August 18, 2016

Former POWER SET student receives master's degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M

Long before she was preparing to defend her thesis on surface plasma nitriding of fuel cladding materials, Elizabeth Castanon joined a new organization her senior year at Palacios High School called Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology (POWER SET). POWER SET was founded by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Nuclear Power Institute and the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station to encourage high school girls to pursue futures in STEM related fields. More

Texas A&M University College of Engineering ranked No. 2 by Best College Values

Texas A&M University College of Engineering ranked No. 2 by Best College Values

Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 2 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Top Value Master’s in Engineering. The University of California, Berkeley was the only program to rank higher than Texas A&M. Georgia Institute of Technology (third), The University of Texas at Austin (fourth) and Brigham Young University (fifth) round out the top five. More

Texas A&M Energy Institute director, world-renowned scholar Floudas passes away

Texas A&M Energy Institute director, world-renowned scholar Floudas passes away

Dr. Christodoulos A. Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute, passed away Aug. 14 while on vacation with his family in Greece. Floudas, the Erle Nye '59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was a Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study Fellow. More

Birgisson appointed Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Distinguished Research Professor

Birgisson appointed Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Distinguished Research Professor

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Bjorn Birgisson a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor. The distinguished research professorship appointment, which is in recognition of his exceptional record as a researcher and educator, was effective Aug. 15. More

Rodriguez-Iturbe appointed Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Distinguished Research Professor

Rodriguez-Iturbe appointed Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Distinguished Research Professor

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor. The distinguished research professorship appointment, which is in recognition of his exceptional record as a researcher and educator, was effective Aug. 1. More

Elwany leads the way for 3-D printing in Middle East

Elwany leads the way for 3-D printing in Middle East

Metal additive manufacturing service bureaus are located in many regions over the world, but the Middle East is not one of them. Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, jumped at the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in founding the first metal 3-D printing service bureau in this region. Julian Callanan is the founder of the new company, Sinterex. More

Pearce participates in prestigious Amgen Scholars Program

Pearce participates in prestigious Amgen Scholars Program

Hannah Pearce, a biomedical engineering student at Texas A&M University, was selected to participate in the Amgen Foundation’s prestigious Amgen Scholars Program. Pearce spent 10 weeks this summer conducting hands-on, cutting edge research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Pearce is one of nearly 360 students globally this year accepted to the program from more than 5,000 applicants. More

TTI’s Brooks helps Brownsville secure federal dollars

TTI’s Brooks helps Brownsville secure federal dollars

Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Assistant Research Scientist Jonathon Brooks was part of the team that helped secure a $10 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for the city of Brownsville, Texas, the largest grant to date for the city. More

TTI's Brewer named Fellow by Eno Center for Transportation

TTI's Brewer named Fellow by Eno Center for Transportation

Marcus Brewer, associate research engineer at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), has been selected as an Eno Fellow by the Eno Center for Transportation. The honor highlights the top transportation graduates in the country. More

Turbomachinery Laboratory increases recognition efforts in China

Turbomachinery Laboratory increases recognition efforts in China

Dr. Luis San Andrés, Mast-Childs Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the associate director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Turbomachinery Laboratory, just completed a two-week trip to China where he visited various universities with research programs related to high-performance turbomachinery. More

 Bethel University agreement gives TEEX students pathway to college degree

Bethel University agreement gives TEEX students pathway to college degree

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) students interested in applying their technical training toward a college degree can earn up to 30 credit hours at Bethel University in Tennessee. An articulation agreement with Bethel University College of Public Service provides TEEX students a pathway to earning or completing a degree. More