Archives for September 2015

Posted: September 30, 2015

The Professional Association for Industrial Distribution (PAID) recently hosted its annual career fair at Texas A&M University’s Memorial Student Center.  PAID is one of the largest student-run organizations at Texas A&M with more than 600 members. PAID was formed in 1983 to serve as a li…

Posted: September 30, 2015

Sayyeda Marziya Hasan, graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has earned top honors at the 2015 BioInterface Workshop and Symposium for her research poster detailing the development of radiopaque shape memory polymer (SMP) nanocomposites for use in …

Posted: September 30, 2015

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has received the Research for Undergraduates (REU) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Over a period of three years, the $365,000 grant will enable the department to offer research experiences in multiscale…

Posted: September 30, 2015

Juseok Bae, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Student Challenge Award at the 2015 European Microwave Week (EuMW), the premier RF and microwave event in Europe. The Student Challenge is an opportunity for undergraduate, gradu…

Posted: September 30, 2015

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ivan Damnjanovic the J.L. “Corky” Frank/Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC Faculty Fellow in the Dwight Look College of Engineering in recognition of his accomplishments and future potential. The endowed faculty fellowship ap…

Posted: September 30, 2015

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has selected Melanie Bell as chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Council. “I’m excited to lead the advisory council this year,” Bell said. “Giving back to Texas A&M is something that has always bee…

Posted: September 29, 2015

Terry Leeper, a former student of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to lead the new Amazon corporate office in Austin, Texas. The office currently employs more than 165 full-time people with plans for expansion in the near future. In additi…

Posted: September 28, 2015

Dr. Daniel Ragsdale, professor of practice in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently inducted into the ESPN Fan Hall of Fame. As a retired colonel from the U.S. Army, Ragsdale was selected because of his notable passion and energy at Army athlet…

Posted: September 26, 2015

Dr. Nancy Amato, Unocal professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, served as the program committee chair for the 2015 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) held in Seattle. Four additional computer science and engineering repres…

Posted: September 26, 2015

The Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Texas A&M University recently held a career fair and poster competition at the fall recruiting event. More than 300 CSE students attended to learn about the 21 IAP members and engage with the …

Posted: September 24, 2015

Standing on the upper deck of Reed Arena during this year’s Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) Career Fair, Andrew West looked down at the thousands of students below — each hoping to make a good impression on an industry representative. As SEC president, this event was the culmination of months of wo…

Posted: September 24, 2015

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University is ranked No. 2 in Value Colleges’ Top 50 Best Value Engineering Programs of 2015. “This report confirms what we already knew,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “Not only is Texas A&M a Top 10 Engineer…

Posted: September 23, 2015

Friends and colleagues of James J. Cain ’51 gathered to remember him as a great friend and mentor of Texas A&M University during a memorial service held to honor the Texas A&M graduate. Cain’s long-term commitment to the mechanical engineering department included over 30 years of gifts, and…

Posted: September 23, 2015

A new lightweight, energy-efficient tool for analyzing a material’s chemical makeup could improve the detection abilities of various technologies, ranging from bomb-detecting drones to space rovers searching for signs of life, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineer who is part of the te…

Posted: September 23, 2015

Brandon Sweeney and Blake Teipel, Ph.D. students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, were selected as winners at the 2015 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Symposium’s inaugural Student Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition in Atlanta. A total of 14 teams par…

Posted: September 23, 2015

Maura Cadigan, a third-year aerospace engineering honors student, recently became the first Aggie to participate in Stanford University’s U.S.- Russia Forum — a program that aims to bring together the brightest students in the U.S. and Russia to collaborate on research. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana, …

Posted: September 23, 2015

Dr. Arum Han, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop brain-on-a-chip for drug development against neurological disorders. Organs-on-chips are microfluidic cell…

Posted: September 23, 2015

Dr. Sheng-Jen ("Tony") Hsieh, professor and director of the Rockwell Automation Laboratory in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, was named Honorary International Chair professor by National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech) i…

Posted: September 22, 2015

Peer Teacher Central (PTC) within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has been renovated and is ready for student use. The renovation includes glass walls to enclose PTC as well as new computers and furnishings. The open space design allows for collaborati…

Posted: September 22, 2015

A team of four graduate students and two advisers, part of the Hydraulic Fracture Conductivity and Rock Mechanics Research Group in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, traveled to Williston, North Dakota to witness firsthand an in-field multi-stage fract…

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