Archives for February 2016

Posted: February 29, 2016

Dr. Xiaoning Qian, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Qian, who is also affiliated with the Texas A…

Posted: February 29, 2016

Dr. Jerald Caton, the Gulf Oil/ Thomas A. Dietz Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a service award recipient for the College of Engineering Teaching, Service and Engineering Outstanding Contribution Awards. Faculty members are nominated …

Posted: February 29, 2016

TAMU Aerospace Hyperloop Adviser: Dr. Mobile Benedict One of the most exciting and challenging aspects of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition is the fact that building something like the Hyperloop has never been done before. So while some of the engineering problems teams encounter may be solved …

Posted: February 26, 2016

Dr. Konstantinos Kakosimos, assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar, was awarded the Hutchison Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for his paper, “Example of a micro-adaptive instruction methodology for the improvement of flipp…

Posted: February 25, 2016

A team of Texas A&M University engineers has been accepted into the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which is managed by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) of Mays Business School. I-Corps™ is a set of activities and programs that prepares scientists and engineers t…

Posted: February 25, 2016

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) co-hosted a two and half-day nuclear security training workshop for the Indian academics from Feb. 10-12. The worksh…

Posted: February 25, 2016

Dr. Xia (Ben) Hu, a member of the Texas A& M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Center for Remote Health Technologies, has joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor. His research focuses on data mining and social computi…

Posted: February 25, 2016

High school students from across the state recently had the opportunity to visit Texas A&M University and gain hands-on experience with engineering during the Society of Women Engineers High School Conference. This year marked the 40th time the conference has been held at Texas A&M. The two…

Posted: February 25, 2016

Dr. Michael J. Demkowicz, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a grant to speed up the development and application of nanometallic materials (NMMs). The grant is supported by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) …

Posted: February 24, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. I. Yucel Akkutlu holder of the Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professorship in Petroleum Engineering. The endowed development professorship was effective Jan. 1. Akkutlu is an associate professor in the Harol…

Posted: February 24, 2016

Laura Byrd, Courtney Charanza, Debra Hanson and Eleanor Schuler are four of 25 individuals selected to receive the 2015-16 President’s Meritorious Service Award. All four will receive their award during a ceremony Feb. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the in the Memorial Student Center’s Bethancourt Ballroom on …

Posted: February 24, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Satish Bukkapatnam as the Barbara and Ralph Cox ’53 Faculty Fellow in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  Bukkapatnam is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and serves as director of the …

Posted: February 24, 2016

The Texas A&M Foundation recognized Dr. John Junkins, distinguished professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, as the inaugural Partner in Philanthropy Faculty Award recipient for his outstanding commitment to enhancing the efforts of fundraising. Junkins r…

Posted: February 24, 2016

Texas A&M University has been selected to join the 100Kin10 Network, a national initiative to add 100,000 top-rate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers to classrooms across America by 2021.Texas A&M is one of 49 new members recently admitted into the 280-partner n…

Posted: February 24, 2016

Dr. Roozbeh Jafari, associate professor in biomedical engineering, computer science and engineering and electrical engineering (courtesy appointment), joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University in August 2015. Jafari is the director of the Embedded Signal …

Posted: February 23, 2016

Dr. Lydia Tapia, former student from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Denise Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award at the 2015 Grace Hopper Conference in Houston. The Denise Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award is presented by the Anita Borg I…

Posted: February 23, 2016

The Professional Association for Industrial Distribution (PAID) recently hosted its annual career fair at Texas A&M University’s Hall of Champions. PAID is one of the largest student-run organizations at Texas A&M with more than 700 members. PAID was formed in 1983 to serve as a link betwee…

Posted: February 22, 2016

Sujay Shankar, a junior at A&M Consolidated High School who is working with Assistant Professor Akhilesh Gaharwar of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored with several awards at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival for his research project …

Posted: February 19, 2016

Global grand challenges facing the energy and environmental sectors are highlighted by governmental, intergovernmental and corporate entities. They hinge on concerns related to energy security, energy affordability and the generation of lower-carbon energy. Multi-scale systems engineering has …

Posted: February 19, 2016

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University was well represented at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC) in Houston. The conference, hosted by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology in partnership with the Association …

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