Archives for August 2016

Posted: August 31, 2016

The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University recently contacted Dr. John Hill, senior group manager for Cloud and Mobile Technologies within National Instruments Research and Development Group, about working with 14 students in the Electronic Syste…

Posted: August 30, 2016

Four Texas A&M University Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) students took their DSTR (pronounced Disaster) robot to Stephenville, Texas, as part of the Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory’s (MISL) STEM outreach and recruiting initiative.  Alexis Crandall, Colby Ryan, Jennifer …

Posted: August 30, 2016

Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 1 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Engineering, ranking ahead of the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgia Institute of Technology, which ranked second and third, respectively. Texas A&M is the o…

Posted: August 29, 2016

Making the transition from high school to college can be difficult for many students. For first-generation college students the transition is often even more challenging. A new five-week summer program helped bridge the gap from high school to college for 51 first-generation students at the Texas …

Posted: August 29, 2016

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Texas A&M University has been awarded an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research from the National Science Foundation to study the viability of collecting infrastructure monitoring data by volunteer citizen scientists from the general public. The …

Posted: August 29, 2016

Entrepreneur, researcher, professor, software designer, federal task force director, vice chancellor and dean, all titles held by Dr. G. Kemble Bennett during his unusual, yet rewarding career. Over the course of his career, Bennett was active in the Institute of Industrial Engineers, now the Insti…

Posted: August 25, 2016

The research of Dr. Jaime C. Grunlan, the Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been featured on the cover of three prestigious journals —Advanced Materials; Macromolecular Materials and Engineering; and Macromolecular Ra…

Posted: August 25, 2016

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension (AgriLife) and the Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT) at Texas A&M University have joined together …

Posted: August 25, 2016

Posted: August 25, 2016

Dr. John Valasek, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and director of the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), chaired the third intelligent systems workshop for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  The three-day workshop is organiz…

Posted: August 24, 2016

Paul Taele, Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently elected to serve as the 47th president of the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Previously, Taele served as the communications off…

Posted: August 24, 2016

Shiyan Hu, a former student from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named editor-in-chief of the Institute of Technology’s (IET) newly launched journal, Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Application. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) include smart w…

Posted: August 24, 2016

Xin Zhan (left), Dr. Peng Li (center) and Dr. Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio (right), researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the prestigious 2016 DAC Best Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Associa…

Posted: August 24, 2016

Dr. Guofei Gu and Dr. Jyh-Charn Liu in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing game-changing defense approaches to beat cyber attackers in two very different, but important, aspects of cybersecurity. Proactive Cyber Defense Gu, associate profes…

Posted: August 24, 2016

The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program held its final competition on board the International Space Station (ISS) with Texas teams meeting at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 12. Zero Robotics (ZR) is a computer programming competition for middle school students where they develop …

Posted: August 24, 2016

It does not require a force as powerful as the sun to get Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin to work together, but it certainly helps. The institutions, along with Texas A&M University-Central Texas and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, are officially …

Posted: August 23, 2016

When 80 motivated and innovative students from five universities work together, novel ideas will emerge. The first [U] Invent produced 12 solutions to combat the spread of the Zika virus through educational and conceptual solutions. More than $4,000 in award funds and an opportunity for two students…

Posted: August 23, 2016

Parisa Khodabakhshi, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This fellowship is given to a member of ASCE to promote the creation of new kn…

Posted: August 22, 2016

According to a recent study by the American College Health Association, more than 30 percent of college students experienced severe depression, 50 percent struggled with anxiety and nearly 55 percent reported feeling alone.Instead of standing by while her peers struggled, Sneha Chawla, graduate stud…

Posted: August 22, 2016

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Smart Grid Center has received a new grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) that will further the center’s mission to strengthen and protect the nation’s power grid. The grant is one of 12 given to projects across the United States as pa…

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