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Civil engineering graduate students were able to witness the latest in pavement recycling technology at the RELLIS Campus Feb. 23–24 as the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) demonstrated “next generation” equipment. Students with the Civil Materials Student Organization (CMSO) at Texas A…


High school students attending this year’s Camp BUILD explored the world of civil engineering in a whirlwind week filled with hands-on experience, design projects, real-world problem solving, competitions and tours at Texas A&M University. Camp BUILD is a one-week camp hosted by the Zachry Depar…


When asked why he accepted the leadership position for the new Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), Dr. Bjorn Birgisson’s answer is simple: “TTI and Texas A&M are the best place in the world to be for infrastructure research.” His claim might sound glib, but it’s born of experience. Trained…


Dallas Little, senior research fellow at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, gave the C.L. Monismith Lecture at the Geo-Chicago conference August 17. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute (G-I) is one of the eight specialty ASCE institutes. Geotechnical engineering is …


Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are making cars smarter and driving safer through cutting-edge technology and research. Dr. Thomas Ferris, assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering, and his students in the Human Facto…


Twelve Aggies, including three graduates of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been selected as the 2016 recipients of the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Receiving the honor from the college of eng…


Thirteen nationally and internationally prominent scholars, including four who will be part of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, were formally inducted as Faculty Fellows during a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26. Dr. Robert A. Calderbank (electrical and computer engineering), Dr. J. Karl Hedrick …


The Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) announced its Faculty Fellows for the 2015-16 academic year and Dr. Kumares Sinha will be joining the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. Sinha is an expert on highway infrastructure systems engineering and he will be involved wit…


The State of Texas has appropriated billions of dollars over the next biennium to address the state’s aging transportation infrastructure. Recognizing the need for better solutions to meet this challenge, the Texas Legislature appropriated $5 million for debt service for a joint venture between two …


Salar Zabihi-Siabil, a graduate student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, won first place in the Young Professionals and Students Pavement Challenge at the 9th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA9) held in Washington, D.C., May 18-21. …


Dr. N.K. Anand and Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud were named recipients of The Texas A&M University System’s Regents Professor Award and Regents Fellow Service Award, respectively. Both Anand and Briaud will be formally honored Wednesday (Feb. 11) at a banquet in the Bethancourt Ballroom of the Memorial…


Making train traffic safer is the goal of a study being conducted at Wellborn and Graham Roads in College Station. That sound is tough to miss; the loud horn of a train as it rolls through Bryan-College Station. They are two cities with ties to the railroad industry that go back more than 100 years…


Sean P. Merrell, a graduate of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Dallas Branch. Merrell, who received his bachelor’s degree in 2000 and his masters in 2001, worked for the Texas…