Archives for February 2015

Posted: February 16, 2015

Sherry Escalante, manager of faculty services in the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering, and Holly Toschlog, business coordinator in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, are two of the 15 individuals selected to receive the 2014-15 President’s Meritorious Service A…

Posted: February 11, 2015

Texas A&M University Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Dylan Shell and Unocal Professor Dr. Nancy M. Amato co-organized the Workshop on Research Issues at the Boundary of AI and Robotics alongside Dr. Sven Koenig of the University of Southern California. The workshop was s…

Posted: February 11, 2015

Dr. Robin R. Murphy’s book, "Disaster Robotics," earned honorable mention in the Engineering & Technology category of the 2015 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards). Murphy is the Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineer…

Posted: February 11, 2015

The Dwight Look College of Engineering will participate in Texas A&M University’s annual premiere recruiting event, Aggieland Saturday, on Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house will include resource tables from each of the undergraduate programs in the Look College for prospective studen…

Posted: February 11, 2015

When the email from the Queensland Maroons rugby team hit his Inbox, Dr. Jaime Grunlan thought it was another in a long line of spam so he treated it as such. When he received it a second time he decided to open it and see why someone more than 9,000 miles away would be contacting him.  “It looked …

Posted: February 11, 2015

The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University held its annual Student Paper Contest (SPC) on Jan. 31 with the runoff competition held Feb. 7. This event is sponsored by industry donations and $46,900 was raised this year, over half of which goes back to the student…

Posted: February 9, 2015

The executive committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division has selected Dr. Sevan Goenezen as one of the four Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant recipients of $20,000. This program and award is funded by the Haythornthwaite Foundation and targets university faculty engaged in research in …

Posted: February 9, 2015

Seven nationally and internationally prominent scholars, including four who will be part of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, were inducted as Faculty Fellows of the The Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) On Friday, Jan. 30. TIAS’ primary mission is to bring renowne…

Posted: February 8, 2015

Dr. Robert H. Grubbs, 2005 Nobel Laureate and the QAPCO Chair of Polymer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) “for developments in catalysts that have enabled commercial products.” Grubbs is the Victor and Eliz…

Posted: February 6, 2015

Stephen Butler (center), manager of Texas research and development for Eastman Chemical Company, presents a check for $75,000 to Dr. M. Nazmul Karim (left), department head and chair professor II, and Dr. Benjamin Wilhite (right), associate professor.     Eastman Chemical Company of Texas City, Tex…

Posted: February 4, 2015

From Jan. 6-10, faculty from the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) joined with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to lead a four-day workshop for Indian universities focused on advanced nuclear security topics on the campus of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in …

Posted: February 4, 2015

BP named The Maroon COG the winner of the Texas A&M University Ultimate Field Trip (UFT) Competition Campus Finals, an annual competition that asks university students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to solve a real-world global energy challenge…

Posted: February 4, 2015

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Christodoulas Floudas holder of the Erle Nye ’59 Chair Professorship for Engineering Excellence. The endowed professorship appointment was effective Feb. 1.  Floudas is the director of the Texas A&M Energy Instit…

Posted: February 4, 2015

Dr. Jennifer L. Welch, Regents Professor and Chevron Professor II in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is the editor of the ACM SIGACT News distributed computing column. Welch succeeds Professor Idit Keidar of the Israel Institute of Technology who held …

Posted: February 4, 2015

Dr. N.K. Anand and Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud were named recipients of The Texas A&M University System’s Regents Professor Award and Regents Fellow Service Award, respectively. Both Anand and Briaud will be formally honored Wednesday (Feb. 11) at a banquet in the Bethancourt Ballroom of the Memorial…

Posted: February 4, 2015

GeoTrooper, a project created by Dr. Tracy Hammond that addresses the complex difficulties of navigation and assembly for paratroopers on the drop zone, is featured in a video released through Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet. Hammond is an associate professor in the Department of Computer …

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