January 21, 2016

New device could decrease time spent between detection and treatment for cancer patients

When treating cancer, time is the most important variable available for both the patient and the doctor. Time allows doctors to increase the knowledge of the specific cancer plaguing a patient. Time allows for improvements in medications and technologies used as part of a prescribed treatment plan. For the individual battling the cancer, every second spent post-diagnosis is counted as if could be the last. Dr. Yong Joe-Kim, director of The Acoustics & Signal Processing Laboratory at Texas A&M University, and his students are conducting research that seeks to develop a method of cancer detection that identifies the mechanical properties of cancer cells. More

Bhattacharyya invited to give lectures at leading Taiwan universities

Bhattacharyya invited to give lectures at leading Taiwan universities

Dr. S.P. Bhattacharyya, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was invited to give several lectures at two leading universities in Taiwan. During his trip, Bhattacharyya also visited a control engineering industry designing motor drives and the Advanced Rocket Research Center group in Taiwan. More

Nuclear engineering hosts interregional IAEA training course

Nuclear engineering hosts interregional IAEA training course

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted a two-week International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) interregional training course that familiarized participants with an understanding of the physics and technology behind water-cooled reactors. The IAEA has maintained a course in nuclear reactor simulation and education for almost 20 years. More

TEES hosts first Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

TEES hosts first Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Navigating the challenging path from research lab to marketplace was the topic of a deep-dive experiential learning workshop during the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) first Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, hosted by the TEES Office of Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. The event was held on Jan. 13. More

Texas A&M Staff Emergency Fund is available for limited financial assistance

Texas A&M Staff Emergency Fund is available for limited financial assistance

The University Staff Council is pleased to announce that the Staff Emergency Fund is now available to provide limited financial assistance (up to $500) to Texas A&M University staff who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event. Individuals can visit the University Staff Council website for more information about the program. More

Five biomedical undergrads awarded Bush Foundation travel grants

Five undergraduate students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University have been awarded the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Undergraduate Student Travel Grant by the George Bush Foundation in recognition of their exemplary academic records. The recipients include Mikayla Barry, Alexandra Easley, Kendall Ezell, Jacob Gunnar Livingston and Lauren Whitney. More

TEES awards seed grants for joint research projects at Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Kingsville

Solving global energy problems will require a collaborative effort across disciplines as well as across institutions. As part of an initiative to encourage multidisciplinary collaborations and cross-institutional partnerships, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), the Texas A&M University Dwight Look College of Engineering and Texas A&M University-Kingsville have awarded $ 150,000 in seed grants to researchers. More