Archives for 2017

Posted: June 8, 2017

The Texas A&M chapter of the Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) recently elected Nasan Tsengeg, an undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, as its president for 2017-18. The SEC holds massive events throughout the year and hosts t…

Posted: June 8, 2017

Children from a local elementary school were engineers for the day with the help of some students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Katie McNeal, senior; Samantha Wilson, junior; and Bilal Abada, doctoral student, visited Southwood Valley Elementary School in…

Posted: June 8, 2017

A team of six students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University took home second place in the Student Design Competition from the 11th annual Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Texas Water Conference. The design competition is intended to promote real-wo…

Posted: June 5, 2017

Dr. Calvin Woods, professor emeritus in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, passed away May 30. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of Houston in May 1955, and began working as a practicing civil engineer. In 1957, he beg…

Posted: June 2, 2017

Two student groups in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University proposed two very different, but equally inventive, projects for their microcomputer systems course this spring. The first group, comprised of computer engineering seniors Sebastian Escalante, Migue…

Posted: June 1, 2017

Dr. Guofei Gu, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, led a team of researchers from five universities on a collaborative project involving groundbreaking security management that has been awarded a $3 million grant. The grant is jointl…

Posted: June 1, 2017

Two undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University recently collaborated on a project to develop an autonomous terrain mapping system for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents. This opportunity grew out of a project that Dr. Bruce …

Posted: June 1, 2017

The National Security Agency (NSA), along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has designated Texas A&M University as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations, making it one of only a handful of academic institutions in the United States to hold three NSA dis…

Posted: June 1, 2017

When he began working on an algorithm-based monitoring system to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Dr. Farzan Sasangohar didn’t imagine he’d wind up talking about the technology with the vice president of the United States. Sasangohar, assistant professor in the Dep…

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…

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