Archives for July 2016

Posted: July 29, 2016

Twenty-four Texas A&M University students are spending their summer working toward launching innovations and businesses through the Summer Lean Startup program with Texas A&M Engineering and Startup Aggieland. The program participants include students working on their own ideas developed as …

Posted: July 28, 2016

Barbara and Bill Shepard ’61 have established the Guilford Cunningham Shepard ’34 Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering to be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M Universi…

Posted: July 28, 2016

Dr. Ray and Beverly Mentzer have established the Nathan A. Mentzer ’11 Scholarship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The endowed scholarship will provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in…

Posted: July 28, 2016

Tyler Wooten was a freshman engineering student at Texas A&M University when he came up with an idea that could have a lasting impact on students with visual impairments. Eight months later, his idea — a three-dimensional, tactile map with braille — has come to fruition. Wooten, who will be a s…

Posted: July 28, 2016

Dr. Paul V. Gratz, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2016 Association of Former Students (AFS) Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching — College Level. He is one of four faculty members in the college of engi…

Posted: July 28, 2016

Dr. Malini Natarajarathinam, the principal investigator of a proposal to help Texas food banks, has been named a recipient of the 2016-2017 Texas A&M University Tier One Program (TOP) Grant. Over the next three years, Natarajarathinam and her team will receive about $300,000 to implement its…

Posted: July 27, 2016

The 12th Mantaray team (from left to right): Jake Taylor, McKenzie Griffith, Martina Garcia, Aaron Rambo, Jose Lacal, Ben Torrison and Kevin Ariyanonthaka The 12th Mantaray, Texas A&M University’s human-powered submarine, completed eight out of 15 attempts with a top speed of 4.4 knots at the…

Posted: July 27, 2016

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was accepted for participation in the Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) Society’s Symposium. Dehghanian was among 10 awardees nationwide whose application was approved for t…

Posted: July 27, 2016

This week, 15 educators—from elementary to high school teachers, library and technology specialists and a local Girl Scout STEM specialist—gathered in the Texas A&M Engineering Innovation Center to learn how to make designs created in engineering software come to life at the “Easy as 1, 2, 3-D P…

Posted: July 27, 2016

Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are making cars smarter and driving safer through cutting-edge technology and research. Dr. Thomas Ferris, assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering, and his students in the Human Facto…

Posted: July 26, 2016

From the healthcare industry, to wind energy, the oil and gas industry and manufacturing, researchers from the system informatics group in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing data-driven methods to improve the systems and processes involved…

Posted: July 25, 2016

Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI) will lead the educational outreach component for the XXXII Association of Space Explorers (ASE) Planetary Congress to be held in Houston, Texas, in October 2019. …

Posted: July 25, 2016

Dr. Yue Kuo, professor and holder of the Dow Chemical Professorship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS). The Fellow designation is the highest level of membership in AVS, and recognizes…

Posted: July 22, 2016

Dr. Nancy M. Amato, director of engineering honors and co-director of the computer science and engineering track of engineering honors at Texas A&M University, was selected program chair of the 2016 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS) held in June at the University of Michigan. As pr…

Posted: July 21, 2016

A pair of teams from Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering took the top two spots at the 2016 Texas Instruments (TI) Innovation Challenge Design Contest in North America.  DVDT, a team comprised of Dakotah Karrer, Vince Rodriguez, David Smith and Trent Tate from the Department of Engine…

Posted: July 21, 2016

A team of undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was among the top finalists in the 2016 Texas Instruments (TI) Innovation Challenge. The TI Innovation Challenge contest is designed to encourage engineering students to submit desi…

Posted: July 20, 2016

Dr. Yu Ding, Mike and Sugar Barnes professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the highest level of membership of ASME. Ding was nominated by Jianjun Shi, the Carol…

Posted: July 20, 2016

About 350 million tons of dredged sediments are excavated annually in U.S. waters. Nearly all major ports in the world have at some time required dredging. One of the most efficient and versatile types of modern dredges is the cutter suction dredge which uses a cutter located at the entrance to the…

Posted: July 20, 2016

Chad Haga has been a bicycle enthusiast most of his life. The Texas A&M University mechanical engineering graduate wasted no time before before joining the university cycling team as a freshman in 2006. Ten years later, he’s racing professionally for the Giant Alpecin team in Europe. It’s bee…

Posted: July 20, 2016

Acceleration is defined as an increase in the rate or speed of an object, specifically the rate of change of velocity per unit of time. For four students in the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) program at Texas A&M University, DVDT is not only the formula for acceleration, but al…

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