May 19, 2016

Truong wins gonfalon design contest

Amy Truong, a petroleum engineering major, has been selected as the winner of a college-wide contest to redesign the gonfalon, a banner that represents the college at graduation. Truong’s design focused on teamwork and the diverse engineering disciplines offered at Texas A&M University. Truong’s design was one of 18 submitted for the contest, and her winning design earned her $1,000. More

Singh receives Sigma Xi’s Outstanding Distinguished Scientist award

Singh receives Sigma Xi’s Outstanding Distinguished Scientist award

Dr. Vijay P. Singh, Distinguished Professor and holder of the Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, received and Outstanding Distinguished Scientist award from Sigma Xi, the research honor society at Texas A&M. More

Lawley appointed interim department head of industrial and systems engineering

Lawley appointed interim department head of industrial and systems engineering

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering at Texas A&M University, has appointed Dr. Mark Lawley as the interim department head in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Lawley is a TEES research professor in the department. Lawley joined Texas A&M and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2014. More

Students design low-cost otoscope to help diagnose hearing loss in developing countries

Students design low-cost otoscope to help diagnose hearing loss in developing countries

A group of students at Texas A&M University has designed a low-cost otoscope that when plugged into a smartphone, can take photos of the inside of the ear. The group, members of Texas A&M’s chapter of Engineering World Health, has designed and built a model LED otoscope. More

Transportation technology and the law: TTI takes part in symposium

Transportation technology and the law: TTI takes part in symposium

Researchers with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) played a major role in a Texas A&M School of Law conference dedicated to the future of transportation. The Changing Landscape of Transportation: Technology, Data and the Law was held in Fort Worth April 1. More

Guiseppi-Elie named chair-elect of AIMBE College of Fellows

Guiseppi-Elie named chair-elect of AIMBE College of Fellows

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, TEES professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named chair-elect of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. More

Little awarded Monismith Lecture on Pavement Engineering

Little awarded Monismith Lecture on Pavement Engineering

Dr. Dallas Little, Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Carl L. Monismith Lecture on Pavement Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute. More

UI Fellows visit Silicon Valley

UI Fellows visit Silicon Valley

Texas A&M University engineering students Brendan Cooper, Jean-Claude Faa and Jeffrey Zhao traveled to Silicon Valley, joining more than 200 University Innovation Fellows (UIF) for a four-day intensive experience that included trips to Google, Stanford University, Microsoft and Bay Area companies. More

SWE volunteers inspire elementary students

SWE volunteers inspire elementary students

Three Texas A&M University engineering students have taken over the Gifted and Talented program at Spring Creek Elementary School in College Station. The volunteers are members of Texas A&M’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and their outreach program is SWE Inspire. More

Makogon receives OTC Heritage Award for lifetime accomplishments

Makogon receives OTC Heritage Award for lifetime accomplishments

Yuri F. Makogon, retired TEES Research Engineer in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a Heritage Award recognizing his lifetime scientific accomplishments during the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. More

Donaway earns President’s Award for Academic Advising

Donaway earns President’s Award for Academic Advising

Charles Donaway, senior academic advisor in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2016 President’s Award for Academic Advising. Donaway received the award during the annual University Advisors and Counselors Spring Awards Breakfast. More

Graduate student Weems awarded Whitaker International Fellowship

Graduate student Weems awarded Whitaker International Fellowship

Andrew Weems, graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Whitaker International Fellowship. As a fellowship recipient, Weems will have the opportunity to study at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom where he will conduct research in the laboratory of Andrew Dove throughout the spring 2017-18 academic year. More

Baumgartner co-founds branch of 180 Degrees Consulting

Baumgartner co-founds branch of 180 Degrees Consulting

Matthew Baumgartner, a senior in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, found time to impact lives by co-founding a branch of 180 Degrees Consulting. The organization provides affordable consulting for nonprofit organizations by merging the talent and passion of university students with nonprofits’ problems to create social impact. More

2016 ENG-LIFE Workshop emphasizes importance of collaboration

2016 ENG-LIFE Workshop emphasizes importance of collaboration

The third ENG-LIFE Workshop, a faculty-led workshop designed to increase potential for multidisciplinary research between engineering and the life sciences, took place on April 29 in the Emerging Technologies Building at Texas A&M University. The tagline for the event was “At the interface of engineering and life sciences,” and the presenters at this year’s event reflected the goal. More

Kaneka and PTC partnership continues to expand

Kaneka and PTC partnership continues to expand

The partnership between Kaneka, a Japanese-based chemical manufacturer, and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Polymer Technology Center (PTC) dates back to 1999. Kaneka first approached Dr. Hung-Jue Sue, TEES professor and director of PTC, about his research on improving the toughness of epoxy resin. The collaboration that followed was a success. More

Texas A&M Energy Institute part of $20 million DoE grant

The Texas A&M Energy Institute is joining eight universities in a new six-year, $20 million project awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory. Titled “University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research," the goals of the project will be to identify, select, execute, review and disseminate knowledge from research that will improve the efficiency of production and use of fossil energy resources while minimizing the environmental impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. More

Texas A&M engineering students honored with Goldwater Scholarships

Maura Cadigan, a junior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was honored with a Goldwater Scholarship, while Kendal Ezell, a sophomore in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received an Honorable Mention Goldwater Scholarship. Cadigan and Ezell were both honored in recognition of their scholastic achievements and ambitions. The Foundation awarded 252 scholarships from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants from 415 colleges and universities nationwide. More

Engineering students win award with Dream it. Code it. Win it.

Jeffrey Zhao and Sahil Dhanju, engineering students at Texas A&M University, were part of a team that took home a national coding prize from the “Dream it. Code it. Win it.” competition. Zhao, a sophomore mechanical engineering student and University Innovation Fellow and Sahil Dhanju, a computer science student, participated with teammates Cyrun Roshan and Hima Tammineedi from the University of Texas at Dallas and Carnegie Mellon University, respectively. More

MID program receives USDLA’s 21st Century Award

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented its 2016 International Distance Learning Award for 21st Century Best Practices to the Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) program in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. The award comes just two months after the Texas Distance Learning Association presented the MID program the 2016 Excellence in Innovation and Distance Learning Award. More