Archives for November 2015

Posted: November 16, 2015

The Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) will co-direct a new, national effort to develop a Big Data Regional Innovation Hub serving 16 Southern states and the District of Columbia. Texas A&M University is a partner suppor…

Posted: November 13, 2015

Saurav Agarwal, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2015 Roberto Padovani Scholarship from Qualcomm in recognition of his exemplary contributions toward Qualcomm’s research efforts in robotics while participating as an intern. Eight…

Posted: November 12, 2015

Dr. Francisco Olivera, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was appointed Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). A prestigious honor held by fewer than 3.5 percent of ASCE members, ASCE Fellows are identified as having made…

Posted: November 12, 2015

Dr. Jun Zou, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). Zou’s election to Seni…

Posted: November 12, 2015

The first cohort of students admitted into the Zachry Leadership Program was honored with a reception Nov. 9 at Kyle Field. All 32 students were in attendance, along with M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering, John Zachry, Zachry Group Chairman & CEO, as well …

Posted: November 12, 2015

Dr. Karan Watson, provost and executive vice president of Texas A&M University, has been appointed an ABET Fellow for her significant contributions to the organization. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of …

Posted: November 12, 2015

A group of undergraduate students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University won the Consortium for the Advancement of Shape Memory Alloy Research and Technology (CASMART) Student Design Challenge. Cullen Eckhert, Kelli Pickett, Hannah Stroud, Kanika Gakhar and Tyler Fi…

Posted: November 12, 2015

Robyn Woollands, Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the John V. Breakwell award for travel to the 2015 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference in Vail, Colorado. Woollands was one of four students to receive the award. The award of $1…

Posted: November 11, 2015

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized recently at the 11th Annual Aggie 100 program, and several businesses owned by graduates of the Dwight Look College of Engineering were among the winners. Sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entreprene…

Posted: November 11, 2015

Four Texas A&M University engineering students have been named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), a program to empower students to help their peers gain an entrepreneurial mindset and creative confidence. Brendan Cooper, Jean…

Posted: November 11, 2015

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University recently recognized the 2015 recipients of its Distinguished Graduate Award. The award was established to recognize and honor former students who have excelled in the civil engineering profession, highlighting their significant c…

Posted: November 9, 2015

Sydney Williams, an undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, will be the first student to receive a minor degree in materials science and engineering. Williams will graduate with a bachelor’s degree this fall. The Department of Materials Science…

Posted: November 6, 2015

Dr. Jerald A. Caton, Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently completed the book, “An Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycle Simulations for Internal Combustion Engines.” The book provides an introduction to basic thermodynami…

Posted: November 6, 2015

This past summer, students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University journeyed to Spain, marking the 10th consecutive year the department has been involved in the study abroad trip. Dr. Luciana Barroso and Dr. Francisco Olivera led the trip on the civil engineering…

Posted: November 6, 2015

Dr. Hae-Kwon Jeong, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his team’s research was spotlighted in the October issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Jeong’s article, “Heteroepitaxially-grown Zeolitic Imidazolate …

Posted: November 6, 2015

Exosent Engineering was ranked 17th in the 2015 Aggie 100 which identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world. Exosent, which had a compound annual growth of 87 percent from 2012 through 2014, is led by Dr. Andrew Duggleby ‘02, former …

Posted: November 6, 2015

Graduate students from the Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) program at Texas A&M University recently visited Singapore and Malaysia. The 70 students are working professionals from various channels, each with an average of 13 years of work experience. The visit was part of the Global Distr…

Posted: November 6, 2015

Steven Parks, a graduate student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently promoted to lieutenant commander in the United States Navy. Parks graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2004 with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering. Parks j…

Posted: November 5, 2015

Dr. Pushkar Lele, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, had his paper in the area of biofluid dynamics published in the 11th volume of Nature Physics. His research shows that although the flagellated bacterium Caulobacter crescentus exhibits identical forward …

Posted: November 4, 2015

Dr. J.N. Reddy, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. Reddy is being recognized for his lifetime contributions to research and education in engineering, and his profound impa…

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