March 03, 2016

New class of TIAS Faculty Fellows includes four in engineering

Thirteen nationally and internationally prominent scholars, including four who will be part of Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering, were formally inducted as Faculty Fellows during a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26. Dr. Robert A. Calderbank (electrical and computer engineering), Dr. J. Karl Hedrick (mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station), Dr. John A. Rogers (mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, materials science and engineering) and Dr. Kumares C. Sinha (civil engineering, Texas A&M Transportation Institute) will serve as in-residence TIAS Faculty Fellows, collaborating with numerous Texas A&M faculty and students. More

Qian receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Qian receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Xiaoning Qian, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Qian, who is also affiliated with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) AgriLife Center for Bioinformatics and Genomic Systems Engineering (CBGSE), received his CAREER award for his proposal, "Knowledge-driven Analytics, Model Uncertainty and Experiment Design.” More

Demkowicz leads project to develop NMMs

Demkowicz leads project to develop NMMs

Dr. Michael J. Demkowicz, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a grant to speed up the development and application of nanometallic materials (NMMs). The grant is supported by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future program and is a collaborative effort between Texas A&M, the University of Michigan and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Texas A&M is the lead institution and Demkowicz is the principal investigator. More

Caton receives college of engineering award

Caton receives college of engineering award

Dr. Jerald Caton, the Gulf Oil/ Thomas A. Dietz Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a service award recipient for the College of Engineering Teaching, Service and Engineering Outstanding Contribution Awards. Faculty members are nominated by their department heads and must be holders of an endowed position. More

NPI hosts Science on Saturday event

NPI hosts Science on Saturday event

More than 300 school children and community members from across the Matagorda Bay area came to Palacios, Texas, to take part in the fifth annual Science on Saturday event sponsored by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Texas A&M University’s Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) last week. Science on Saturday is a culmination of several of NPI’s annual outreach programs. More

Zachry Leadership Program diversifies Tasker's experience

Zachry Leadership Program diversifies Tasker's experience

A lot has changed this semester for sophomore mechanical engineering major Emily Tasker. The 19-year-old from Round Rock, Texas is a member of the first cohort of students to participate in the Zachry Leadership Program at Texas A&M University. The Zachry Leadership Program is a collaborative effort between the Dwight Look College of Engineering and Zachry Group. More

Students plan for driverless go-kart for capstone design project

Students plan for driverless go-kart for capstone design project

What does it take to earn a diploma at Texas A&M University? For a group of seniors in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, their final undergraduate degree requirement involves a display of street magic — or so it appears. The team’s task is to equip a go-kart so that the electronic vehicle will follow another go-kart all on its own, as in: without a driver. More

Nuclear doctoral student Evans receives Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship

Nuclear doctoral student Evans receives Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship

Jordan Evans, a nuclear engineering doctoral student at Texas A&M University, was named a recipient of the Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship and will be receiving the award, valued at $5,000, at the annual Waste Management Conference in Phoenix on March 8. Recipients of the scholarship are full-time students enrolled in a post-secondary educational program. More

TTI-led research looks to expedite emergency care for patients crossing border

TTI-led research looks to expedite emergency care for patients crossing border

Led by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), a team of public agencies is conducting research to speed up cross-border transportation for heart attack and stroke victims. Delays that occur at the border can have life and death implications since mortality rates increase sharply depending on how much time passes from incident to treatment. More

Master of Industrial Distribution program wins Texas Distance Learning Association award

The Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) program at Texas A&M University has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2016 Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) Award for Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation by a four-year higher education institution. The MID program is a 21-month, part-time, lock-step, online graduate program designed for working professionals. The program focuses on supply chain management, logistics and profitability of distributors and manufacturers (suppliers) in the industrial channels. The program involves immersive learning and experiences such as residency week, a global class and trip and a capstone project. More

Austin event to highlight research and innovations in unmanned aircraft systems

The Texas UAS Summit & Expo, March 29-31 in Austin, Texas, will be the first comprehensive look at unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and how the state is shaping the industry. The event will draw public and private entities, industry and university experts to discuss cutting-edge research, commercial operations and end-user opportunities. Expected attendees include commercial manufacturers and operators, researchers, payload providers, platform designers, 333 exempt entities and multiple leaders spearheading UAS expansion in Texas and beyond. The summit will also showcase UAS training, research and innovations taking place in Texas and The Texas A&M University System. More