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Dr. Warren M. Heffington, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was honored July 24 with a Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy division.Heffington has directed Texas A&M’s Industrial Assessment Cent…


A $500,000 gift to Texas A&M University from Amy B. and Timothy A. Leach of Midland, Texas, will provide a lasting impact on engineering education across the state and nation. The couple’s contribution through the Texas A&M Foundation endows the Tim and Amy Leach Professorship in Engineerin…


Two teams of students from the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) Program won top prizes at the international Second Annual Design and Manufacturing competition, organized by American Society for Engineering Education and Society of Manufacturing Engineers in Vancouver in Jun…


Aggies Wanda and Clifton Parker say they want to give back to Texas A&M University, the school that gave them so much. A $25,000 gift from the Plano, Texas, couple to the Texas A&M Foundation has established the Wanda ’78 and Clifton ’74 Parker Endowed Scholarship. Recipients will be electr…


So maybe you’ve heard that women don’t succeed in engineering. Don’t believe it.Renee McVay didn’t. She just graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. The College Station native starts her graduate studies in September at Caltech – after turning down MIT, Stanfor…


A new airship activity has been launched this summer in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Rajkumar Pant is collaborating with Dr. Sharath Girimaji, professor in the aerospace engineering department, and Dr. Christian Bruccoleri of the Space Engineering Researc…


Dr. Haiyan Wang, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected as one of the two inaugural silver medal awardees for ASM International, for her innovative research at the frontier of nanostructured materials and applicatio…


Faculty in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MMET) group have developed unique capabilities to manufacture microcomponents for medical and other robust applications. (At left, a microtool and an ant leg for comparison in the background) Super alloys for machinery, biocompatib…


Harold Reeves is one of the unsung heroes of these United States, a very real representative of The Greatest Generation immortalized by author Tom Brokaw. A veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force, Reeves joined with countless Americans of the 1940s and 1950s who sacrificed at home and abroad to help…


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.…


The Pipe Valve & Fitting Roundtable will endow a scholarship for industrial distribution students at Texas A&M University. The $25,000 gift will be made to the Texas A&M Foundation over a period of five years. “The PVF Roundtable has long been concerned with the development of tomorrow…


Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Duncan M. "Hank" Walker holder of the Ford Motor Company Design Professorship II. Walker is head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Walker joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty in 1993 as a…


Dr. Timothy J. Jacobs, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is one of nine engineering professors presented with the SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Education Award during the SAE 2011 World Congress inDetroit. This award, established in 196…


Texas A&M University is buzzing with potential students visiting the campus this summer from near and far. But few have traveled as far as Fayez T. Kharbat (center) and two of his sons, Yazan (right) and Abdurrahman (left). They’ve flown halfway around the world from Saudi Arabia to College Sta…


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…