Archives for 2017

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…

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…

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