Archives for May 2015

Posted: May 12, 2015

At its May 11 meeting the Texas A&M University Faculty Senate elected Dr. Walter Daugherity, senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for the 2015-2016 academic year. Previously Daugherity served as the Speaker of the Texas …

Posted: May 12, 2015

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Kate Gleason Medal for Leadership in Engineering Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The award, which was presented to Banks during a ceremony on May 7, was established …

Posted: May 12, 2015

Nineteen students from the Sketch Recognition Lab, directed by CSE Associate Professor Dr. Tracy Anne Hammond, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering received ten awards for their research comprised of a myriad of projects from digitizing sketch-based neuropsychology tests to putting …

Posted: May 12, 2015

Dr. Robin Autenrieth, department head and A.P. and Florence Wiley Professor III in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, is pleased to announce John Barton, deputy executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), as professor of practice for the…

Posted: May 12, 2015

Mr. Bob Nichols, longtime executive at Freese and Nichols and graduate of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, passed away Friday, May 8 in Arlington, Texas. Mr. Nichols graduated from A&M with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. He was with …

Posted: May 12, 2015

Students and faculty from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) visited the Texas A&M University Nuclear Science Center (NSC) and participated in a field detection exercise at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Disaster City facility. It was the second visit to Texas…

Posted: May 11, 2015

Five faculty members from the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University were recognized by the Dwight Look College of Engineering at an awards banquet May 6 for honors they have recently received.  Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, associate professor and holder of the Willi…

Posted: May 11, 2015

Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University and holder of the McFerrin Professorship, has pursued the study of issues surrounding sustainability for nearly three decades. The interplay of water and energy, especially as it r…

Posted: May 11, 2015

Duncan Maitland, the Stewart & Stevenson Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the 2015 Innovation Award, presented by Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization (TTC). The award recognizes individuals whose researc…

Posted: May 8, 2015

Texas A&M University Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Jeff Huang has been selected by the Scientific Committee of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) to participate in the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Only the 200 most qualified young researchers are granted…

Posted: May 7, 2015

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2015 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented Faculty Awards, Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employ…

Posted: May 7, 2015

A team of three undergraduates, including two from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the “Deep Space, Deep Ocean Student Award for Excellence,” for its research poster at the Deep Space, Deep Ocean forum hosted by Aramco. The Texas A&M team, organized by th…

Posted: May 7, 2015

With two years of intense planning and dedication, the 2015 ANS student conference was successfully executed April 9-11. The conference theme was “Powering Tomorrow Together,” and aimed to highlight the growing globalization of the nuclear and health physics industries. The conference provided atten…

Posted: May 7, 2015

The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) celebrated the graduation of its 2015 fellows with a symposium and graduation ceremony at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The annual symposium offers GNEII fellows an opportunity to share the results of their study…

Posted: May 7, 2015

Joshua Lockhart, a junior in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the 2015 Region 5 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Academic Improvement Scholarship. Lockhart, who is the secretary for the Texas A&M chapter of NSBE, received the a…

Posted: May 7, 2015

Texas A&M University at Qatar graduated more than 100 engineers at its spring commencement exercise Thursday (7 May) evening at the Ceremonial Court at Education City.  The ceremony celebrated the branch campus’ new spring graduates with approximately 105 degrees across four engineering disci…

Posted: May 6, 2015

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Timothy Jacobs as the Steve Brauer, Jr. ’02 Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering. The endowed faculty fellowship was effective May 1. Jacobs is an associate professor and the undergraduate program director in mec…

Posted: May 6, 2015

Dr. Yue Kuo, Dow Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was the recipient of the Gordon E. Moore Medal from the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Kuo was also appointed the vice president of ECS.  Regarding his continued involvement in the organ…

Posted: May 6, 2015

To discuss challenges in evaluating smart grid solutions including metrics, testing, certification, modeling and simulation, and testbeds, the third Smart Grid Workshop organized by the Smart Grid Center (SGC) was held on April 21. The workshop included invited talks by Kenneth Mercado (senior v…

Posted: May 4, 2015

Undergraduate students in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering were members of two multidisciplinary teams that competed in the 2015 Engineering Project Showcase at Reed Arena May 1. One of the teams won first place in two separate categories. The team earned the first place prize …

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