Archives for October 2017

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 …

Posted: October 4, 2017

Eight female engineering students at Texas A&M University were recently accepted into the competitive Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Program, which provides funding for undergraduate research to talented female engineering students. The $250,000 grant was awarded to Texas A&M’s Women in Enginee…

Posted: October 3, 2017

Three Texas A&M University professors are collaborating on a project that centers on what job recruiters are looking for in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates. Dr. Gerianne Alexander, professor and Cornerstone Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Dr. Tracy Hamm…

Posted: October 3, 2017

The devastation from Hurricane Harvey is widespread, but through the hard times humanity has shined through. Han Hong, senior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, played an active role in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston, Texas. Hong, who wor…

Posted: October 2, 2017

Five students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the MaratonIME International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) Winter School, a programming contest training program held July 10-21 at the University of São Paulo in São Paulo, …

Posted: October 2, 2017

Two faculty members from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University were recently awarded a $554,678 National Science Foundation grant to enhance the knowledge and skill level of Texas teachers in manufacturing to promote the science, technology,…

Posted: October 2, 2017

Dr. Xudong Zhang has joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University as professor and holder of the Liollio Family Faculty Fellowship. Zhang will serve as the senior convener of the Health and Human Systems Engineering Group. He also holds a joint faculty appo…

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