Archives for 2017

Posted: October 19, 2017

Twenty-five students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University attended the 2017 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. The three-day event, held in Atlanta, Georgia Sept. 20-23, is dedicated to providing a space of collaboration for underg…

Posted: October 19, 2017

Michael Foss, immediate past president of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and Dr. Natarajan Gautam, recipient of the Fellow Award from the IISE. Dr. Natarajan Gautam of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University received the Fellow Award …

Posted: October 18, 2017

Cameron Cassidy, a senior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, does not let his visual impairment slow him down as he pursues a degree in computer science. He uses several adaptive technologies to help him in class, such as a camera to help see text on t…

Posted: October 18, 2017

Dr. Dilma Da Silva, department head, professor and holder of the Ford Motor Company Design Professorship II in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, served as co-chair of the 2017 Advanced Computing Systems Association (USENIX) annual technical conference (A…

Posted: October 18, 2017

Even astronauts have to do the laundry. Five seniors from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University are working together to develop clothes dryer technology to help astronauts save on clothes and supplies during future long-term missions. “The possibility that our dryer co…

Posted: October 18, 2017

Two graduate students working for the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution recently won the Excellence in Societal/Technical Impact Award at the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in Washington, D.C. The biennial GGCS, is jointly organized by the U.S. National Aca…

Posted: October 17, 2017

Dr. Randy Hoff has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University for his significant contributions in promoting the profession of industrial engineering. He is one of the youngest recipients of the distinguished a…

Posted: October 10, 2017

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted Dr. Jenna Carpenter on Friday, Sept. 29 at a seminar on how success in the GCSP translates to success in one’s field. Carpenter is a highly regarded national figure within STEM higher educ…

Posted: October 9, 2017

80 percent of the matter in the universe is dark matter. Researchers from institutions including Texas A&M are studying germanium (Ge) to develop technology that can detect dark matter. Texas A&M University researchers are part of an international collaborative project studying germanium fo…

Posted: October 9, 2017

Few students expect to be called upon to take action after a catastrophic event, and even fewer answer that call. After Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast on Aug. 25, causing wind and water damage along the coast and the Houston area, a group of civil engineers worked to study and collect data …

Posted: October 9, 2017

Diagram of PATHS-UP thrusts 1-4, with five-year technology (lab in palm) and 10-year technology (lab on wrist). A Texas A&M University-led consortium of university and industry partners was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) grant on Precise…

Posted: October 9, 2017

Mechanical engineering alumnus Ed Wulfe, ’55, has been named a recipient of Texas A&M University Association of Former Student’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Wulfe, who now lives in Houston, is the founder, CEO and chairman of the Wulfe and Co. commercial real estate brokerage, development…

Posted: October 9, 2017

Joshua Harris, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected by the College of Engineering as the recipient of the 2017-18 Outstanding Engineering Master of Science Graduate Student Award. This award was created to recognize current graduate…

Posted: October 9, 2017

Because of the way it is constructed, the virtual currency bitcoin offers a novel realization of a central bank-free financial instrument, as well as an alternative approach to classical distributed computing problems, and to numerous other applications, such as smart electronic contracts. At the c…

Posted: October 9, 2017

In August, Hurricane Harvey caused unimaginable devastation to homes and infrastructure in Texas, and  communities are now working tirelessly to rebuild neighborhoods. Restoring power after a major natural disaster is a significant step toward recovery. Many areas would take weeks or even months to …

Posted: October 5, 2017

Dr. William Schneider, retired professor of practice from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as part of the team that won the 2017 Invention of the Year from the NASA/Johnson Space Center Inventions and Contributions Board. The winning invent…

Posted: October 5, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, to develop mineral-based technology for regenerative therapies. The award is part of the N…

Posted: October 5, 2017

Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have announced the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award, and among them are four graduates of the Texas A&M College of Engineering: • John M. Yantis, industrial technology, Class of 1953, of San Antonio, Texas; • E…

Posted: October 5, 2017

Deeply concerned for the people and institutions affected by Hurricane Harvey, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a call for research addressing new science and engineering challenges related to Harvey, including preparedness for future catastrophic events. Four faculty from the Zachry Dep…

Posted: October 4, 2017

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomes seven new faculty members to the department. Dr. Theodora Chaspari, assistant professor, received her diploma in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and …

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