Archives for 2017

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…

Posted: May 19, 2017

Texas A&M University researchers have developed an intelligent transportation system prototype designed to avoid collisions and prevent hacking of autonomous vehicles. Modern vehicles are increasingly autonomous, relying on sensors to provide information to automatically control them. They …

Posted: May 19, 2017

Strap on a pair of virtual reality (VR) goggles and pilot a spaceship around an asteroid field or explore the terrain of Mars. Participants at South by Southwest (SXSW) were able to do just that through the SpaceCRAFT VR platform that is being developed by Dr. Greg Chamitoff, professor of practice i…

Posted: May 18, 2017

Dr. Le Xie, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Young Engineering Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society (PES) for his contribution …

Posted: May 18, 2017

From walk-on college basketball player to influential mentor for students and faculty, Dr. Robert Randall has come full circle in his 42-year career in academia. Randall, the W.H. Bauer Professor in Dredging Engineering in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, attended Oh…

Posted: May 18, 2017

Benjamin Young, graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University was selected to receive a 2017 fellowship from the International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technology, an affiliate society of the American Society of Metals. Yo…

Posted: May 18, 2017

Sean Whitney, a May 2017 graduate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named the 2017 Southwestern Region award winner from Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT), the national aerospace engineering honor society. He has studied and conducted research on nonlinear adaptive…

Posted: May 17, 2017

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented Faculty Awards, Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employee A…

Posted: May 17, 2017

Two professors from the Texas A&M College of Engineering at Texas A&M University were honored as “inspirational and transformational” mentors during the inaugural Center for Teaching Excellence Aggies Celebrate Teaching! – Recognizing Transformational Learning reception in May. Dr. Gregory …

Posted: May 16, 2017

As demonstrated over the weekend with the global WannaCry "ransomware" cyberattack, which infected 300,000 machines in 150 countries, threats to cybersecurity have reached a crisis stage. The global cost of cybercrime continues to increase and is estimated to reach $6 trillion by 2021, according to …

Posted: May 15, 2017

Advanced reactor technologies have generated interest for their potential to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy efficiency and cut down on nuclear waste. Researchers with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University have provided new insights into the workings of an ad…

Posted: May 15, 2017

Reece Goldsberry, undergraduate research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, recently received the Best Undergraduate Poster Award from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers International (NACE). This research project was essentially focused on evaluating the…

Posted: May 15, 2017

The Texas A&M College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored Department of Mechanical Engineering former student Jimmy Williams with an Outstanding Alumni Award on April 20. Williams, who serves as executive director and Distinguished Service Professor of the Engineering and Technol…

Posted: May 15, 2017

Dr. Yassin A. Hassan, department head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Sallie & Don Davis '61 Professor in Nuclear Engineering, has been awarded the 2017 James N. Landis Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of his…

Posted: May 12, 2017

It’s a material world, and an extremely versatile one at that, considering its most basic building blocks — atoms — can be connected together to form different structures that retain the same composition. Diamond and graphite, for example, are but two of the many polymorphs of carbon, meaning that …

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