July 14, 2016

Texas A&M ASABE Robotics team tackling challenges

The Texas A&M ASABE Robotics team is a small group of bright individuals dedicated to using its classroom-learned skills to build on previous experience to design robots fit for competition. As in the years before, the team will be entering the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Robotics Student Design Competition that takes place July 17-20 in Orlando, Florida. More

McShane elected IEEE Sensors Council president

McShane elected IEEE Sensors Council president

Dr. Mike McShane, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors Council. As president, McShane will serve a two-year term followed by a four-year past-president service commitment. IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas. More

Zmud selected as Lifetime NRC "National Associate"

Zmud selected as Lifetime NRC "National Associate"

Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Senior Research Scientist Johanna Zmud has been selected as a National Associate of the National Research Council. Zmud was selected as a member of the 2016 Class of National Associates — which includes eight other members — for her voluntary “extraordinary service” to the Transportation Research Board (TRB). More

Heinimann recipient of 2016 Aerospace States Association scholarship

Heinimann recipient of 2016 Aerospace States Association scholarship

Alexandra Heinimann, a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Aerospace States Association (ASA) scholarship. Each year ASA presents two scholarships nationwide to students who are pursuing study in the fields of aeronautics and aviation. Rockwell Collins sponsors the scholarship. More

Global design teams tackle projects at home and abroad

Global design teams tackle projects at home and abroad

A team of Texas A&M University engineering students spent its semester working to provide safer, cleaner drinking water for rural communities in Mexico. The students were paired with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Gonzalo Rio Arronte Foundation to improve water quality without creating complications for wildlife as part of a biological and agricultural engineering global design team (GDT) course. More

TTI researchers conduct transit accessibility workshops and webinars

TTI researchers conduct transit accessibility workshops and webinars

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) recently designed a series of workshops and webinars aimed at gaining input on mobility and transportation technology preferences and needs from people with disabilities. The project was sponsored by the Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative. More

TEEX Product Development Center wins $ 1.5 million DPSI contract

TEEX Product Development Center wins $ 1.5 million DPSI contract

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Product Development Center has received a three-year, $ 1.5 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative (DPSI) to transition defense technologies into the emergency response and homeland security marketplace. More

Stiles Farm Field Day features drone technology

Stiles Farm Field Day features drone technology

The future of drone technology and its potential uses in Central Texas Blacklands farming operations were featured at the Stiles Farm Field Day held recently in Thrall, Texas. Dr. Dale Cope, associate professor of the engineering practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was joined by undergraduate students in leading the unmanned aerial vehicle demonstration. More

Texas A&M University soars in new "Best Colleges" report

Texas A&M University soars in new "Best Colleges" report

Texas A&M University ranks fourth among the nation’s public universities in Money magazine’s new “Best Colleges For Your Money” report and 13th overall — up two places since last year among publics and advancing seven places among all institutions of higher learning. Also, it again ranks first in the magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Colleges You Can Actually Get Into.” Texas A&M tops all public institutions in Texas in the study. More

Computer science study abroad fosters learning outside of the classroom

Study abroad programs allow students the unique opportunity to not only learn about a new culture, but be immersed in one. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University offers a study abroad trip to India led by Dr. Rabi Mahapatra, professor and head of graduate admissions, where students are given the opportunity to broaden their global perspective and deepen their critical and comparative thinking skills on offshore software development. More

Texas A&M University a Top 10 producer of Fortune 500 CEOs

Only two institutions in the nation have more graduates serving as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies than Texas A&M University, according to a new Money magazine study. Texas A&M is credited with having six former students serving as CEOs of the largest companies in America, as tabulated in an online report by Money — the most for any university in Texas, the South or Southwest. That total is exceeded only by two Ivy League schools: Harvard, with 10, and Cornell with nine. More