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Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg, NASA astronaut and principal engineer in the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC), has joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor of practice. Currie-Gregg has joined the department’s Health and Human Systems E…


The Texas A&M University College of Engineering recently named Dr. Mark H. Weichold senior associate dean of academic affairs. Weichold, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is executive director of the Halliburton Engineering Global Programs, and previously serv…


Valero Energy Corp., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in San Antonio, has given $1.5 million through the Texas A&M Foundation to support the construction of the Zachry Engineering Education Complex.


Leadership is one of the core values of Texas A&M University and instilling the value in students is accomplished in various ways. The Dwight Look College of Engineering and Zachry Group are teaming together to give engineering students a notable opportunity to further develop their leadership …


Zachry Group, headquartered in San Antonio, has given a lead gift of $25 million to the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. The contribution will support the construction of the Engineering Education Complex (EEC), establishment of the Zachry Leadership Program and t…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 14 for the Engineering Education Complex (EEC), a $168 million facility to support the college's 25 by 25 initiative.  Speakers at the event included: Former student, Astronaut Michael E. Fossum ’…


Photo courtesy of Phillips 66 Company ©     Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering has accepted a $1 million contribution from Phillips 66, a growing energy manufacturing and logistics company. The donation to the Texas A&M Foundation will support the university’s new E…


The first all-Aggie Engineering Tailgate is slated for Nov. 15, three hours prior to the kickoff of the Texas A&M vs. Missouri football game. The tailgate, which will feature food, giveaways and a carnival, will be held on the lawn north of the Zachry Engineering Center (indoors if it rains) on …


The Dwight Look College of Engineering hosted 35 high school counselors at the inaugural High School Counselor’s Retreat and Focus Group on Oct. 9-10.  Dr. Sonia Garcia, senior director of access and inclusion in Engineering Academic and Student Affairs (EASA), organized the retreat to better under…


Texas A&M University’s Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, October 7 for the newly established Chaparral-Fischer CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Center. The lab was established with a $1.75 million donation from Chaparral Energy and SuSu and Mark Fi…


Shared-use laboratories, flexible classrooms and a state-of-the-art educational environment will soon be the new academic learning ground for engineering students at Texas A&M University thanks to a $2 million contribution from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW). The nearly 550,000 sq. ft. En…


Judy and Glenn Smith recently endowed the Joe ’68 and Linda Fowler Scholarship through the Texas A&M Foundation to honor their longtime friends. The Smiths and Fowlers have been friends for more than 25 years, and they share a passion for philanthropy. They first met while working together with …


Dr. Jorge Vanegas, Ms. Magda Lagoudas, Dr. John Criscione and Dr. Jay Porter Texas A&M University is one of 12 universities selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation program. The program’s mission was developed by the NSF-funded National Center for…


Eric Marin’s pride for his alma mater and the opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life is the driving force behind his gift of $100,000 to the Engineering Education Complex (EEC).  “I love A&M and I am happy to help,” Marin said. “I think this facility will be an important part…


Longtime supporters of Texas A&M University Artie and Dorothy McFerrin will further contribute to their legacy at Texas A&M with a $3 million gift to the Dwight Look College of Engineering to endow a new Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and to support construction of the new Enginee…