April 28, 2016

College of Engineering honors outstanding alumni

The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored six alumni during the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet. Five individuals received the Outstanding Alumni Honor Award and one individual received the Outstanding Early Professional Achievement Alumni Honor Award. Pictured (left to right): Stuart R. Bell ’79; Greg C. Garland ’80; J. Stephen Rottler ’80; M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering; Merri J. Sanchez ’85; Charlie Shaver ’80; and Christopher T. Rodenbeck ’99. More

Texas A&M develops smartphone-enabled lab-on-drone technology

Texas A&M develops smartphone-enabled lab-on-drone technology

For the first time, a robust, low-cost and portable technology deployed using drones can be used to monitor and control infectious disease outbreaks in remote locations, says Texas A&M University researcher Dr. Victor Ugaz. An overview of the technology is published in Analytical Chemistry. More

Schneider featured in "Smithsonian Magazine" article

Schneider featured in "Smithsonian Magazine" article

Dr. William Schneider, Zachry Professor of Engineering Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was spotlighted in a recent article, “This Expandable Structure Could Become the Future of Living in Space” for Smithsonian Magazine. More

Langari presents invited lecture at Ford

Langari presents invited lecture at Ford

Dr. Reza Langari, J.R. Thompson Department Head Chair of the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution and professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented an invited lecture at Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Michigan, on April 13. More

Engineering Project Showcase this Friday

Engineering Project Showcase this Friday

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 Friday (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

DVDT's project launched into outer space

DVDT's project launched into outer space

Four seniors in the Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University assembled individual strengths under a team identity — DVDT — to undertake a capstone project that was successfully launched into outer space. More

Ragland takes top prize at U-Ignite competition

Ragland takes top prize at U-Ignite competition

A Texas A&M University engineering student’s passion for rock climbing may lead to a new innovation in the field. Mack Ragland pitched his idea for light-up rocks for rock wall climbing and took home the top prize in the U-Ignite Video Competition. More

Students perfect their elevator pitch at competition

Students perfect their elevator pitch at competition

The elevator pitch, a short, easily understandable description of a project that instantly attracts interest and support, can be perfected with practice. Texas A&M University’s Materials Advantage chapter gave an opportunity to 13 teams of graduate students to practice their elevator pitch. More

Patel applies nuclear thermal propulsion to Mars mission spaceship

Patel applies nuclear thermal propulsion to Mars mission spaceship

Texas A&M University nuclear engineering doctoral student and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) research scientist Vishal Patel is designing the space ships of tomorrow, developing rockets powered by nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) that may one day take humans on their journey to Mars. More

Runco wins 2016 AHS Robert L. Licten Award

Runco wins 2016 AHS Robert L. Licten Award

Carl Runco, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the international winner of the American Helicopter Society’s (AHS) 2016 Robert L. Lichten award competition. More

Bielefeldt receives SMART Fellowship

Bielefeldt receives SMART Fellowship

Brent Bielefeldt, graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Science, Mathematics, & Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship. More

Becejac receives travel grant to participate in WIE ILC

Becejac receives travel grant to participate in WIE ILC

Tamara Becejac, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a travel grant to participate in the 2016 IEEE Woman In Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Conference (ILC). More

Esmaeilian awarded DEED Student Research Grant

Esmaeilian awarded DEED Student Research Grant

Ahad Esmaeilian, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Student Research Grant for his research. More

Steel Bridge wins first, Concrete Canoe places third

Steel Bridge wins first, Concrete Canoe places third

Texas A&M University's American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe student teams competed in the regional competitions held April 7-9 at Texas Tech University. The Steel Bridge team’s first place finish qualifies it for the national competition to be held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, May 27-28. More

TRB webinar highlights asphalt research conducted by TTI

TRB webinar highlights asphalt research conducted by TTI

At the request of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers conducted a webinar surrounding their work on aging asphalt mixtures and applications for foamed asphalt — both National Cooperative Highway Research Program projects. More