September 01, 2016

Texas A&M University System Regents approve naming of Zachry Engineering Education Complex

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved naming the Engineering Education Complex the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. The former Zachry Engineering Center is undergoing extensive renovation and will nearly double in size to more than 500,000 square feet of space when completed in the spring of 2018. The building will be dedicated to undergraduate engineering education. More

Texas A&M Engineering top in nation for Best College Value ranking

Texas A&M Engineering top in nation for Best College Value ranking

Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 1 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Engineering, ranking ahead of the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgia Institute of Technology, which ranked second and third, respectively. Texas A&M is the only university in Texas among the top five. More

University honors Valasek with UPUTE, Thaman Professorship

University honors Valasek with UPUTE, Thaman Professorship

Dr. John Valasek, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was honored with a University Professorship for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (UPUTE). He was named holder of the Thaman Professorship. Valasek was recognized during the university's 2016 Undergraduate Convocation on Aug. 28. More

CANVASS working on multidisciplinary UAS project

CANVASS working on multidisciplinary UAS project

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension (AgriLife) and the Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT) at Texas A&M University have joined together to work on a multidisciplinary project titled “Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Remote Sensing at the Texas A&M Farm.” More

Program helps bridge the gap from high school to college

Program helps bridge the gap from high school to college

Making the transition from high school to college can be difficult for many students. For first-generation college students the transition is often even more challenging. The Summer Bridge Program helped bridge the gap for 51 first-generation students at the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. The students, who are also University Regents’ Scholars, lived on campus and got a head start in their course credits with an Engineering Fundamentals class. More

GPRI short course spotlights new treatment technologies for produced water

GPRI short course spotlights new treatment technologies for produced water

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Global Petroleum Research Institute (GPRI) held its semiannual short course (Water and Wastewater Short Course: Issues, Challenges, Solutions and New Technologies) Aug. 9-10 at the Richardson building on the Texas A&M University campus. The semiannual two-day course attracted representatives from various institutions and industries across the nation, as well as Texas A&M faculty and engineering students. Attendees took advantage of one-on-one learning and networking opportunities. More

Texas A&M students use DSTR robot as part of workshop for STEM students

Texas A&M students use DSTR robot as part of workshop for STEM students

Four Texas A&M University Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) students took their DSTR (pronounced Disaster) robot to Stephenville, Texas, as part of the Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory’s (MISL) STEM outreach and recruiting initiative. The event was hosted by Parnassus, a new private school being established in Stephenville. MISL plans to work with other private and home school groups in the upcoming year to move its new DSTR Robot into experiential STEM learning at the secondary education level. More

Texas A&M researchers exploring new approach to gathering infrastructure data

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Texas A&M University has been awarded an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research from the National Science Foundation to study the viability of collecting infrastructure monitoring data by volunteer citizen scientists from the general public. The principal investigator is Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station researcher Dr. Nasir Gharaibeh, an associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. More

Students, faculty invited to attend Turbo Lab’s annual Houston symposia free of charge

Texas A&M University faculty and students are invited to attend the annual Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS), the premiere event for turbomachinery, free of charge. TPS 2016 will feature an international exhibition combined with a world-class technical program presented by engineers and selected by an advisory committee of industry experts. The event will be held Sept. 13-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More