February 18, 2016

Innovations for the classroom focus of Aggies Invent

What happens when you mix engineers with education students and design needs from sponsors? You get solutions to healthy eating habits, educational and safe social media, and special needs education tracking. These three ideas took the top spots at the latest Aggies Invent, which was focused on educational needs. In 48 hours, the innovators created mobile apps, virtual reality, physical devices and more to combat problem statements related to improving educational techniques for children. Aggies Invent promotes an innovation and entrepreneurial mindset among students at Texas A&M University. It gathers invited students, provides them with the needs statements submitted by sponsors, allows them to self-select teams, and gives them access to industry mentors and support from the Engineering Innovation Center (EIC) to create solutions and prototypes in 48 hours. More

Predicting the path of cellular entry for HIV-1

Predicting the path of cellular entry for HIV-1

The human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, can infect, via entry, a variety of cells. The specific cell-type infected by a viral strain is referred to as HIV-1 tropism and can affect treatment and overall patient outcome. As described in an article recently published in PLOS ONE, researchers led by Dr. Christodoulos A. Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and Erle Nye '59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence, have made a significant breakthrough in the computational prediction of HIV-1 tropism. More

Texas A&M Engineering honored by Laserfiche

Texas A&M Engineering honored by Laserfiche

Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering was one of six organizations honored by Laserfiche for using its enterprise content management to improve productivity, innovate processes and achieve exceptional business results. The Texas A&M University System selected Laserfiche to enhance the ability to share documents and workflows. The Look College used Laserfiche to automate the employee onboarding process, saving more than 2,000 hours a year. More

Thousands visit Texas A&M Engineering during Aggieland Saturday

Thousands visit Texas A&M Engineering during Aggieland Saturday

Thousands of potential students and their families visited Texas A&M University and the Dwight Look College of Engineering for Aggieland Saturday, a university open house held Feb. 13. Aggieland Saturday brought approximately 13,000 visitors to campus to explore all Texas A&M has to offer through guided tours, presentations, resource tables and the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff representatives. The college of engineering hosted more than 4,000 of those visitors with information and tours specific to engineering. More

Aggie graduate helps MIT team take top honors at Hyperloop competition

Aggie graduate helps MIT team take top honors at Hyperloop competition

His team might not have been from Texas A&M University, but an Aggie still helped take home the top honors at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend held at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field on Jan. 29-30. John Mayo, a 2014 Texas A&M graduate in mechanical engineering and a graduate of A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas, was the project manager for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) team that won the competition. He’s now seeking his master’s in mechanical engineering at MIT. More

Runco wins first in regional Lichten competition

Runco wins first in regional Lichten competition

Carl Runco, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, competed in the southwest regional Robert L. Lichten competition and won first place for his presentation, “Design and Development of a Meso-Scale Cyclocopter.” More

Harris selected to join the AIAA Intelligent Systems Committee

Harris selected to join the AIAA Intelligent Systems Committee

Joshua Harris, Ph.D. student and graduate research assistant in the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory (VSCL) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to join the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee (ISTC). More

Industry representatives speak to industrial distribution students

Industry representatives speak to industrial distribution students

Multiple courses in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University have enhanced industry focused experiential learning by inviting industry representatives to speak to students. Topics discussed included trends, challenges and opportunities in the industrial channels. In addition to bringing industry speakers to classes, students are provided opportunities to participate in industry conferences and competitions. More

57 teams attend FEMA canine search specialist training at Disaster City

57 teams attend FEMA canine search specialist training at Disaster City

Texas Task Force 1’s Canine Program hosted 57 canine search specialist teams at the FEMA Canine Search Specialist Weekend. The teams represented 18 of the 28 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams from across the nation as well as canine teams from Texas Task Force 2. During the two-day event, the teams broke up into groups and were able to work with handlers from other areas to make the exercise one that promoted both new training and ideas being shared by all. More