September 22, 2016

Soaring to faster production

Preparing for the take off of faster production, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are investigating the use of advanced industrial engineering tools and procedures to study F-35 rate production. Dr. Lewis Ntaimo and Dr. Amarnath Banerjee, with the help of graduate students Ashley Owenby and Ryan Hillegass, are modeling and analyzing the process of assembling an F-35 aircraft at the Lockheed Martin facility. More

Pair receives NSF grant to create self-sustaining program for underserved Texas students

Pair receives NSF grant to create self-sustaining program for underserved Texas students

Dr. Malini Natarajarathinam and Dr. Mathew Kuttolamadom have been awarded a $284,985 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to introduce a self-sustaining manufacturing and distribution program to students living in underserved Latino communities along the South Texas border. Natarajarathinam and Kuttolamadom, professors in the Department of Engineering Technology & Distribution at Texas A&M University, are co-principal investigators for the initiative. More

Kish named Distinguished Guest Professor at Hunan University

Kish named Distinguished Guest Professor at Hunan University

Dr. Laszlo Kish, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named Distinguished Guest Professor of Hunan University. Kish received the title for research collaborations with the university located in Changsha, China. Kish visited the university last August to collaborate on a research project with Professor He Wen, his former visiting scholar at Texas A&M. Kish directs the Fluctuation and Noise Exploitation Laboratory in the department. More

Michalski elevated to IEEE Life Fellow

Michalski elevated to IEEE Life Fellow

Dr. Krzysztof A. Michalski, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elevated to Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Life Fellow designation is a special honor reserved for individuals who have truly distinguished themselves through their sustained and lasting contributions to IEEE. More

Student ideas take the reins at Aggies Invent

Student ideas take the reins at Aggies Invent

Student innovation was truly the theme for the latest Aggies Invent. Medical devices, physical therapy aids, water quality testing, weed eaters and fashion mobile apps were just some of the innovative student products ideated at the event held Sept. 16-18 on the Texas A&M University campus. Snap Desk, a lightweight, portable backpack that transformed into a desk and chair for children, took top honors. More

Chisholm awarded space and life sciences fellowship

Chisholm awarded space and life sciences fellowship

Jim Chisholm, a doctoral student in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded a fellowship with the Texas A&M University Mentored Research Program in Space Life Science. The fellowship provides for $22,000 in tuition and fees and includes a mandatory internship at Johnson Space Center. Prior to his studies in nuclear engineering, Chisholm served as an attorney. More

TEEX center awarded $22 million through Homeland Security program

TEEX center awarded $22 million through Homeland Security program

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) will receive $22 million in federal funding for its National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center® (NERRTC), which provides specialized homeland security and disaster preparedness training nationwide. NERRTC administers the DHS/FEMA funding provided by the Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement. More

Former faculty member honored with scholarship establishment

The children of Dr. Toby Eubank, Valerie Peck ’91 and Steven Eubank, have established the Dr. Toby Eubank Memorial Scholarship in honor of their late father. Distributions of this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Texas A&M University. More

Scholarship in chemical engineering established by former student

Betty G. and Amos C. White ’72 have been active supporters of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering and Texas A&M University for more than 30 years. Their most recent gift has established the Betty and Craig White ’72 Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. More

EnerVest contributes to Houser Scholarship in petroleum engineering

EnerVest Management Partners, Ltd. has contributed to the Mark and Lou Houser Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering. Established in 2008 by Mark and Lou Hedgcoxe Houser, the scholarship recognizes high-achieving undergraduates in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. More

Siblings establish scholarship in memory of parents

Virginia Stiles Westbrook ’77, Robert F. Stiles ’79 and David T. Stiles ’81 have established the Shirley & Loren Harvin Stiles ’46 Endowed Memorial Scholarship in memory of their parents. Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M will be eligible for this scholarship. More