Archives for March 2016

Posted: March 31, 2016

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) presented Awards for Excellence in Retention as part of the Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Pre-Conference on Retention and Transition on March 30. Mountain View Colleg…

Posted: March 30, 2016

Research shows that America desperately needs professionals specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to expand and advance its economy and society. Currently less than 15 percent of engineers are women. To reverse this statistic, maintaining enthusiasm in science, tech…

Posted: March 29, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. David Ford the Beavers Charitable Trust/William F. Urban ’41 Professor in Construction Engineering and Management in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering in recognition of his exceptional record as a researcher and …

Posted: March 29, 2016

Dr. Xia Hu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is collaborating with Arizona State University and Yahoo! to understand user behavior on social media platforms by developing novel data mining algorithms. These predictions are not ba…

Posted: March 29, 2016

You’ve seen them in futuristic science fiction movies for decades, but the reality is that unmanned vehicles are just around the corner, quite literally. Fully automated vehicles are expected to hit the roads as early as 2018. In the meantime, you might catch the Zachry Department of Civil Engineeri…

Posted: March 29, 2016

Ania Kimberly Kaminski ‘’07, a former student of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, is currently in her eighth year at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  She worked for six years in the Technical Support Division designing, installing and maintaining Un…

Posted: March 28, 2016

Zhaokai Meng, graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the 2016 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research – Doctoral. Meng, who is working as a research assistant in the…

Posted: March 28, 2016

When Andrew Salazar took the stage during this year’s Spark Conference, he was prepared but nervous. More than 200 students filled the Bethancourt Ballroom at Texas A&M University and all eyes were on the freshman engineering student. A year before he had been one of the many faces in the audie…

Posted: March 28, 2016

A new method for manipulating the gel-like environments that house stem cells could help researchers direct the growth of these versatile cells into bone, tendon, tissue or other specific lineages, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineer who has developed the approach. Working with coll…

Posted: March 28, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Partha Mukherjee the Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in recognition of his accomplishments and future potential. The endowed faculty fellowship is effective April 1. Mukherj…

Posted: March 28, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Anastasia Muliana the Cain Faculty Fellow I in Mechanical Engineering in recognition of her accomplishments and future potential. The endowed faculty fellowship is effective April 1. Mulliana is a professor in mechanical…

Posted: March 28, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Bryan Rasmussen the Leland T. Jordan Career Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in recognition of his accomplishments and future potential. The endowed professorship is effective April 1. Ra…

Posted: March 24, 2016

Amy Bolon, doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Buck Weirus Spirit Award, one of the highest awards a student can earn at Texas A&M. “I am honored to receive this award and will strive to continue to work hard and …

Posted: March 24, 2016

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) program is designed to challenge engineers during a seven-week business boot camp in an effort to help foster entrepreneurship and the commercialization of technology. Engineers participate in a set of activities and programs that are ai…

Posted: March 24, 2016

In 1989 Chuck Hull changed product design and manufacturing processes when he introduced the world to 3-D printing technology.  Hull was seeking to develop a low-cost manufacturing process that could be used in the modeling of prototypes and commercial products. The first item he manufactured was a…

Posted: March 23, 2016

Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal and CEO of Affirm, recently visited the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. Levchin met with departmental student organization leaders and shared experiences from his undergraduate career and other bumps and triumphs along the…

Posted: March 23, 2016

With more devices connected to the internet, homes have become smarter. It’s possible for a refrigerator to send shopping reminders, and to control the lights or thermostat while away from home. But as the things around us become smarter, there is a growing need to ensure that they also become safer…

Posted: March 22, 2016

Three engineering faculty members are among 24 faculty and staff members who have been selected to receive the 2016 Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Melissa A. Grunlan from the Department of Biomedical Engineering was selected for teaching…

Posted: March 22, 2016

Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the François-Xavier Bagnoud Vertical Flight Award by the American Helicopter Society (AHS). This award, created in 1992 and first known as the AHS Director’s A…

Posted: March 22, 2016

Richard Coffman, associate professor at the University of Arkansas, presented on remote sensing for geotechnics on March 11 to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering’s Geo-Institute student chapter. His visit was funded by the SEC Travel Grant.  Coffman's visit aimed at establishing further res…

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