Archive for Ocean engineering

Many students partake in summer internships, study abroad trips or various other experiential learning opportunities offered by the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. An interdisciplinary team of students have combined nearly all of the categories of opportunities into one experience: …


Landscapes are all around us. For years researchers have studied the way they develop and maintain themselves, but Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe wants to know how they interact with nature, specifically coastal ecosystems. “These questions are extremely important because coastal ecosystems are first…


From walk-on college basketball player to influential mentor for students and faculty, Dr. Robert Randall has come full circle in his 42-year career in academia. Randall, the W.H. Bauer Professor in Dredging Engineering in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, attended Oh…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet.


When she arrived on campus in 2012, Alyssa Michalke’s goals for her time at Texas A&M University were modest enough. One, she wanted a challenge. Two, she wanted to distinguish herself in some way from her more than 60,000 peers. How she went from a culture-shocked freshman in a lecture hall la…


Education comes full circle for former civil engineering student Christopher M. Barton ’79. Barton, senior vice president of business development at Wood Group’s offshore business unit, returned to campus in April to speak to students in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M Universit…


Dr. Moo-Hyun Kim, a professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). This distinction honors individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, ma…


Students in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University were rewarded for their hard work inside and outside the classroom with awards given during the annual meeting jointly hosted by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers …


Dr. Sharath Girimaji, a professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, is helping mentor a team of seven students, ages 10 to 14, from the Houston area to solve a problem concerning the interactions of people and animals through the “For Inspiration and Recognition of …


Students in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University were recently announced as a semi-finalist team in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition.


Dr. Moo-Hyun Kim, professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a recipient of the 2016 Dean of Engineering Excellence Award. The award will be presented at an annual awards banquet in May. Kim is one of eight faculty members in the college of engineering to recei…


The Center for Dredging Studies in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University recently hosted the 46th Dredging Engineering Short Course. Forty-five participants from across the United States, Canada, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and Gabon attended the weeklong course representi…


Dr. Paul Mario Koola has joined the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor of practice. Koola has more than 30 years of combined experience in teaching engineering and broad interdisciplinary research and development of complex interacting systems.  Koola has pri…


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Nov. 11 at the 12th Annual Aggie 100 program, and 37 of the 100 companies recognized are owned or led by graduates of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. The Aggie 100 is sponsored by the Cente…


Ninety percent of the global trade moves by sea and more than $4 trillion worth of cargo is transported annually on large container ships. As commercial shipping continues to strengthen our economy, naval architects are faced with a naturally-occurring phenomenon in container ships previously seen i…