Archive for Civil

The Drexel University School of Public Health recently welcomed Dr. Shannon Márquez as the new director for global and public health initiatives at the school Sept. 6. Márquez also serves as the School of Public Health’s interim associate dean for academic affairs and joins the faculty as an associ…


Dr. Zachary Grasley, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, hasbeen invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education symposiumNov. 13-16 at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, Cali…


Dr. N.K. Anand, acting vice chancellor and interim dean for engineering, has appointed Dr. Robin Autenrieth interim associate dean for academic affairs. Autenrieth has served as associate dean for graduate programs since 2008. Under her guidance, Anand said, graduate student selectivity and recruit…


Texas A&M University researchers in the College of Geosciences and the Dwight Look College of Engineering are the lead investigators in a $14.4 million project that will investigate the transport and eventual fate of petroleum fluids that have erupted at depth, such as those that resulted from t…


Faculty members in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering have been appointed to endowed positions. Department Head John. M. Niedzwecki has been appointed holder of the Wofford Cain Senior Chair in Offshore Technology. He came to Texas A&M more than 30 years ago as an assistant professor. I…


Transportation engineering and planning students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering will compete at the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl during the 2011 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Annual Meeting and Exhibit. The competition will be from 10 a.m.to noon Tuesday (Aug. 16) at t…


Ask any educator and you’re likely to hear that it’s the respect and regard of students, especially in the years aftertheir graduation, that mean the most. Former students of Dr. Carroll J. Messer have translated their high regard into a graduate fellowship in his honor at Texas A&M University.…


A team of Aggies placed 7th overall at the 11th International Human Powered Submarine Races in the towing tank at the David Taylor Model Basin in Bethesda, Md., June 26 through July 1. The Aggies -- from the Ocean Engineering Program in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering -- competed in th…


Bobby G. Jones, senior vice president with Houston-based Jones & Carter Inc., and his wife Myra have endowed a scholarship for high-achieving civil engineering upperclassmen at Texas A&M University. The Bobby ’75 and Myra ’74 Jones Endowed Scholarship in Civil Engineering will be awarded th…


Si Gou, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program. Gou is part of the Ecohydrology Research Group in the civil engineering department’s Environmental and Water R…


Three Texas A&M Engineering students have begun summer internships in Washington, D.C., through the university's Public Policy Internship Program. Among the 15 total interns are engineering students Amy Aldrich, a senior electrical engineering major with minors in Arabic studies and mathematics…


The legacy of civil engineer Marina Q. Smith will continue to shine through a Texas A&M University graduate fellowship honoring her memory. The Marina Q. Smith '90 Memorial Fellowship in Pipeline Research, endowed through the Texas A&M Foundation, benefits civil, chemical, mechanical or pet…


Texas A&M University will play host to the 2011 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21. The competition, which will be held at Reed Arena, is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and will feature 550 participants from 48 …


Dr. Abu Al-Rub, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2011 Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education's Mechanics …


Luciana Barroso loves her job. She loves research and learning new things, but she says, "What really makes me light up is working with students to help them find their passion." Barroso has definitely found hers. Although one of her undergraduate degrees is in architecture, she discovered after …