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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 …


Michael and Elizabeth Walzel of Houston will endow a scholarship for chemical engineering freshmen at Texas A&M University. "Attracting and retaining outstanding freshmen is a top priority for our department, together with helping to alleviate the high cost of a university education for our stu…


Two students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have received the prestigious Gulf Coast Power Association Scholarship.Richard H. Douglin and Tania Oritseweyinmi Okotie received their awards during a ceremony earlier this month. Both students are in …


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering junior Ivan Hernandez has been awarded a Microsoft scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year. Microsoft's scholarship qualifies Hernandez to receive $3,000 in tuition coverage. He not only received the scholarship but also was offered an internshi…


Texas A&M University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Karan Watson has been named president-elect of ABET, the world leader in higher education accreditation for applied science, computing, engineering, and technology programs. She was elected by the ABET board of direc…


Dr. Duncan M. "Hank" Walker has been appointed head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.Walker's appointment is effective June 1.Walker joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty in 1993 as an associate professor. He was previously an engineer for Hugh…


Dr. Dallas N. Little, Regents Professor and the E.B. Snead Chair of Transportation and Civil Engineering in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).Little is a professor in the …


Dr. Dimitris C. Lagoudas, the John and Bea Slattery Chair and head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has received the Texas A&M University Presidential Award of Excellence for Faculty Service to International Students. The award recognizes a faculty member who has made extraordinary e…


The countdown is on for Texas A&M's Formula SAE team. The team of more than 30 engineering students will compete in the 2011 International Formula Hybrid Competition May 1-4 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Louden, N.H. Formula Hybrid challenges college and university students to desig…


Dr. Miladin Radovic, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF established the CAREER program to support junior…


Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has appointed Dr. Dennis O'Neal associate dean for research and interim deputy director of TEES.O'Neal's appointment is effective May 1.  O'Neal, the Holdredge-Paul Profess…


Two prominent scientists - one, an evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist who won the 2010 Templeton Prize, and the other, a distinguished physical scientist and "five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize" - will visit the Texas A&M University campus next week to present their views of fait…


Call them the Jason Bournes of the bacteria world. Going "off the grid," like rogue secret agents, some bacteria avoid antibiotic treatments by essentially shutting down and hiding until it's safe to come out again, says Thomas Wood, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineerin…


Matthew Johnson, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the National Excellence Fellowship (NEF) award. Johnson received a Level 1 NEF award, which will provide $40,000 annually for four years. The fellowship award …


A team of research and industry experts with four state-of-the-art small underwater vehicles from the United States-based Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) are working with the Japanese-based International Rescue Systems Institute (IRS) to inspect damaged bridges, docks, and pipel…