sieve technology to identify…

Posted: October 31, 2014

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University gets many requests from companies — who may or may not be members of our Industrial Affiliate Program — interested in hiring our students. This interest led us to contact Former Student Career Services (FSCS) for informat…

Posted: October 31, 2014

Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, holder of the McFerrin Professorship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). El-Halwagi will receive the official pin and plaque at the AIChE …

Posted: October 30, 2014

When Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, made his first trip to the U.S. this week, Texas A&M was the first public university he visited. "Texas A&M is known globally as a university having very high technology including in the area of nuclear sci…

Posted: October 30, 2014

Photo courtesy of Phillips 66 Company ©     Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering has accepted a $1 million contribution from Phillips 66, a growing energy manufacturing and logistics company. The donation to the Texas A&M Foundation will support the university’s new E…

Posted: October 30, 2014

Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) has identified nine ways robots can protect Ebola workers. Murphy also cautions that military and civilian robots often do not direct…

Posted: October 30, 2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Texas A&M University received two prestigious awards during the SWE annual conference, WE14, which was held recently in Los Angeles. The Texas A&M chapter received the Outstanding Collegiate Section Award and the Outreach Event/Series Award.  The Coll…

Posted: October 30, 2014

The Texas A&M University Department of Computer Science and Engineering sent 21 students, including four male students, to the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC).  GHC is the largest conference for women in computing in the world. This year the conference to…

Posted: October 30, 2014

TAMUHack, a new student run organization in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, hosted its very first hackathon Oct. 24-25. The event, which was named after the organization, included almost 400 students from all over the country, including many who had ne…

Posted: October 29, 2014

Dr. Valerie E. Taylor spoke about the recent partnership between The Texas A&M University System and IBM at the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable meeting on October 15, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. "The Big Data Revolution: What Does It Mean for …

Posted: October 29, 2014

Dr. Hamid Toliyat, Raytheon Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University received the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Nikola Tesla Award. The Nikola Tesla Award is given for outstanding contributions to the gene…

Posted: October 29, 2014

Dr. B. Don Russell, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Distinguished Member by the Council of Large Electric Power Systems (CIGRE). The award was presented in Washington, D.C. at the annual meeting of the United States Com…

Posted: October 29, 2014

Current statistics indicate over 900 mobile apps are created daily. Aashish Priye, a Ph.D. student studying chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, and Nan Shi, who earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M, have created apps that are more than just statistics.  Priye's …

Posted: October 28, 2014

Sravani Nuti has been named recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Engineering Master's Graduate Student Award. This award is presented to a graduate student who demonstrates exceptional achievement and overall performance. The award will be presented to Nuti during the upcoming Dwight Look College …

Posted: October 24, 2014

The Department of Mechanical Engineering  hosted its 2014 Donor Recognition & Scholarship/Fellowship Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station. The event was attended by the department's distinguished donors, student award recipients, and their guests. St…

Posted: October 24, 2014

Dr. Lewis Ntaimo, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized by the Journal of Global Optimization (JOGO) for having one of the top five papers published in the journal during the proceeding year.  Ntaimo’s article, “…

Posted: October 23, 2014

The first all-Aggie Engineering Tailgate is slated for Nov. 15, three hours prior to the kickoff of the Texas A&M vs. Missouri football game. The tailgate, which will feature food, giveaways and a carnival, will be held on the lawn north of the Zachry Engineering Center (indoors if it rains) on …

Posted: October 23, 2014

Sophomore students are familiar with the demands of an engineering academic schedule; now their focus turns to gaining professional skills and learning about various resources beyond the classroom. To aid them in their efforts, the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s Engineering Academic and Stude…

Posted: October 23, 2014

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized recently at the 10th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indica…

Posted: October 22, 2014

In the microelectronics world, the military and private sectors alike need solutions to technologic challenges. Dr. Mustafa Akbulut, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, and two students are leading a project funded by DARPA to create thermal interface materi…

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