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Texas A&M hosted the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) during Spring Break (March 14-18). Texas A&M University took first place in the competition. Second place went to a first-year team from Southern Methodist University, and third place went to University of T…


The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has named Dr. Wilbert Wilhelm a recipient of one of the 2011 SME International Honor Awards. Wilhelm is the Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is being recognized with t…


Dr. N.K. Anand, executive associate dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and associate agency director for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), will be inducted into the Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame April 30. Anand, who is the James and Ada Forsy…


With the threat of Botnets increasing, researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have devised a new method to detect their activity. A botnet, or robot network, is a term used to describe a collection of computers that have been compromised by …


Texas A&M University graduate and NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will return to space in May as part of the International Space Station Expeditions 28 and 29. Fossum, a 1980 Texas A&M mechanical engineering graduate, will serve as a flight engineer on Expedition 28 and as commander of Expeditio…


A publication by a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has been listed as a Top 10 most-downloaded paper in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers's (IEEE) main publication database, IEEE Xplore. The paper, "Linearization T…


John Pappas has been named associate director of the Texas A&M Energy Engineering Institute (EEI), institute director Dr. Stephen A. Holditch announced recently. "John has a solid grasp on the issues involving energy supply, demand and distribution," said Holditch. "With John's leadership, I ex…


The members of the Computing Research Association (CRA) have re-elected Dr. Valerie E. Taylor for a three-year term to its Board of Directors. Taylor is head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor. She earned her M.S. in electrical engineering …


Robots and researchers from Japan, the United States and the U.S. military converged on Disaster City® in College Station, Texas, March 8 to conduct two days of underground mine rescue and tunnel exploration experiments. Teams brought new types of ground robots, from miniature tank-like vehicles …


D. Wayne Klotz, P.E. '74, former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a civil engineering graduate of Texas A&M, has been named Houston's 2011 Engineer of the Year. Klotz is president of Klotz Associates Inc., a full service civil engineering firm based in Houston. He…


Texas A&M Engineering's Turbomachinery Laboratory presented the First Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METS) in Doha, Qatar, in Feburary. Turbomachinery Laboratory hosted more than 1,000 participants and guests from 35 countries at its first-ever Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (MET…


Carl L. Benner, a senior research engineer with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named "Top Reviewer in 2010" by the journal Electric Power System Research. "[This] is one of the highest ranked international journals in electric power," said D…


Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Jaime C. Grunlan and Dr. Anastasia Muliana the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professors in Mechanical Engineering effective March 1. Grunlan is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical En…


Undergraduates at Texas A&M University soon will take a closer look at distribution of services, thanks to a gift by Warren and Lisa Barhorst of Houston. The couple owns Barhorst Insurance Group Ltd. with 30 locations across Texas. He is chairman and chief executive officer, and she is vice pre…


Texas A&M University has been named an Outstanding University for 2010 by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for its student activities and involvement. "The ACI Award for University Student Activities was initiated to recognize universities that have participated in ACI-related activities" …