Archives for 2016

Posted: October 17, 2016

Purvit Soni, master’s student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his team recently participated in Aggies Invent. Aggies Invent is a 48-hour intensive design experience offered at the Engineering Innovation Center at Texas A&M, a 20,000 square foot rap…

Posted: October 17, 2016

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University organized and sponsored the first of its type industry luncheon at the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual meeting. The event took place on Oct. 7, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The luncheon, featuring three …

Posted: October 17, 2016

Roughly 1,400 satellites surround the word today, with 500 of those launched by the United States. While they all have various duties and capabilities, it is of utmost importance to correctly and efficiently identify the appropriate satellite for every job. “Some are used for national security an…

Posted: October 14, 2016

Four professors in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University are part of a three-year National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers grant that includes Blinn College. The grant will be used to encourag…

Posted: October 14, 2016

Looking to explore new horizons — literally and figuratively — 99 students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University traveled the world this summer to study the ways civil engineers build our world. The department led four study abroad programs in Spain, Italy and T…

Posted: October 14, 2016

The Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Honorable Stephen G. Burns, spoke to the students, staff and faculty of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University as part of a special seminar. Burns presented the seminar as the guest of the department and the Nucl…

Posted: October 13, 2016

Sallie and Don Davis ’61 have contributed $1 million to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities of faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Their gift created three faculty endowments: the Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Caree…

Posted: October 13, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Sharath Girimaji holder of the Wofford Cain Chair II in Offshore Technology. The endowed chair appointment was effective Oct. 1. Girimaji is the head of the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University. He…

Posted: October 13, 2016

Angie B. ’84 and William R. “Billy” ’83 Lemmons, Jr. have contributed to the William “Doug” Von Gonten ’56 Excellence Fund for Faculty Enrichment. This fund benefits professors in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. The Lemmonses have supported Texas A&…

Posted: October 13, 2016

With a long history of contributing to Texas A&M University, Joe B. Foster’s most recent contribution is to the Newfield DVG Developmental Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. The professorship supports the teaching, research, service and professional developmen…

Posted: October 13, 2016

Cynthia ’82 and Fred ’82 Balda have contributed $25,000 to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Endowed Excellence Fund and also have established the Cynthia ’82 and Fred ’82 Endowed Scholarship. Distributions from the existing endowed excellence fund will be used to advance the civil enginee…

Posted: October 13, 2016

Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor and associate department head in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). The Fellow designation is an honor signifying recognition by a professional peer group f…

Posted: October 12, 2016

This summer, over 40 students participated in various sectors of the Research Experience for Undergraduates program in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. The visiting students worked alongside faculty mentors in the department, including co-directors of …

Posted: October 12, 2016

Matthew Johnson and Matthew Gardner (center), researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and their adviser, Dr. Hamid Toliyat (left), received the Second Prize Paper Award during the prestigious 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engin…

Posted: October 11, 2016

The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Dr. James Caverlee and Dr. Xia “Ben” Hu a Next Generation Social Science (NGS2) grant to complete their collaborative research project, HELIOS, named after the Greek god with the ability to see the invis…

Posted: October 11, 2016

Christopher Mentzer, manager of the Unmanned Systems R&D Branch at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, recently visited the Department of Engineering Technology and Distribution (ETID) at Texas A&M University for recruiting and outreach meetings. As part of his visit, Me…

Posted: October 11, 2016

Mikayla Barry, senior biomedical engineering student at Texas A&M University, is a pioneer in more ways than one. As Texas A&M’s first Beckman scholarship winner and the first biomedical engineering student to be awarded a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), she is n…

Posted: October 11, 2016

Pictured in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square are (from left) Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business; Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, host of the annual business competition; Blake Teipel, co-founder and …

Posted: October 11, 2016

Bruce Hamilton, a Texas A&M University alumni and a member of the Defense Nuclear Securities Safety Board (DNFSB), delivered a seminar to the students and faculty of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M. Hamilton’s seminar provided insight on the development of nuclear safety o…

Posted: October 6, 2016

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) are hosting a National Manufacturing Day event on Friday, Oct. 7 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Engineering Innovation Center on the Texas A&M campus. The event highlights the manufact…

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