Archives for November 2015

Posted: May 3, 2016

UPDATE: April 28, 2016:The space technology engineered by two undergraduate students and startup company Texas Space Technology Applications and Research (T STAR) was successfully activated by Astronaut Tim Peake on board the International Space Station. The collaborative project, named STRATA, is i…

Posted: November 30, 2015

Dr. Malini Natarajarathinam, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, first became interested in FIRST LEGO League (FLL) while attending the American Society for Engineering Education conference in June. Dr. Woodie C. F…

Posted: November 25, 2015

The Master of Science in safety engineering degree, conferred by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC), has been recognized by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) as satisfying the requirements to register as a professional pro…

Posted: November 25, 2015

Dr. Wei Zhan, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, recently completed the book, Lean Six Sigma and Statistical Tools for Engineers and Engineering Managers. This book is co-authored with Dr. Xuru Ding, who is a Six …

Posted: November 24, 2015

Dehydration is the second leading cause of death in infants, but what if a simple pacifier could prevent it? Student team DeHydraTect has developed a dehydration-detecting pacifier for just this cause through Aggies Invent: Pediatric Medical Applications. Aggies Invent promotes an innovation and en…

Posted: November 24, 2015

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted 33 high school counselors at the fall Engineering High School Counselor’s Retreat on Nov. 18 and 19. Dr. Sonia Garcia, senior director of access and inclusion program in Engineering Academic and Student Affairs (EASA), organi…

Posted: November 24, 2015

The Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research, a well-established research program within the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, is partnering with another research center at Texas A&M to further new research directions needed by the petroleum industry. …

Posted: November 23, 2015

Shown above are MID students during their two on-campus residency weeks.   A graduate level, distance education course in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University has achieved a Quality Matters certification, becoming the first engineering course at Texas A&M to recei…

Posted: November 23, 2015

Gordon England, former secretary of the Navy, spoke to students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University on the importance of ethics in engineering and business. England spoke to Dr. Ben Zoghi’s Engineering Leadership – Emotional Intelligence class on Nov. 19. “He has d…

Posted: November 20, 2015

Extreme weather conditions, increased demand and changing technologies are fueling researchers to search for near-term solutions to modernize and secure the United States’ aging power grid. Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tex…

Posted: November 19, 2015

Elon Musk, the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, first challenged the engineering community with his 2013 white paper, to develop Hyperloop, a way to safely move people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, at speeds of up to 760 mph. In June of this year, SpaceX initiated a pod design competition…

Posted: November 19, 2015

Dr. M. Sam Mannan and researchers in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University were featured on the cover of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Journal. Mannan, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Connor…

Posted: November 19, 2015

Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. In order to receive the grant, Quadrifoglio had to develop a very intensive proposal. The aim of this award is to promo…

Posted: November 19, 2015

Dr. Jyhwen Wang, professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, was one of seven elected into the 2015 SME College of Fellows. SME elects fellows once a year from among the highest achievers of industry, academia and government. Only h…

Posted: November 18, 2015

Payman Dehghanian, Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was the recipient of the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industry Applications Society (IAS) Electrical Safety Prevention through Design Student Engine…

Posted: November 18, 2015

A new synthetic material that’s strong enough to fill gaps in bone while stimulating new bone growth could advance the grafting treatments needed by people suffering from bone cancer and other bone defects, says a biomedical engineer at Texas A&M University who is developing the technology.  Th…

Posted: November 18, 2015

Ernesto Valbuena, a graduate of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, won first place in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Student Paper Contest doctoral division at the 2015 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston. T…

Posted: November 18, 2015

Trudging through trails, carrying buckets laden with something so vital you dare not spill a drop. This is a situation many are not familiar with, but it is a daily reality for those regions where water would never be wasted on green lawns and potted flowers. Dedicated to providing self-sustainable …

Posted: November 16, 2015

Dr. Lewis Ntaimo, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was a member of the team that won the INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) annual award for the best group of related papers dealing with the operations research/computer science int…

Posted: November 16, 2015

Dr. Sarbajit Banerjee, an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the Rosenhain Medal and Prize by the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) for his research in new materials design. The award w…

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