Archives for November 2017

Posted: November 17, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Hipwell has been named one of the beneficiaries of Texas Governor Greg Abbot’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 Abbot’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 sc…

Posted: November 16, 2017

Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering rose in undergraduate rankings compared to other public institutions according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings. The department was ranked eighth based on last year’s report, but raised its position to sev…

Posted: November 15, 2017

Dr. Dmitri Loguinov, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for his work centered on high-performance virtual-memory streaming. Modern programs commonly process large amounts of…

Posted: November 14, 2017

Blake Williford, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and member of the Sketch Recognition Lab (SRL) at Texas A&M University, earned first place at the CHI PLAY 2017 student game design competition for the game, "ZenSketch", which he created with fellow SRL gr…

Posted: November 13, 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, was named interim deputy director of the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS). TAMIDS will foste…

Posted: November 13, 2017

College is often considered a time for young students to grow and learn, experiencing new ideas, people and cultures. For petroleum engineering student Reggie Rodriguez, the organization that has influenced him the most has been the Texas A&M University Zachry Leadership Program that he began as…

Posted: November 10, 2017

Fusion is the process that powers the sun, harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. However, researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting task, in no small part because there have been no materials that could survive the grueling conditions f…

Posted: November 9, 2017

More than 100 power systems experts, utility operators and vendors from across the globe gathered at a conference and workshop organized by representatives from Texas A&M University to discuss how big data and intelligent systems are revolutionizing the power grid operation in a competitive envi…

Posted: November 9, 2017

There are many ways to show the Aggie spirit. Sam Tomaso, senior in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, shaves the number 12 onto his chest for home football games, gaining him the nickname 12th Man Jesus. “I’m just there to have fun. I think it’s great to get the 12th Man more excited than…

Posted: November 8, 2017

Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew, a physician-scientist and internationally recognized leader in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, will join Texas A&M University to lead Engineering Health (EnHealth), the nation’s first comprehensive educational program to fully integrate engineering into all healt…

Posted: November 8, 2017

The Texas A&M University student chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently took the egg drop test to the next level by placing 12th worldwide in the ACI’s international concrete competition of egg protection devices. The team also placed first in Texas and second in North Americ…

Posted: November 8, 2017

Exploring a different culture and country while learning mechanical engineering at the same time, that’s what this study abroad program can offer students through its six-week summer program in Spain. Co-hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Zachry Department of Civil Engineeri…

Posted: November 7, 2017

Alfredo Costilla-Reyes, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Mexico National Youth Award, the highest award presented by the Government of Mexico to the country’s youth. Costilla-Reyes received the…

Posted: November 7, 2017

In September Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, associate professor and holder of the William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellowship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, delivered a lecture at the Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium in Bad Neuenahr,…

Posted: November 7, 2017

Engineering Honors at Texas A&M University held its first Undergraduate Research Showcase & Opportunities Fair on Oct. 9th, 2017. Students who attended were encouraged to learn about the research of their fellow scholars and be inspired for their own research that is required for Engineerin…

Posted: November 7, 2017

It’s no secret to anyone that Texas is hot and that with heat comes drought. Across the more than 269,000 square miles that make up the state, many Texans constantly fight cycles of drought or flooding season after season. In these places, good water management is essential and thanks to new resea…

Posted: November 6, 2017

Faculty members, students and a former student of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University were among those awarded at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Reception and Banquet in San Antonio, Texas on Oct. 10. The reception, held during the SPE A…

Posted: November 2, 2017

Engineering students were honored and donors recognized at the Texas A&M University College of Engineering Student Awards banquet Oct. 26. The Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed on a graduating senior in the College of Engineering. The award …

Posted: November 2, 2017

Heavy rainfall during Hurricane Harvey flushed most of the salt water out of Galveston Bay, making the bay extremely fresh. Now, researchers from Texas A&M University are working to collect vital information on how the storm impacted the waterways of coastal Texas. Dr. Scott Socolofsky, profess…

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