August 25, 2016

Students innovate against Zika in 48 hours

When 80 motivated and innovative students from five universities work together, novel ideas will emerge. The first U-Invent produced 12 solutions to combat the spread of the Zika virus through educational and conceptual solutions. More than $4,000 in award funds and an opportunity for two students from a winning team to meet with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was presented to the students. The first-place team, SWATeam, developed an app that engages young people in games to find mosquito areas, provides education and allows the community to learn more about Zika. More

Smart Grid Center awarded grant from Department of Energy

Smart Grid Center awarded grant from Department of Energy

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Smart Grid Center has received a new grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) that will further the center’s mission to strengthen and protect the nation’s power grid. The grant is one of 12 given to projects across the United States. More

Texas A&M and UT Austin partner on solar energy research center

Texas A&M and UT Austin partner on solar energy research center

It does not require a force as powerful as the sun to get Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin to work together, but it certainly helps. The institutions, along with Texas A&M University-Central Texas and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, are officially collaborating on a major solar research initiative. More

Grunlan's research on cover of three journals

Grunlan's research on cover of three journals

The research of Dr. Jaime C. Grunlan, the Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been featured on the cover of three prestigious journals. Grunlan’s work on biomimetic materials manufacturing was featured in Advanced Materials, which is one of the highest impact factor journals in the field of materials science. More

Gu, Liu reach new heights in cybersecurity research

Gu, Liu reach new heights in cybersecurity research

Dr. Guofei Gu and Dr. Jyh-Charn Liu in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing game-changing defense approaches to beat cyber attackers in two very different, but important, aspects of cybersecurity. Gu is the director of the Secure Communication and Computer Systems Lab and Liu is the director of the Real Time Distributed Systems Lab. More

Researchers receive DAC Best Paper Award

Researchers receive DAC Best Paper Award

Xin Zhan, Dr. Peng Li and Dr. Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio, researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the prestigious 2016 DAC Best Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Design Automation Conference (DAC). More

Christiansen honored with ITE Matson Award

Christiansen honored with ITE Matson Award

Dennis Christiansen, agency director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, was awarded the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Theodore M. Matson Award during the ITE Annual Meeting. Christiansen became a pioneer in high-occupancy vehicle lane development as part of his research in traffic operations and transportation planning. More

Texas A&M University, Penn State team up for new research experience

Texas A&M University, Penn State team up for new research experience

Individuals from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering recently completed a 10-week research for undergraduates (REU) program that was coordinated by the college of engineering and Penn State’s College of Engineering. The students and faculty members in the program spent five weeks at Texas A&M and five weeks at Penn State’s University Park campus conducting research in teams based on mutual areas of study. More

Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program holds final competition

Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program holds final competition

The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program held its final competition on board the International Space Station (ISS) with Texas teams meeting at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 12. Zero Robotics (ZR) is a computer programming competition for middle school students where they develop programs to control SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage Reorient Experimental Satellites) inside the ISS. More

Chawla helps Aggies one phone call at a time

Chawla helps Aggies one phone call at a time

According to a recent study by the American College Health Association, more than 30 percent of college students experienced severe depression, 50 percent struggled with anxiety and nearly 55 percent reported feeling alone. Instead of standing by while her peers struggled, Sneha Chawla, graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, decided to take action. More

Khodabakhshi awarded ASCE Fellowship

Khodabakhshi awarded ASCE Fellowship

Parisa Khodabakhshi, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This fellowship is given to a member of ASCE to promote the creation of new knowledge in the field of structural design and construction and includes a stipend of $8,000 toward Khodabakhshi's research. More

Taele elected president of GPSC

Taele elected president of GPSC

Paul Taele, Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently elected to serve as the 47th president of the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Previously, Taele served as the communications officer for the Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Student Association (CSEGSA). More

Conroe company receives UAV credentials

Conroe company receives UAV credentials

A Texas-based company is the fourth to receive credentialing through the National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Credentialing Program (NUASCP), a program developed by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. Precision Aerial Compliance Solutions uses UAVs to capture aerial video used by industries More