January 28, 2016

SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend starts Friday

More than 120 teams including seven from Texas A&M University will take part in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 29 and 30) on the campus of Texas A&M. More than 1,000 students representing more than 100 universities and three high schools will present their Hyperloop Pod design concepts to judges, vying for a chance to build and test their design prototype. More

Huang receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Huang receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Jeff Huang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his research in debugging concurrency related software defects. More

Cementing societal and technological growth through research

Cementing societal and technological growth through research

Research on cement longevity is underway in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Zachary Grasley, associate professor and Peter C. Forster Faculty Fellow I, recently had his paper on the subject published, and recognized as an outstanding paper for 2015, in Materials and Structures. More

Pistikopoulos named editor-in-chief of journal

Pistikopoulos named editor-in-chief of journal

Dr. Stratos Pistikopoulos, associate director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named editor-in-chief of the journal Computers & Chemical Engineering. More

Ocean engineering hosts short courses

Ocean engineering hosts short courses

The Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University recently hosted Dredging Engineering and Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator short courses. Fifty-seven participants from across the United States and as far as Canada and Brazil attended the weeklong Dredging Engineering short course. More

SEC career fair draws nearly 6,000 students

SEC career fair draws nearly 6,000 students

Nearly 6,000 students packed Texas A&M University’s Reed Arena on Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 26 and 27), hoping to secure jobs and internships. The annual Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) spring career fair brought in 288 companies and more than 1,000 recruiters. More

AggieSat4 scheduled to deploy from ISS

AggieSat4 scheduled to deploy from ISS

The AggieSat4 satellite carrying Bevo-2 was unpacked and assembled aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday (Jan. 27), and will be released into outer space on Friday (Jan. 29). AggieSat4 launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for the ISS on last month. More

Becejac, Dehghanian receive international student scholarships

Becejac, Dehghanian receive international student scholarships

Tamara Becejac and Payman Dehghanian, graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, each received an International Student Services Scholarship from Texas A&M for scholastic accomplishments and academic excellence. More

“Zero Crazy!” seeks to reduce distracted driving among teens

“Zero Crazy!” seeks to reduce distracted driving among teens

Every day teens take their eyes off the road to tweet, text, snapchat or post to the Internet. Educating young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving can help provide a more-informed context for making that decision. That’s what Teens in the Driver Seat is doing with its "Zero Crazy!" activity. More