Archives for May 2017

Posted: June 13, 2017

A group of former students has established an endowed scholarship to honor Jerry Bradshaw ’60 for his contribution to teaching and mentoring of countless undergraduate students in the Chemical Engineering Department Bradshaw served on the faculty for 23 years and retired in 2012. Prior to joining…

Posted: May 31, 2017

A student group in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University created a device to thwart potential attackers as a project in their microcomputer systems course, taught by Dr. Jyh-Charn (Steve) Liu, professor in the department. Studies have shown that across the c…

Posted: May 31, 2017

In order to create 3-D models in the field of computer graphics, thin sheets of material are layered together to create a single object. Dr. Scott Schaefer, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is focused on peeling back those layers in order t…

Posted: May 31, 2017

Kendal Ezell, a student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to become an Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), as well as being honored as Outstanding Junior for the Texas A&M College of Engineering and the Phi Kap…

Posted: May 30, 2017

Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor, associate department head and director of the undergraduate program in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently delivered a webinar for the American Chemical Society (ACS). The webinar “The Power of Plastics: Polymeriz…

Posted: May 25, 2017

Two students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University were among the 10th class of Maroon Coats recognized by the Texas A&M Foundation in April. Elton McIntosh ’19 and Hudson Lorfing ’19 attended the coating ceremony at the Jon L. Hagler Center, where current and…

Posted: May 24, 2017

A Texas A&M University undergraduate capstone design team named Enclave Electronics International recently presented their internet of things (IoT) lunar rover prototype to scientists at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In short, NASA scientists were thrilled and said that the t…

Posted: May 24, 2017

If you walk down Ross Street on the Texas A&M University campus, you might think the small pump jack positioned near the south side of the Doherty Building is an art project when you first pass by, but this is no statue. It is a working piece of equipment on an actual well site, and it has an …

Posted: May 22, 2017

Engineers have made modern technology increasingly easier to operate for the common person. For Stephanie Wilcox, an undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, knowing how to operate the technology was never enough. As a seven-year-ol…

Posted: May 22, 2017

Alice and Erle Nye '59 have a passion for supporting Texas A&M. Among their greatest contributions is the Alice and Erle Nye '59 Academic Center, part of the Bright Football Complex, where athletes study on a daily basis.  A room in the home of Alice and Erle Nye ’59 features a maroon carpet …

Posted: May 22, 2017

Dr. Je-Chin Han, Distinguished Professor and holder of the Marcus C. Easterling Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2016 Max Jakob Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the…

Posted: May 22, 2017

Since he was a boy, Leroy S. “Skip” Fletcher ’58 remembers looking up to his father, Robert H. “Bob” Fletcher. A hardworking family man, Bob shared his passion for mechanical engineering with his son and thousands of Aggie students over the years. He couldn’t know it as a youngster, but Fletcher wo…

Posted: May 19, 2017

Texas A&M University researchers have developed an intelligent transportation system prototype designed to avoid collisions and prevent hacking of autonomous vehicles. Modern vehicles are increasingly autonomous, relying on sensors to provide information to automatically control them. They …

Posted: May 19, 2017

Strap on a pair of virtual reality (VR) goggles and pilot a spaceship around an asteroid field or explore the terrain of Mars. Participants at South by Southwest (SXSW) were able to do just that through the SpaceCRAFT VR platform that is being developed by Dr. Greg Chamitoff, professor of practice i…

Posted: May 18, 2017

Dr. Le Xie, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Young Engineering Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society (PES) for his contribution …

Posted: May 18, 2017

From walk-on college basketball player to influential mentor for students and faculty, Dr. Robert Randall has come full circle in his 42-year career in academia. Randall, the W.H. Bauer Professor in Dredging Engineering in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, attended Oh…

Posted: May 18, 2017

Benjamin Young, graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University was selected to receive a 2017 fellowship from the International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technology, an affiliate society of the American Society of Metals. Yo…

Posted: May 18, 2017

Sean Whitney, a May 2017 graduate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named the 2017 Southwestern Region award winner from Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT), the national aerospace engineering honor society. He has studied and conducted research on nonlinear adaptive…

Posted: May 17, 2017

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented Faculty Awards, Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employee A…

Posted: May 17, 2017

Two professors from the Texas A&M College of Engineering at Texas A&M University were honored as “inspirational and transformational” mentors during the inaugural Center for Teaching Excellence Aggies Celebrate Teaching! – Recognizing Transformational Learning reception in May. Dr. Gregory …

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