May 26, 2016

Texas A&M University System leads research and education consortium joined by University of Texas System to bid for Sandia

The Texas A&M University System is partnering with Battelle, The Boeing Company, the University of Texas System and the University of New Mexico in a joint bid to manage the Sandia National Laboratories — one of three DOE laboratories responsible for the nation's nuclear arsenal. Battelle is the world's largest independent nonprofit research and development organization, and Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. More

Reed to receive 2016 Kate Gleason Award

Reed to receive 2016 Kate Gleason Award

Dr. Helen Reed, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Kate Gleason Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. More

Zeng receives Best Applications Paper award

Zeng receives Best Applications Paper award

Dr. Li Zeng, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Best Applications Paper award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). More

Vyas first international student to speak at Texas A&M commencement ceremony

Vyas first international student to speak at Texas A&M commencement ceremony

Yashwant Prakash Vyas, graduating senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, became the first international student in Texas A&M history to speak at a commencement ceremony. Vyas was chosen as the student voice to represent the college of engineering and give the first speech at the commencement ceremony. More

Tippey to receive PEGASAS Outstanding Student Researcher Award

Tippey to receive PEGASAS Outstanding Student Researcher Award

Kathryn Tippey, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the Outstanding Student Researcher award through the Partnership for Enhancing General Aviation Safety and Sustainability (PEGASAS) program. She will be recognized at the PEGASAS annual meeting on June 8. More

Research aims to reduce airborne contaminants exposure

Research aims to reduce airborne contaminants exposure

Research by Dr. Shankar Chellam, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, is focused on finding the myriad sources of fine particles in ambient air that we breathe. Key problems the team targets include the long-range transport of mineral dust from the Sahara and Middle East. More

REEcycle wins 2016 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

REEcycle wins 2016 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

An innovative approach to recycling consumer electronics to reclaim the essential elements inside of them is a step closer to reality after startup company REEcycle was awarded $50,000 in funding as the top company at the 2016 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC) at Texas A&M University. More

Stress study reveals texting while driving dangers

Stress study reveals texting while driving dangers

A study led by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute is designed to monitor and measure stress levels of drivers has uncovered evidence showing why texting can be so dangerous, while moderate levels of other driver distractions — like being upset or absent minded — triggers the brain’s “sixth sense” to help protect the driver. More

TEES External Advisory Board holds spring meeting

TEES External Advisory Board holds spring meeting

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) External Advisory Board held its spring meeting May 20 at the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing building in College Station, Texas. Advisory board members shared updates from their subcommittees and also heard updates from TEES administrators about plans for future growth. More

Hirsch helps Aggie Triathletes take fourth at nationals

Hirsch helps Aggie Triathletes take fourth at nationals

Maddie Hirsch, a junior in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, is not your typical engineering student. She recently competed in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship in Clemson, South Carolina, with the Texas A&M Triathlon Team. More

Dehghanian receives poster award at IEEE conference

Dehghanian receives poster award at IEEE conference

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the 2nd Place Prize for Best Poster Award at the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Conference and Exposition. More

Civil engineering students awarded TWRI scholarships

Kyungtae Lee and Gang Zhao, graduate students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, were recently awarded scholarships from the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI). The scholarships will be used to support the students’ research in the field of water resources. Lee received the Mills scholarship, which is given to Texas A&M students engaged in research regarding the Texas water issues. Zhao was awarded the U.S. Geological Survey Graduate Research scholarship, which funds graduate research projects in the area of water resources and hydrology. More

Army Veterinary Medical Detachment holds exercise at Disaster City

The 43rd Veterinary Medical Detachment from Fort Hood deployed to Disaster City® to conduct a disaster exercise in animal decontamination. It’s important to deal with animals in a disaster as well as people, said Capt. Kerrie Farrar with the 43rd Veterinary Medical Detachment. There are also search and rescue and other working dogs that might need treatment out in the field as well, she added. Army veterinarians assist civilian agencies with animal medical care capabilities and public health support during a disaster response. The exercise, held May 11-13, was the first one the group has held at Disaster City. More