February 04, 2016

TAMU Aerospace Hyperloop wins Levitation Subsystem Technical Excellence Award, advances to California

The TAMU Aerospace Hyperloop team was awarded the Levitation Subsystem Technical Excellence Award at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Weekend that was held on the Texas A&M University campus Jan. 29 and 30. The team was also one of 30 that will travel to California this summer to test their design prototypes at the world’s first Hyperloop Test Track. Team members include: (left to right) Christian Sotelo. Ashley Harris, Lucas Mussina, David Coleman, Charles Dietz, Dean Ellis and Matthew Connelly. More

Han named Fellow of AIAA

Han named Fellow of AIAA

Dr. Je-Chin Han, Distinguished Professor and the Marcus C. Esterling Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). More

Zoghi appointed editor-in-chief of journal

Zoghi appointed editor-in-chief of journal

Dr. Ben Zoghi, the Victor H. Thompson Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Automated Identification Technology (IJAIT). More

Jennings receives Runner-Up Award for Best Case

Jennings receives Runner-Up Award for Best Case

Dr. Daniel F. Jennings, the Andrew Rader Professor of Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, received the 2015 Runner-Up Award for the 2015 Best Case from the Southwest Case Research Association at its annual meeting in Oklahoma City. The Southwest Case Association is a division of the Federation of Business Disciplines. More

STEM Teacher Summit focuses on engaging women

STEM Teacher Summit focuses on engaging women

The 2016 STEM Teacher Summit & PK-12 Leadership Forum gave 150 educators the tools they need to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals. Through paneled discussions and workshops, the event helped reinvigorate educators and inspire them to inspire their students. More

Superelastic adaptive alloy could improve the success rate of childhood scoliosis treatment

Superelastic adaptive alloy could improve the success rate of childhood scoliosis treatment

Children with early-onset scoliosis often spend their entire childhood undergoing several surgical procedures to correct the curve in their spine. Dr. Ji Ma, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station assistant research scientist, and Dr. Ibrahim Karaman, Chevron Professor I and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, have designed a growing rod material that can significantly reduce the complications from corrective surgeries. More

International team developing tool for more effective diagnosis of oral cancer

International team developing tool for more effective diagnosis of oral cancer

A noninvasive device that enables doctors to quickly and accurately identify cancerous tissue in a person’s mouth is a step closer to reality thanks to an international collaboration between Texas A&M University and Qatar aimed at more effective diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer. The collaboration is supported by an $800,000 grant from the Qatar National Research Fund, says Dr. Javier Jo, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Texas A&M. More

Nuclear research team develops methodology for tracing illegal nuclear material to source

Nuclear research team develops methodology for tracing illegal nuclear material to source

Researchers at the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) (NSSPI) in conjunction with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University and a professor at the Cyclotron Institute, have developed a new method in nuclear forensics research to determine the reactor origins of weapons-grade plutonium. This methodology gives investigators and other government entities the ability to track the production source of black market nuclear materials, specifically plutonium. More

Ferris develops new course for National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing

Ferris develops new course for National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing

Dr. Thomas Ferris, TEES researcher and assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has developed a new two-day course for the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) that examines the impact of human error on the safety and quality of operations in biomanufacturing systems. The course applies well-practiced human factors theory and methods to the emerging and growing field of biomanufacturing. More

Two biomedical undergrads nominated for Goldwater Scholarships

Two biomedical undergrads nominated for Goldwater Scholarships

Mikayla Barry and Kendal Ezell, undergraduate students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, each have been selected to represent the university in the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Barry and Ezell are two of four total students endorsed by the university to move forward in the scholarship competition. More

Industrial distribution students visit Purvis Industries

Industrial distribution students visit Purvis Industries

A group of close to 80 students from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, visited Purvis Industries in Houston as a part of their Distributor Informational Management (IDIS 344) class. Purvis is one of the nation’s largest independent wholesale distributors. The trip contributed to the overall learning objectives of the class. More