April 14, 2016

Robotic lifeguard aids in first response around the world

A robot assistant lifeguard called EMILY is making waves by helping migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea safely. In the wake of unrest, over 500 refugees have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece. Members from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) and Roboticists Without Borders gathered at the Greek island of Lesvos to assist the local Coast Guard and lifeguard organizations to prevent this from happening in the future. Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, aided authorities in Lesvos alongside CRASAR, of which she is the director. More

Liang receives IOR Pioneer Award

Liang receives IOR Pioneer Award

Dr. Jenn-Tai Liang, professor and holder of the John E. & Deborah F. Bethancourt Endowed Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) Pioneer Award. More

Hartl to receive Anderson Early Achievement Award

Hartl to receive Anderson Early Achievement Award

Dr. Darren Hartl, TEES Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award from the Aerospace Division of the Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). More

Niedzwecki joins international advisory board for CISSE

Niedzwecki joins international advisory board for CISSE

Dr. John Niedzwecki, Cain '13 Senior Chair in Offshore Technology and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, was invited to join the international advisory board for the Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Ship and Deep-Sea Exploration (CISSE). More

Kezunovic serves on panel review of NIST’s PML

Kezunovic serves on panel review of NIST’s PML

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, served on a review panel of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, which was charged with assessing work performed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML). More

Texas A&M researchers are revolutionizing advanced manufacturing

Texas A&M researchers are revolutionizing advanced manufacturing

Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are working to make life easier through research that is revolutionizing society. The long awaited day of 3-D printed replacement body parts may be just around the corner; along with the day of producing metal more quickly and efficiently, thanks to the work of those in the advanced manufacturing field. More

Scholars discuss cutting-edge research at robotics workshop

Scholars discuss cutting-edge research at robotics workshop

The 2016 Texas A&M Robotics Workshop, held recently, hosted an array of distinguished speakers from institutions around the world, whose research is rooted in robotics. The 12 researchers who presented at the workshop are area chairs for the 2016 Robotics Science and Systems Conference (RSS), which will be held this summer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. More

Engineering Project Showcase slated for April 29 at Kyle Field

Engineering Project Showcase slated for April 29 at Kyle Field

Approximately 700 students will participate in one of the largest nationwide events of its kind — the fourth annual Texas A&M University Engineering Project Showcase — on April 29 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field. More than $ 10,000 in prizes and awards will be given this year. More

Zachry Leadership Program inspires student to lead by example

Zachry Leadership Program inspires student to lead by example

To Roger Simon, becoming a leader means more than simply adding some extra zeros to his future salary. It means being able to make a difference and be an example for others to follow. That’s why the Texas A&M University sophomore aerospace engineering major decided to apply for the Zachry Leadership Program. More

Brown awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Brown awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Timothy Brown, doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The five-year fellowship will include a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 cost-of education allowance. More

Energy Institute holds conference to promote statewide collaboration

Energy Institute holds conference to promote statewide collaboration

The Texas A&M Energy Institute recently hosted Texas Optimization Day, a one-day conference providing a chance for researchers, practitioners and policymakers in the state of Texas to collaborate and, as a result, build a community to promote fundamental and applied optimization research in the region. More

MYE Experience Conference brings educators to Texas A&M

MYE Experience Conference brings educators to Texas A&M

The Mid Years Engineering Experience Conference (MYEEC) showcased two keynote addresses and nearly 30 presentations focusing on new ways to engage engineering students so they not only survive the typical “sophomore slump” but also achieve great success as students and professionals. More

TCAT'S Dean Schneider and wife Glenda named Parents of the Year

TCAT'S Dean Schneider and wife Glenda named Parents of the Year

Dean and Glenda Schneider of College Station have been named Texas A&M University’s Parents of the Year for 2016-17. Dean, who retired from the Air Force in 2002 after serving for 20 years, is currently the director of manufacturing operations for the Texas Center of Applied Technology (TCAT). More