Archives for November 2016

Posted: November 15, 2016

Many of our nation’s returning war veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric disorder that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. The number of veterans who were diagnosed with PTSD varies by service era. For every 100 veterans who took part in …

Posted: November 11, 2016

James J. Cain ’51, a long-time supporter and graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was honored during a ceremony unveiling a commissioned portrait of Cain and a display with his memorabilia. Cain’s long-term commitment to the department included over 30…

Posted: November 11, 2016

Shawanee’ Patrick isn’t in it for the glory or a paycheck. The Wilmer, Texas, native is currently working toward her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University, and while she doesn’t have her future career mapped out just yet, one thing is for sure — she wants to make a difference i…

Posted: November 11, 2016

For some, going in to work is a necessary evil, but for Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering alumnus Micheal Smith, work at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is more than a job, it’s a mission. As a health physicist, Smith works daily to ensure public health and safety wi…

Posted: November 10, 2016

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted its annual banquet honoring recent donors of endowed scholarships or fellowships, recipients of former student awards and students who were awarded scholarships or fellowships on Nov. 3. The department posthumously awarde…

Posted: November 10, 2016

Dr. Choongho Yu, Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his graduate student group has developed a new concept of electrical energy storage: Thermally Chargeable Solid-state Supercapacitor. This innovativ…

Posted: November 9, 2016

Dr. Ulisses Braga-Neto, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was elected to the Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee (MLSP TC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing …

Posted: November 9, 2016

Jeffrey Jensen, a former student of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named one of The Association of Former Students’ 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight recipients. Each year, The Association of Former Students’ 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotligh…

Posted: November 9, 2016

Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant death and long-term neurological disease, and 1 in 10 infants born in the United States is affected by preterm birth according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increasing public health threat of air pollution may be correlated to an …

Posted: November 7, 2016

Bolon (right) accepting the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering. Amy Bolon, graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN) at Texas A&M University, recently received the college of engineering’s Ou…

Posted: November 4, 2016

The Vehicle Technology Office (VTO) within the Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded a $1.2 million grant to a team led by Dr. Perla Balbuena, professor and holder of the GPSA Professorship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Jorge Seminar…

Posted: November 3, 2016

The Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted its first scholarship banquet recently at the Hilton College Station and Conference Center. Charlie Donaway, senior academic advisor, welcomed the faculty, staff, students and industry guests in attendance and Dr. Sharath Girima…

Posted: November 3, 2016

Researchers from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the 2016 Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) Workshop.  The workshop, “Moving MSRs Forward – The Next Steps,” was organized and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on Oct. 4-5. The workshop built on …

Posted: November 3, 2016

Anas Abu-Odeh, an undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, represented the university at the sixth Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium that was hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research in Arlington, Virginia. Abu-O…

Posted: November 2, 2016

To say Dr. Andrew Till has a lot going on is an understatement. As a Metropolis Fellow postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Texas A&M University nuclear engineering alumnus works within the Computational Physics and Methods (CCS-2) Group on computational applic…

Posted: November 2, 2016

Each year, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University participates in the Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). This year, over 50 undergraduate and graduate students from computer science and engineering attended the event, …

Posted: November 2, 2016

Swimming in cenotes, exploring a new culture and learning engineering research practices make for a unique and high impact global experience. This is exactly what students from Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR) Program experienced over the past two summers in Yucatan, M…

Posted: November 2, 2016

Joseph C. Brewer, Jr., (pictured left) a former student of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was inducted to the National Academy of Construction (NAC). Brewer, vice president and Sadara Chief Implementation Officer of Dow Chemical, was inducted at t…

Posted: November 2, 2016

Dr. Peng Li, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) to help find revolutionary solutions that will enable more energy-efficient comput…

Posted: November 1, 2016

From Google Maps to planetary cartography, Dr. Tim Davis’ work on algorithms and software impacts our lives every single day. This research has such a vast impact on our technology-driven world, that you have likely seen the results of his work without even realizing it. Davis, a professor in the D…

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