Archives for April 2016

Posted: April 29, 2016

Eight computer science and engineering students received recognition for their research during Texas A&M University’s 2016 Student Research Week (SRW). Zachary Varnadore placed first in the undergraduate math, statistics, computer science division for his poster, which was based on a portion of…

Posted: April 29, 2016

Dr. Nancy M. Amato, Unocal Professor and Regents Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was honored with the 2015 Distinguished Educator Award from the University of Illinois, where she received her Ph.D. in computer science. This award is prese…

Posted: April 29, 2016

Drs. Zachary Grasley and Mary Beth Hueste of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University received awards at the spring 2016 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Grasley, associate professor and the Peter C. Forster …

Posted: April 29, 2016

Dr. César O. Malavé, professor and holder of the Sugar and Mike Barnes Department Head Chair in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named the new dean and chief operating officer (COO) at Texas A&M University at Qatar is. Malavé’s appointmen…

Posted: April 29, 2016

Dr. Mark Kimber, assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, is working to make advanced thermal reactors safer by establishing trusted uncertainty guidelines regarding advanced reactor turbulent mixing processes. “The overall goal of this project is th…

Posted: April 28, 2016

Dr. William Schneider, Zachry Professor of Engineering Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was spotlighted in a recent article, “This Expandable Structure Could Become the Future of Living in Space” for Smithsonian Magazine. The article opines emerging …

Posted: April 28, 2016

The inaugural Smart Grid Student Symposium is scheduled for Friday (April 29) in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University. This student-led symposium will provide a forum to discuss valuable lessons learned from the fourth annual Smart Grid Workshop organized around the theme “Smart …

Posted: April 28, 2016

Three Texas A&M University engineering students were honored at the Distinguished Graduate Student Awards ceremony April 25. The students honored were Trevor Jon Terrill (mechanical engineering), Jaskirat Singh Batra (electrical and computer engineering); and Zhaokai Meng (biomedical engineering…

Posted: April 27, 2016

Prerna Jain, graduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, won second place in the Engineering and Architecture subject area at the university’s annual Student Research Week (SRW) event. Jain’s research is supported by the Mary Kay O’Connor Pr…

Posted: April 27, 2016

Dr. Diego Gómez-Gualdrón, former graduate student of materials science and engineering at Texas A&M University, has accepted an assistant professor position at Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Colorado School of Mines.Gómez-Gualdrón received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemic…

Posted: April 27, 2016

Ahad Esmaeilian, Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Student Research Grant provided by American Public Power Association. The DEED program is dedicated to im…

Posted: April 27, 2016

Four seniors in the Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University assembled individual strengths under a team identity — DVDT — to undertake a capstone project that was effectively launched into outer space on April 9 from   Hillsboro Airport in Hil…

Posted: April 27, 2016

The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored six alumni during the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Honor Award were Stuart R. Bell ’79, president, The University of Alabama; Greg C. Garland ’80, chairman and CEO, Phillips 66; J. Stephen Rot…

Posted: April 27, 2016

Tamara Becejac, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a travel grant to participate in the 2016 IEEE Woman In Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Conference (ILC). Becejac was among only five recipients nationwide to re…

Posted: April 26, 2016

The elevator pitch, a short, easily understandable description of a project that instantly attracts interest and support, is a skill that can be perfected with practice and is not sufficiently covered in graduate curriculum. Texas A&M University’s Materials Advantage chapter offered an opportun…

Posted: April 26, 2016

For the first time, a robust, low-cost and portable technology deployed using drones can be used to monitor and control infectious disease outbreaks in remote locations, says Texas A&M University researcher, Dr. Victor Ugaz, who has built the instrument. By eliminating the need for samples colle…

Posted: April 26, 2016

A Texas A&M University engineering student’s passion for rock climbing may lead to a new innovation in the field. Mack Ragland pitched his idea for light-up rocks for rock wall climbing and took home the top prize in the U-Ignite Video Competition. U-Ignite allows students to showcase their cre…

Posted: April 26, 2016

Brent Bielefeldt, graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Science, Mathematics, & Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship through the Department of Defense (DoD). The SMART Fellowship is a highly competitive scholarship for…

Posted: April 26, 2016

Dr. Reza Langari, J.R. Thompson Department Head Chair of the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution and professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented an invited lecture at Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Mich…

Posted: April 26, 2016

Dr. Stuart Bell, president of University of Alabama, talks with Dr. Andreas A. Polycarpou, mechanical engineering department head, during a visit to campus. Don’t let the crimson tie fool you, Dr. Stuart Bell is very proud of his Texas A&M University roots. The Department of Mechanical Engineer…

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