April 07, 2016

Datta-Gupta appointed a University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, Regents Professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University and holder of the L. F. Peterson ʼ36 Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering, has been appointed a University Distinguished Professor, one of the highest honors awarded to Texas A&M faculty members. Datta-Gupta was one of three professors honored with the title, which is bestowed in perpetuity. The designation of distinguished professor denotes a faculty member who is preeminent in his or her field, has made at least one seminal contribution to the discipline and whose work is central in any narrative of the field and is widely recognized to have changed the direction of scholarship in the field. More than 85 current faculty members hold this prestigious title. More

Kumar receives IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award

Kumar receives IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award

Dr. P.R. Kumar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the prestigious IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award at the IEEE INFOCOM conference. The IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a researcher in the INFOCOM community. More

Little awarded ASCE Turner Award, named chief editor of journal

Little awarded ASCE Turner Award, named chief editor of journal

Dr. Dallas Little, Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Francis C. Turner Award. He has also been named chief editor of Part-B (Pavements) of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering (JTE). More

Venture capitalist Rothrock establishes lecture series at Texas A&M University

Venture capitalist Rothrock establishes lecture series at Texas A&M University

Ray Rothrock, a venture capitalist and former student of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has established the Ray Rothrock Lecture Series. The series will feature a variety of national and international speakers discussing the possibilities for change and innovation within the nuclear industry. The series is expected to begin in the fall of 2016 at the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Each speaker will discuss a different topic regarding the impact of the nuclear industry in an effort to reach out to students. More

Physicians, engineers collaborate to solve cardiovascular health challenges

Physicians, engineers collaborate to solve cardiovascular health challenges

The only thing separating Texas A&M University from the largest medical facility in the world is 90 miles. A recent three-day workshop brought individuals from the Texas Medical Center and the Dwight Look College of Engineering together for a discussion about cardiovascular health and the challenges facing physicians in 2016. The event was spearheaded by Dr. Kumbakonam Rajagopal, the J.M. Forsyth Chair, Regents Professor and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M. More

Mortari delivering talks to academia and industry on flower constellations

Mortari delivering talks to academia and industry on flower constellations

Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been invited to present the theory of flower constellations to several academic and industry audiences. Flower constellations are special satellite constellations whose satellites follow the same 3-D space track with respect to assigned rotating reference frame. More

Palazzolo publishes book on vibration-related topics

Palazzolo publishes book on vibration-related topics

Dr. Alan Palazzolo, TEES Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently published a book, Vibration Theory and Applications with Finite Elements and Active Vibration Control. The book provides extensive coverage of vibration-related topics with particular emphasis on the three basic areas of modeling, analysis and applications. More

TEES,Texas A&M present awards for retention and transition programs

TEES,Texas A&M present awards for retention and transition programs

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) presented Awards for Excellence in Retention as part of the Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Pre-Conference on Retention and Transition on March 30. Mountain View College–Dallas County Community College District, Dallas; San Jacinto College–South, Houston; and South Texas College, McAllen, were each awarded $ 1,500 in recognition of their promising practices for innovative retention and transition programs. More

Texas A&M Engineering presents on Hyperloop at SXSW

Texas A&M Engineering presents on Hyperloop at SXSW

Anyone who was in the Hall of Champions for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Competition Weekend in January could feel that it was a special moment. Unfortunately, not everyone could be in the building that weekend, which is why Texas A&M University was asked to share the story of the event at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin on March 15. Assistant Vice Chancellor for Engineering Strategic Initiatives John Barton, Senior Assistant Vice Chancellor Marilyn Martell and Associate Professor of Practice Rodney Boehm presented at the event. More

Three engineering students awarded NSBE scholarships

Three engineering students awarded NSBE scholarships

Three Texas A&M University engineering students, Eugene Obeng, Adaora Atuegbu and Alexis Scott, have been awarded scholarships from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). All three accepted their award at the NSBE national convention. The students traveled to Boston in March for the NSBE’s 2016 Annual Convention. Attending the convention gave these students an opportunity to network with industries and their peers while participating in seminars and forums, as well as recruiting. More

Cybersecurity online training offered to three more states

Cybersecurity online training offered to three more states

The states of Louisiana and Wyoming, along with Fresno Pacific University in California, are the latest organizations to partner with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to provide online cybersecurity training for their employees. They joined the Arkansas Department of Human Services, which began offering the courses to their employees in December 2014. TEEX has developed an employee training web portal featuring a custom catalog for each organization. More

Physics & Engineering Festival set for Saturday

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University invite audiences across Texas, the nation and even the world to get up close and personal with science and technology this spring at the 2016 Physics & Engineering Festival, an entertaining and informative weekend scientific extravaganza for all ages. No fees or tickets are required for the free annual event, scheduled for Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the George P. Mitchell '40 Physics Building on the Texas A&M campus. More

Smart Grid Center to host fourth annual workshop

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Smart Grid Center will host the fourth annual Smart Grid Workshop at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus on April 28. This year's workshop will focus on “Smart Grids Big Data.” Big data in smart electric grids comes from many domains associated with power system operation (generation, transmission and distribution, customers, services and markets), as well as other seemingly unrelated, yet synergistically intertwined domains. More