Archives for August 2015

Posted: August 19, 2015

Texas A&M University has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for graduate training and research. Texas A&M is one of only 10 institutions recognized nationwide with the award, out of approximately 200 proposals that were received by the NSF for the cur…

Posted: August 19, 2015

Vladislav Yakovlev Arum Han A team of researchers led by Vladislav Yakovlev, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Arum Han, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a Major R…

Posted: August 18, 2015

Three graduate students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University were recently awarded Mills Scholarships. The students, John Blake, Askarali Karimov and Gang Zhao, will use the $5,000 scholarships to pursue water-related research. Blake’s proposed research will inv…

Posted: August 17, 2015

Answering the nation’s call for viable solutions to its energy and manufacturing needs requires the input and collaboration of experts from a variety of disciplines. Those experts were on the Texas A&M University campus Monday (Aug. 17) as part of the Council on Competitiveness’ dialogue series.…

Posted: August 14, 2015

Six members of the Women in Nuclear chapter at Texas A&M University were recently selected to attend the annual Women In Nuclear (WIN) National Conference on a travel scholarship. It is the highest number of scholarship winners for the conference in the chapter’s history. “The basis of the co…

Posted: August 14, 2015

With a successful first year behind it, the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted its second group of high school students for CampBUILD, a project-based summer camp full of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) application and collaborative envi…

Posted: August 13, 2015

Dr. Ulisses Braga-Neto and Dr. Edward Dougherty, professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, published a book titled Error Estimation for Pattern Recognition. The book is the first book devoted entirely to the topic of classifier error estimation…

Posted: August 12, 2015

The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program will hold its final competition on board the International Space Station (ISS) at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Friday (Aug. 14). The Zero Robotics (ZR) program is a programming competition where SPHERES satellites (robots) inside the ISS are c…

Posted: August 11, 2015

The Aggie Drilling Research Group (ADR), headed by Dr. Jerome Schubert, has recently completed the construction of a new dual gradient drilling lab located in the University Services Building. The equipment is currently set up to model a deepwater dual gradient riser/subsea pump/return line system u…

Posted: August 11, 2015

Dr. James Kaihatu, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Center for Teaching Excellence Curriculum Fellow. Kaihatu was selected in recognition of his exceptional leadership in the area of curricular redesign and in appreciatio…

Posted: August 11, 2015

Dr. César Malavé, professor and holder of the Sugar and Mike Barnes Department Chair in the Department Industrial Systems and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) General Academic Institutions Formula Advisory Committe…

Posted: August 10, 2015

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first part of the 2015 Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS) for Indian university faculty and students at Texas A&M University June 20-30. The NSTS is sponsored by the U.…

Posted: August 10, 2015

John Doucet ’81 has been appointed as the chair of the advisory council for the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, while David Zachry ’85 will serve as co-chair. Doucet graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s in civil engineering, and spent the early years of…

Posted: August 8, 2015

Two labs in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will be awarded competitive Microsoft Surface Hub Research grants. The Sketch Recognition Lab and Interface Ecology Lab are two of only 10 awardees selected in the worldwide competition. Both labs will receiv…

Posted: August 8, 2015

Three computer science and engineering REU students were recognized for their research posters at the 2015 Summer Institute on Flooding hosted by the Center for Emergency Informatics. Julia Proft, Matt Hegarty and Abygail McMilan were recognized for having the best research posters out of 10 partic…

Posted: August 6, 2015

Dr. Diego Donzis, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was the keynote speaker at the first annual Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium held recently in Boulder, Colorado. Donzis spoke on extreme events in turbulence: scaling and di…

Posted: August 6, 2015

Dr. Ramesh Talreja, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named the 2013 winner of the Scala Award by the executive council of the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM). With the award comes the privilege of using the title World F…

Posted: August 6, 2015

“During my 87 years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.”-- Bernard Mannes Baruch (1870-1965) Head of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission…

Posted: August 5, 2015

Salar Zabihi-Siabil, a graduate student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, won first place in the Young Professionals and Students Pavement Challenge at the 9th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA9) held in Washington, D.C., May 18-21. …

Posted: August 5, 2015

Halliburton has given a gift of $5 million to the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University to establish the Halliburton Engineering Global Program, which will provide students with international experiences so that they are better prepared to work and succeed in a changing glob…

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