Archives for 2017

Posted: February 16, 2017

Dr. Kyle T. Alfriend, TEES Distinguished Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed a University Distinguished Professor. The title, which is bestowed in perpetuity, is among the highest honors awarded to Texas A&M faculty members. For m…

Posted: February 15, 2017

After working for more than a decade on hover-capable drones no bigger than the palm of a hand, Dr. Moble Benedict and a team of researchers are studying the feasibility of scaling these concepts to larger unmanned aircraft (UAVs). Developing the next generation of UAVs requires revolutionary vehic…

Posted: February 15, 2017

Over 50 engineering students set out to make a difference in the lives of K-12 school children and teachers during the latest Aggies Invent, which tasked participants to create and develop solutions to problems many schools and classrooms face today. Aggies Invent, an intensive design experience …

Posted: February 15, 2017

Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger, Eppright Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, served as program chair of the organizing committee for the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) Symposi…

Posted: February 15, 2017

The research of Dr. Wonmuk Hwang, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been featured on the February cover of the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) journal. Hwang and his colleagues were recognized for the research article, “In …

Posted: February 15, 2017

Dr. Daniel A. Jiménez, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was elected program chair of the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA). HPCA offers attendees the op…

Posted: February 14, 2017

Dr. Nancy M. Amato, Unocal and Regents Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Distinguished Service Award. The IEEE RAS Dist…

Posted: February 14, 2017

Texas A&M University’s Women in Engineering Program recently received funding to create the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Program. The grant awards $250,000 to fund eight undergraduate students as they complete research within their respective departments. “The competitive grant was awarded to Tex…

Posted: February 13, 2017

Dr. Ankit Srivastava, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the prestigious Doctoral New Investigator Grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant provides start-up funds of $110…

Posted: February 13, 2017

For researchers building what could be the world’s smallest cyclocopter — a drone powered by two spinning paddle-
wheel-like cyclorotors — every gram counts. The edges of each of the craft’s eight rotor blades were made by hand-laying hair-thin carbon fiber strands preimpregnated with epoxy into a T…

Posted: February 13, 2017

Youth from the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) are used to exploring the wilds of nature and going on adventures, but the Texas A&M University student section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) is helping them discover a whole new kind of adventure with the nuclear science merit badge workshop. …

Posted: February 9, 2017

More than 20 Qatari high school students unleashed their inner inventors and entrepreneurs recently as part of Qatar Invents, a week-long academic enrichment workshop organized at Texas A&M University at Qatar and sponsored by Maersk Oil Qatar. Shelly Tornquist, director of PK-12 Engineering Ed…

Posted: February 8, 2017

A paper co-authored by Dr. Prasad Enjeti, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the most highly cited research publication in Qatar over the last decade. Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science busines…

Posted: February 3, 2017

The Center for Dredging Studies in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University recently hosted the 46th Dredging Engineering Short Course. Forty-five participants from across the United States, Canada, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and Gabon attended the weeklong course representi…

Posted: February 3, 2017

Dr. Moo-Hyun Kim, professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a recipient of the 2016 Dean of Engineering Excellence Award. The award will be presented at an annual awards banquet in May. Kim is one of eight faculty members in the college of engineering to recei…

Posted: February 2, 2017

Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented a plenary talk to the Annual Plenary Conference for NASA Human Research Program Investigators Workshop (HRPI) in Galveston, Texas. A day earlier, Murphy gave a video-stre…

Posted: February 2, 2017

Each year, M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering at Texas A&M University, recognizes faculty members who have received fellowships for their impact on their department and the college as a whole. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering had six faculty members r…

Posted: February 2, 2017

Dr. John Valasek, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as a 2017 AIAA Fellow. The AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon 1 percent of its members in recognition of t…

Posted: February 1, 2017

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering boasts an impressive honors program of over 1,000 students. The program is newly redesigned, with this being the second year as a college-level program. Engineering Honors provides students with unique opportunities to network with faculty and indu…

Posted: February 1, 2017

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between Texas A&M University and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) at the Norwegian Consulate in Houston on Nov. 10, 2016. The MOU sets a framework for cooperation in joint investigations, international projects, scientific exchanges and tr…

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