August 11, 2016

Texas A&M student developing myoelectric signal capture to help patient recovery

Sungtae Shin, a doctoral student in Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been researching myoelectric interfacing, reading the electrical signals from muscles, as part of a project designed to create exoskeletons for physical rehabilitation purposes. In an important step toward that goal, Shin has successfully used a myoelectric controller worn like an armband to operate a robotic arm. Dr. Reza Langari, the head of the Laboratory for Control, Robotics and Animation (LCRA) which is developing the exoskeleton and head of the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, explained the overall goal for the project is for the system to be able to figure out what a person is trying to do and assist where needed. More

Narayanan appointed holder of Eric D. Rubin ’06 Professorship

Narayanan appointed holder of Eric D. Rubin ’06 Professorship

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Krishna Narayanan holder of the Eric D. Rubin ’06 Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The endowed professorship was effective Aug. 1. More

Russell appointed TEES Distinguished Research Chair Professor

Russell appointed TEES Distinguished Research Chair Professor

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. B. Don Russell holder of a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Chair Professorship. The distinguished research chair appointment is effective Sept. 1. More

Creasy appointed to "SAMPE Journal" editorial board

Creasy appointed to "SAMPE Journal" editorial board

Dr. Terry S. Creasy, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Journal (SAMPE). Creasy begins his new role in the fall. More

BioFORCE Academy promotes STEM education

BioFORCE Academy promotes STEM education

More than 120 Texas high school students across three age groups participated in the BioFORCE Summer Academy hosted by the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, a joint center of Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). More

NSSPI hosts nuclear security training series

NSSPI hosts nuclear security training series

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first leg of the four-week-long Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS) at Texas A&M University from July 2-10. More

Two-truck automated platoon test is a winner

Two-truck automated platoon test is a winner

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) recently hosted a two-truck platooning technology demonstration, highlighting one of the efforts in the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Innovative Projects program. More

Discovering new ideas through Study Abroad

Discovering new ideas through Study Abroad

The Belgium Study Abroad Program, headed by Dr. Clyde Munster and Dr. Cady Engler, is a unique five-week program offered by the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, granting students the opportunity to travel to Belgium to participate in two classes in a more hands-on way. More

2,017 miles, four weeks, countless experiences

2,017 miles, four weeks, countless experiences

Taking the class out of the classroom is becoming increasingly popular among summer courses. Students in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University studied 2,017 miles from the usual classrooms this summer to learn about engineering economics and real-time control. More

Nurses, pilots and veterans to benefit from new technologies

Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are studying memory limitations in high-workload environments, weather alerts for general aviation pilots and remote health monitoring to save the lives of veterans. More

Coleman wins best paper award at American Helicopter Society Forum

A paper authored by David Coleman and Dr. Moble Benedict won the best paper award in the “Advanced Vertical Flight” session at the 2016 American Helicopter Society Annual Forum. Coleman is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. More

Talbert Scholarship established in mechanical engineering

Tony and Neera Bansal ’87 Talbert have established the Tony and Neera Basal ’87 Talbert Scholarship, which will be used to provide for one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University. More

Denison Scholarship created in mechanical engineering

Dr. Early and Noel Denison ’66 have established the Noel and Early Denison ’66 Scholarship in mechanical engineering. The scholarship will provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. More