Archives for November 2017

Posted: November 30, 2017

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Dr. Ploy Charoenphol, research assistant professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is working to help reduce that statistic, and has recently received a grant to aid her in that endeavor. “B…

Posted: November 30, 2017

Recently a group of 12 Texas A&M University nuclear engineering graduate students from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) traveled to Tennessee to participate in a short course in non-destructive assay (NDA) techniques. …

Posted: November 29, 2017

Doctors use a wide variety of imaging techniques to diagnose diseases. One such technique includes optical coherence tomography (OCT), which is a noninvasive medical imaging tool that has helped doctors accurately diagnose pathologies in cardiology, optometry and ophthalmology. The OCT technology wa…

Posted: November 29, 2017

Bharadwaj Satchidanandan accepting the Best International Team award from India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also seen in the picture are India's Law & Justice, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (first from left) and Sri Lanka's Ranil Wickremesinghe (fourth from left) As …

Posted: November 29, 2017

Mangroves are not only found in Mexico, but also along the coastline of other Gulf of Mexico provinces, particularly in Florida and the Caribbean, as well as within the rest of the equatorial belt around the world. The critical role of a healthy mangrove on the local environment is trifold. They re…

Posted: November 29, 2017

To solve a problem you often need to find a pattern. The deeper understanding researchers have of the factors and implications of clinical conditions, the closer they are to offering prevention and better care practices to patients. Dr. Bobak Mortazavi, assistant professor in the Department of Comp…

Posted: November 28, 2017

Dell sponsors event, provides expertise and technology to students Nearly everyone buys a car at some point, however, driving to a dealership, talking to a salesman, hassling with the negotiation, filling out paperwork and going for a test drive can be a nightmare. Imagine being able put on some gl…

Posted: November 27, 2017

Dr. M.M. Faruque Hasan, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded an American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) Doctoral New Investigator Award for research that could benefit the entire energy sector and the natural gas indus…

Posted: November 27, 2017

This fall, researchers from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University teamed up with Siemens to develop manned aircraft completely powered by electric propulsion systems. Over the past year, Dr. Darren Hartl, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and Texas A&M E…

Posted: November 27, 2017

Graduate students from the Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) program at Texas A&M University recently visited Poland as part of a global distribution course that involves experiential learning with live projects. The 58 students are working professionals from various companies, each with …

Posted: November 27, 2017

On Nov. 2, 2017 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. The distinguished graduate a…

Posted: November 27, 2017

A big problem for autonomous robots is the challenge of navigating large environments that are void of a global positioning system (GPS). Saurav Agarwal, doctoral student, and Dr. Suman Chakravorty, associate professor, from the Department of Aerospace Engineering and The Estimation Decision and P…

Posted: November 22, 2017

Twelve students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) South Central USA regional competition, held Nov. 4. The South Central USA region…

Posted: November 22, 2017

This fall, Julien Bauer, a petroleum engineering master’s student, and his French team members won first place at the International Gas Forum of St. Petersburg competition. It was a big moment for him, and Bauer was proudly representing Texas A&M University by wearing his Corps uniform throug…

Posted: November 21, 2017

Texas A&M University aerospace engineering professor Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar was elected president of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) International at the 30th annual ASE Congress in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 20.  She is the first woman to be elected ASE president. Dunbar, a TEES Distingu…

Posted: November 20, 2017

For engineering students in search of humanitarian work while studying abroad, Engineering Rwanda offers both and more. “Not only are you taking classes and immersing yourself in another culture, you are getting applicable work experience. It is also unlike any other study abroad, because not only …

Posted: November 20, 2017

Dr. Jeffrey Otey, an instructional assistant professor with the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, is teaching new and innovative visualization courses that aim to open a new dimension of engineering design for students.   “Problem solving, communication and experie…

Posted: November 17, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Hipwell has been named one of the beneficiaries of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s 2017-18 Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI), a program aimed at bringing the best and brightest researchers in the world to Texas. Hipwell, a National Academy of Engineering (NAE) member, joined…

Posted: November 17, 2017

Texas A&M University has been named the recipient of two grants from Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Governor’s University Research Initiative, a program aimed at bringing the best and brightest researchers in the world to Texas. "Texas universities continue to make great strides in the fields of …

Posted: November 17, 2017

Almost 200 students, faculty, staff and alumni filled a packed room in Texas A&M University’s Rudder Tower for the 2017 Ray Rothrock Lecture Series presented by the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M. The presentation, titled “The Future of Nuclear Energy: Challenges and Opportun…

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