Archives for February 2015

Posted: February 27, 2015

Twelve individuals from around the nation attended a graduate student invitational in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, where they learned first-hand about the program and had opportunities to meet and consult with faculty and students. The attendees …

Posted: February 27, 2015

Dr. Christodoulos Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Erle Nye ’59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence, was awarded the Constantin Caratheodory Prize by the International Society of Global Optimization (iSoGO) in a presentation at the World Congress on Global Optim…

Posted: February 25, 2015

Faculty and students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Texas A&M University recently participated in the top joint conference in the world for artificial intelligence research. The AAAI Twenty-Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2015) co-located with …

Posted: February 24, 2015

A Texas A&M University-led research effort aimed at treating potentially fatal brain aneurysms by filling them with polymer foams has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the goal of beginning human trials by 2018.  The three-year grant, which is sup…

Posted: February 24, 2015

Dr. Daniel A. Jiménez, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been included in the High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) Hall of Fame for having seven papers in the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer A…

Posted: February 24, 2015

Dr. Jeff Huang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was chosen by the Google Faculty Research Awards Program as a recipient of financial support for his proposal, "Scalable and Practical Debugging Techniques for Large Concurrent Soft…

Posted: February 20, 2015

Mikayla Barry always knew she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, but the undergraduate biomedical engineering major had no idea she would be helping develop a potentially life-saving technology so soon after embarking upon her academic career at Texas A&M University. Merely a year…

Posted: February 18, 2015

Amy and John Doucet of Dripping Springs, Texas, have recently made two contributions to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. The first establishes the Herman M. Giesen ‘49/ Amy ’82 and John ’81 Doucet Scholarship in Civil Engineering with their gift to the Texas A&M Foundation. Distributi…

Posted: February 18, 2015

Ryan Morton, a senior technical safety engineer with Anadarko Petroleum, became the first individual to receive the master’s degree in safety engineering through the distance learning program at Texas A&M University. The degree is administered by Dr. Sam Mannan, director of the Mary Kay O’Conno…

Posted: February 18, 2015

The Dwight Look College of Engineering participated in Aggieland Saturday, the premier open house event for prospective, current, and former students and their families hosted by the Texas A&M University Office of Admissions on Feb. 14, 2015. This year’s event welcomed approximately 12,000 visi…

Posted: February 18, 2015

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University in partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) recently hosted more than 140 high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers from across Texas at the eighth annual Engineering…

Posted: February 18, 2015

Dr. Christodoulos Floudas was recognized Tuesday, Feb. 17, by Governor Greg Abbott at the 2015 State of the State Address in Austin, Texas, before a joint session of the Texas House and Senate. Floudas was welcomed to the event by Abbott and introduced for his leadership of the Texas A&M Energy …

Posted: February 17, 2015

Alyssa Michalke, a junior ocean engineering major in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, has been selected as the leader of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets for the 2015-16 school year. Michalke's selection marks the first time in Texas A&M's 139-year history that a woman wil…

Posted: February 17, 2015

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University has been awarded a contract to support Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) such as the AggiE-Challenge program. The contract is part of the $5 million grant awarded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to the VIP U…

Posted: February 17, 2015

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University is honoring Dr. Richard Furuta with the Charles W. Crawford Service Award*. He is among three College of Engineering faculty members receiving the award this year for his significant contributions to the college during the past five …

Posted: February 17, 2015

William J. and William R. Winkelmann have established the William J. ’73 and William R. ’09 Winkelmann Endowed Scholarship with their gift to the Texas A&M Foundation. Funds from this endowment will provide scholarships to undergraduate students in civil engineering. William J. “Bill” Winkelman…

Posted: February 17, 2015

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup was named a 2015 Fellow by the Computer History Museum for his invention of the C++ programming language. As stated in his award recognition, “C++ revolutionized the software industry by enabl…

Posted: February 16, 2015

Tom and Diane Fisher have created the Diane P. and Thomas E. Fisher ’66 Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering. This scholarship, established through the Texas A&M Foundation, will benefit undergraduate students pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Tom Fisher graduated from Texas A&M…

Posted: February 16, 2015

Delesicca McCradic Brooks ’85 has established the Ollie and Etta Henigan Scholarship, named in honor of her grandparents, with her gift to the Texas A&M Foundation. Full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in chemical engineering will be eligible for this scholarship. Brooks earned he…

Posted: February 16, 2015

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recently announced the recipients for the 2014-15 College of Engineering Teaching, Service and Contribution Awards. Five individuals received the teaching awards, three received the service awards and four received the contribution aw…

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