Archives for December 2015

Posted: December 24, 2015

During the fall 2015 semester multiple courses in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University enhanced industry focused experiential learning by inviting industry representatives to speak to students. Topics discussed included trends, challenges a…

Posted: December 23, 2015

A group of close to 80 students from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, visited Purvis Industries in Houston as a part of their Distributor Informational Management (IDIS 344) class.  Purvis is one of the nation’s largest independent who…

Posted: December 22, 2015

Dr. Hong Liang, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to serve on the executive editorial board as the North American regional editor for the Institute of Physics’ (IOP), Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties Journal (STMP). As t…

Posted: December 22, 2015

More than 125 students from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University visited Womack Machine Supply Co. in Dallas in October as part of their Manufacturer Distributor Relations (IDIS 340) class. This class includes an industry project, which cul…

Posted: December 21, 2015

The Dwight Look College of Engineering’s Engineering Honors program has selected 18 engineering honors students for its inaugural executive committee.  The Engineering Honors program provides students the opportunity to interact with other high achieving students and with honors faculty, creating a…

Posted: December 18, 2015

Payman Dehghanian, Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2015 Aggies Commit Fellowship from the Texas A&M Graduate and Professional Student Council. Of the 10 recipients of the award, Dehghanian was the only engineering …

Posted: December 18, 2015

The Aerospace Vehicle Systems Institute (AVSI), a center in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, successfully achieved a worldwide radio frequency spectrum allocation for wireless avionics at the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), held in Geneva, Switzerland. Seven years of effo…

Posted: December 17, 2015

Because the petroleum industry is international in scope and serves a worldwide need for energy, it is vital to expose students in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University to other cultures. One way is through Texas A&M sponsored study abroad programs led …

Posted: December 16, 2015

Mahdi Imani, Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a finalist paper award at the 49th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers 2015. Imani, whose advisor and co-author is Dr. Ulisses Braga-Neto, won the award for hi…

Posted: December 16, 2015

Yashwant Prakash Vyas, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received numerous awards and honors for his academic and leadership roles. Vyas participated in the 9th Annual Brazos Valley World Fest where he won the culture display booth co…

Posted: December 15, 2015

Dr. Christodoulos A. Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Erle Nye ’59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Elec…

Posted: December 15, 2015

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University recently held a former student outreach event at Aggie Park in San Antonio. Current members of the department’s Industry Advisory Council (IAC) hosted the event. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of the Dwight Look Coll…

Posted: December 14, 2015

Karl Hedrick, a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), will join the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Hedrick, who will begin his tenure in July, will serve as a Texas A…

Posted: December 13, 2015

Dr. Nancy M. Amato was named a recipient of The Texas A&M University System’s Regents Professor Award. Amato is the Unocal Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, senior director of Engineering Honors Programs, co-coordinator of the computer science and engineering trac…

Posted: December 11, 2015

Dr. Haiyan Wang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was one of three Texas A&M University professors named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers…

Posted: December 11, 2015

Laughter and excited chatter could be heard throughout the hallways of Thompson Hall recently as the first Howdy Jr. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Expo kicked off. More than 200 children, parents, faculty, staff and volunteers attended the event. Jr. FLL (for ages 6 through 9) allows children to use thei…

Posted: December 11, 2015

The writing was on the wall for Alexandria Howard whether she knew it or not. As a small child with a keen interest in astronomy, solving puzzles and building things with her hands, the Texas A&M University senior was destined to become an aerospace engineer. The newly appointed chief coordinat…

Posted: December 9, 2015

Students and faculty from Texas A&M University will be well represented at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Weekend at Texas A&M. All seven hyperloop design teams have been invited to the weekend competition hosted by Texas A&M Jan. 29-30. The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Weekend will pro…

Posted: December 9, 2015

Students from Texas A&M University and The University of Sydney in Australia participated in the Aerial International Robotic Racing of Unmanned Systems (AIRUS) where teams were able to successfully demonstrate remote piloting of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) more than 8,000 miles away. Pi…

Posted: December 9, 2015

Several graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University received a Best Project Poster award at the Power System Engineering Research Center (PSERC) Industry Advisory Board meeting. Tamara Becejac, Payman Dehghanian, Ahad Esmaeilian, Cheng Qian…

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