Archive for Aerospace

Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s undergraduate universities and programs. The Dwight Look College of Engineering maintained its ranking of 15t…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted 143 prospective students on campus during two camps held in July. Seventy-five rising juniors and seniors participated in the Women Explore Engineering (WEE) camp and an additional 68 students from 12 Texas high schools parti…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. John Hurtado as the senior director for multidisciplinary engineering programs, and Dr. Nancy Amato as the senior director for engineering honors programs. Both appointments are effective Sept. 1. Amato is the holder…


Camp SOAR (Summer Opportunities in Aerospace Research) 2014 was hosted by the Department of Aerospace Engineering with the help of The Boeing Company and Rockwell Collins July 20-25, 2014. Camp SOAR is a five-day summer camp designed to expose upcoming high school juniors and seniors with an intere…


Brad Worsham ’88 is supporting the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Department of Aerospace Engineering through two contributions to the Texas A&M Foundation. Worsham is contributing $250,000 to the Engineering Education Complex (EEC), a state-of-the-art learning facility dedicated so…


The Zero Robotics Middle School Program has come to Texas for the first time with the help of Dr. Greg Chamitoff, professor of practice in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Johannes Strobel, director of educational outreach programs with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and…


The Texas A&M Formula SAE team will be competing in the 2014 Formula SAE Lincoln Student Design competition that will be held at the Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Neb., June 18-21. The Formula SAE Series competitions challenge teams of university undergraduates and graduate students to conceive, …


The Texas A&M concrete canoe team will be competing at the National Concrete Canoe Competition June 19-21 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The team, which consists of 17 civil engineering majors and one aerospace engineering major, earned a spot in the national competition by winni…


Christopher Bertagne '13, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a NASA Space Technical Research Fellowship (NSTRF) for 2014-2015. NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) offers these fellowships to graduate students who …


The inaugural Engineering Genesis Award for Multidisciplinary Research was presented to three Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) researchers and their research teams during the TEES Inaugural Advisory Board meeting held May 29. The award, which is presented to TEES researchers who …


Dr. John Valasek, Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Leland Atwood Award in honor of his outstanding work with students at Texas A&M University as well as his contributions to the aerospace profession.  The John Leland Atwood Awa…


The Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University inducted nine alumni into the Aerospace Engineering Distinguished Alumni Academy April 30 during the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Aerospace Enginee…


Joshua Harris '14, an undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a National Defense Science Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) for 2014. The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2014, with approximately 12…


Dr. Helen Reed, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as a Piper Professor of 2014 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. Ten awards of $5,000 each are made annually to professors for superior teaching at the college level.  Selection is made on the basis of nomin…