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YAKIMA — The world needs nuclear power. That’s what Alan Waltar, a nuclear engineer with decades of experience at Hanford and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, told the Yakima Rotary Club on Thursday. Despite safety fears raised by 2011’s post-tsunami meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, and the ong…


On April 14, 2014, Dr. Yassin Hassan, department head of nuclear engineering, named David Barker ’66 a distinguished former student of the department.  He is currently the director of the Aftermarket Services Business Unit at Dril-Quip, Inc. where he is responsible for the overall aftermarket suppo…


More than 80 former students gathered at Texas A&M University at Qatar for the University's first former student reunion March 25 at Education City to highlight their connection to the University and to each other. The event is the firs…


Nancy and Dan Zivney ’73 recently made contributions to create the Nancy and Dan Zivney ’73 Faculty Fellows in Chemical Engineering. Their endowed gift of $250,000 will be used to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities to its faculty recipient in the Artie M…


The Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) Program hosted more than 100 former and current students and their families for its 12th annual reunion tailgate Sept. 14.  The Texas A&M v. Alabama match-up was one of the most anticipated games of the season as the Aggies were the only team to defea…


Molly and Jason Daerr ’99 have chosen to honor their parents by creating scholarships at their alma maters — Molly at Mississippi State University and Jason at Texas A&M University. With the creation of the Karin and Richard L. Daerr ’66 Scholarship, one or more scholarships will be awarded eac…


Recently a former student in the computer engineering and systems group at Texas A&M University received the prestigious 2013 Design Automation Conference (DAC) best paper award. Dr. Zhuo Feng, an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan Technolog…


Karen and Robert “Bob” Pence ’72 have made recent contributions to establish the Karen and Bob Pence ’72 Scholarship in Civil Engineering and further advance the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Endowed Excellence Fund. The Pence Scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time student in …


If you thought setting a Guinness World Record for building a 44-foot-tall playable guitar was impressive, try leading a high school robotics team to victory against 10,000 competitors at the FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology— World Championship.  Scott Rippeto…


Dr. Tarun Grover has endowed an engineering fellowship for petroleum engineering graduate students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Grover earned his Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M in 2008 and citing the impact obtaining his degree from Texas…


The Texas A&M University Foundation recently awarded graduating senior Shahrum Iqbal with its first Texas A&M Foundation Trustees’ Outstanding Student Award. The award was created in 2012 through an endowed gift from Susanne and Melbern Glasscock of Houston to honor an exceptional student. …


Carol and Ross Frazer of College Station, Texas, have endowed a scholarship for nuclear engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University. Their gift will establish the Carol Fox Frazer ’77 and G. Ross Frazer ’77 Scholarship. Matching funds from Ray Rothrock of Portola Valley, Calif., will inc…


While there are numerous scholarships in the Dwight Look College of Engineering endowed by generous former students, full scholarships are rare. The Michele and Jack M. Lafield ’72 Scholarship in Engineering and Carla and Richard D. Moncrief ’81 Scholarship in Engineering, a combined contribution o…


Eight new members were inducted into Texas A&M University's Distinguished Aerospace Engineering Alumni Academy during the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards Banquet May 1.  The Aerospace Alumni Academy was established in 2009 to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding alumni and friends w…


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University has been selected to receive the 2013 Walter LeFevre Award from the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). The civil engineering department, one of 13 in the Dwight Look College of Engineering, was singled out in the larg…