Archives for November 2016

Posted: November 30, 2016

High workload and stress are becoming major contributors to medical errors in modern nursing. Nurses interact with a wide range of medical equipment in a highly collaborative environment to provide care for multiple patients. Dr. Farzan Sasangohar, assistant professor in the Department of Industria…

Posted: November 30, 2016

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a scholarship from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Lone Star Chapter. Dehghanian previously received an AEE national scholarship, which the Lone Star C…

Posted: November 29, 2016

Dr. Noemi Mendoza Diaz, assistant professor of engineering instruction in the first-year engineering program at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded a two-year grant totaling $150,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant, Research Initiation: Exploring Enculturation of …

Posted: November 29, 2016

Research conducted at the Advanced Vertical Flight Laboratory at Texas A&M University was featured in the IEEE Spectrum online magazine. The project highlighted, the Micro Cyclocopter, was developed by aerospace graduate student Carl Runco and Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Depar…

Posted: November 28, 2016

Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger, Eppright Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, served as program co-chair of the ACM/IEEE 25th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT). The conference was held Sept. 11-15 i…

Posted: November 28, 2016

Carolyn Day and Rachel Lucht, students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, helped the Texas A&M equestrian team rise to the No. 1 spot within the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, a ranking the Aggies haven’t held since September 2012.    Day, a fi…

Posted: November 28, 2016

Dr. J.N. Reddy, the Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. Endowed Chair, Regents Professor and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received three new honors. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) presented Reddy with its highest honor — th…

Posted: November 28, 2016

Three students from Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering placed in October’s Aggies Invent challenge. Aggies Invent is a 48-hour challenge that gives students an opportunity to use their innovation, creativity, knowledge and passion to enhance the world of tomorrow. The th…

Posted: November 23, 2016

Kathryn Tippey, a Ph.D. graduate of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Association Outstanding Student Researcher award for her work in investigating human factors of weather…

Posted: November 23, 2016

Dr. Brian E. Applegate, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently elected a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). Out of 177 member nominations, OSA elected 96 Fellows for 2017, representing 19 countries. The election is based off nom…

Posted: November 23, 2016

For the third year in a row, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter at Texas A&M University received a SWE Outstanding Collegiate Section Gold Award at WE16, the largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology. The conference, hosted by SWE, was held in Philadelp…

Posted: November 22, 2016

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), a national organization with a student chapter in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the INFORMS 2016 Student Chapter Annual Award at the cum laude level. …

Posted: November 22, 2016

Changwon Son, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Best Poster Presentation award at the Texas A&M Conference on Energy. The inaugural event featured aspects of energy-related research conducted at Texas A&M with diverse i…

Posted: November 21, 2016

Dr. Sonia Garcia, senior director of the Access and Inclusion Program within the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, was a keynote speaker at the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) conference held last month at Purdue University. Garcia serves a…

Posted: November 21, 2016

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) collaborated with the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) to coordinate two events in Brazil between Nov. 3 and 11. Both events were sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's P…

Posted: November 18, 2016

The continued rise in CO2 emissions has fueled the search for cleaner, greener energy sources to meet the growing energy needs of an increasingly modernized global population. Sources such as wind, solar and geothermal are being increasingly used, but Dr. Kenneth Peddicord, professor in the Departme…

Posted: November 18, 2016

Metals travel forward in time at the Ion Accelerator Laboratory, a facility within Texas A&M University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering where researchers within the department’s Ion Beam Laboratory group are speeding up the clock on metallic alloys and steels.                        The res…

Posted: November 16, 2016

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic and Lisa K. Akin were named recipients of The Texas A&M University System’s Regents Professor Award and Regents Fellow Service Award, respectively. Kezunovic is the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and serves as the director …

Posted: November 16, 2016

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Nov. 11 at the 12th Annual Aggie 100 program, and 37 of the 100 companies recognized are owned or led by graduates of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. The Aggie 100 is sponsored by the Cente…

Posted: November 15, 2016

Ninety percent of the global trade moves by sea and more than $4 trillion worth of cargo is transported annually on large container ships. As commercial shipping continues to strengthen our economy, naval architects are faced with a naturally-occurring phenomenon in container ships previously seen i…

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