Archives for May 2016

Posted: November 4, 2016

Dr. Huilin Gao, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded an Early-Career Research Fellowship by The Gulf Research Program. The Early-Career Research Fellowship recognizes professionals at the critical pretenure stage of their careers …

Posted: May 31, 2016

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently designated Texas A&M University as a National Center of Academic Excellence, both in education and in research. This well-regarded designation places Texas A&M among a select group of only 30 universiti…

Posted: May 31, 2016

Astronauts get to experience things no other humans do, like see Earth from afar, travel where no other humans have been and make new discoveries. But while spaceflight offers priceless intellectual advancements, the weightlessness of space can have negative effects on astronauts’ bodies. Through a…

Posted: May 31, 2016

David LaCroix, computer engineering honors graduate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the Outstanding Thesis Award for the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics division of the LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research awards. …

Posted: May 24, 2016

Dr. Helen Reed, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Kate Gleason Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Reed was selected for her lifetime achievements in the fundamental understa…

Posted: May 24, 2016

The Texas A&M University System is partnering with Battelle, The Boeing Company, the University of Texas System and the University of New Mexico in a joint bid to manage the Sandia National Laboratories — one of three DOE laboratories responsible for the nation's nuclear arsenal. Battelle is …

Posted: May 24, 2016

Maddie Hirsch, a junior in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, is not your typical engineering student. She recently competed in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship in Clemson, South Carolina, with the Texas A&M Triathlon Team. The Aggies finish…

Posted: May 20, 2016

Every semester, seniors in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University enroll in the Capstone Senior Design course. The course’s main objective is to provide students with experience in working on a real-life problem using the general and engineering skills they …

Posted: May 20, 2016

An innovative approach to recycling consumer electronics to reclaim the essential elements inside of them is a step closer to reality after startup company REEcycle was awarded $50,000 in funding as the top company at the 2016 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC) at Texas A&M University…

Posted: May 20, 2016

Kathryn Tippey, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the Outstanding Student Researcher award through the Partnership for Enhancing General Aviation Safety and Sustainability (PEGASAS) program. Tippey is being r…

Posted: May 20, 2016

Kyungtae Lee and Gang Zhao, graduate students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, were recently awarded scholarships from the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI). The scholarships will be used to support the students’ research in the field of water resources…

Posted: May 20, 2016

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the “2nd Place Prize for Best Poster Award” at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Conference and Exposition. The IEEE PES T&…

Posted: May 20, 2016

Yashwant Prakash Vyas, graduating senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, became the first international student in Texas A&M history to speak at a commencement ceremony. Vyas was chosen as the student voice to represent the college of engine…

Posted: May 20, 2016

Dr. Li Zeng, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Best Applications Paper award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). Zeng’s paper, “Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling for Monitoring Optical Profiles in Low-E…

Posted: May 20, 2016

The 2016 Engineering Project showcase provided an opportunity for students to display and demonstrate their projects designed to solve real-world engineering problems. More than 700 students gathered in the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field to showcase more than 150 projects…

Posted: May 19, 2016

Research to reduce airborne contaminants exposure “A breath of fresh air” is a common saying, used to signify something cleansing and refreshing. But what if that air isn’t as clean as you think? In fact, what one researcher with the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M Universit…

Posted: May 17, 2016

Several students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University are utilizing the skills learned in class to create unique and innovative projects being used in ways beyond the classroom. Seniors Andrew Kirfman, Chris Martin and Michael Brand created the Improba…

Posted: May 17, 2016

According to the World Health Organization 360 million people in the world suffer from hearing loss. A large portion of those affected live in developing countries, particularly South Asia, Asia Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa. Experts say at least half of all hearing loss cases are avoidable through…

Posted: May 16, 2016

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented its 2016 International Distance Learning Award for 21st Century Best Practices to the Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) program in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University.…

Posted: May 16, 2016

Maura Cadigan, a junior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was honored with a Goldwater Scholarship, while Kendal Ezell, a sophomore in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received an Honorable Mention Goldwater Scholarship. Cadigan and Ezell were both hon…

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