Archive for Aerospace

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized today (Oct. 25) at the 9th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an i…


Dr. Diego Donzis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as the 2013 winner of the Francois Frenkiel Award, a prestigious honor given by the American Physical Society (APS). Each year the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) presents the Fluid Dynamics Pri…


Dr. John Valasek (left) with Cecil Rhodes, flight mechanics specialist, with the Pegasus I Unmanned Air System (photo by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) A research team led by Texas A&M University professor Dr. John Valasek has designed, built, operated and patented (pending) the Peg…


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. For the second year in a row, the Dwight Look College of Engineeri…


The Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS), which has a mission of bringing nationally and internationally renowned scholars to campus for extended visits to interact with current faculty and students, has attracted its second class of such notables. The nine TIAS Faculty Fello…


Aerospace engineering students working on their senior capstone design project under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Rogers won second place in the 30th Annual American Helicopter Society (AHS) Student Design Competition. The team’s entrant, a tiltrotor callled “The HealCopter,” took second place i…


Dr. Greg Chamitoff, NASA astronaut, will be joining the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University as a Professor of Engineering Practice. Chamitoff will lead in the development of a new Human Space/Robotic Systems and Operations curriculum within the department. As we continue…


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Katepalli R. Sreenivasan will be with us for the month of August as eminent scholar in residence and a visiting professor of mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. Sreenivasan is president of the Polytechnic Institu…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has announced the appointment of Dr. Rodney Bowersox as head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. He joined the aerospace engineering faculty in 2002 and has served as the interim department head sin…


If you thought setting a Guinness World Record for building a 44-foot-tall playable guitar was impressive, try leading a high school robotics team to victory against 10,000 competitors at the FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology— World Championship.  Scott Rippeto…


The Texas A&M Engineering and the Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) received mention in two separate presentations at the recent Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) June 3-5 in Broomfield, Colo.  Ed Wright of Citizens in Space discussed the experiment payload carrier…


Alejandro Azocar, an undergraduate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a 2013 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Undergraduate Award under the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program. Azocar is one of 25 students nationwide selected to receive the agency'…


The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University has partnered with the Boeing Company for the 2013 Camp SOAR (Summer Opportunities in Aerospace Research).Camp SOAR is a five day-summer camp designed to expose high school juniors and seniors who are interested in aerospace enginee…


Four graduate students from the Dwight Look College of Engineering have received the Distinguished Graduate Student Award from the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students. Anshu Narang-Siddarth, Brent Volk, Yongchul Shin and Jiamei Yu were recognized in the Excellence in Research-Do…


Eight new members were inducted into Texas A&M University's Distinguished Aerospace Engineering Alumni Academy during the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards Banquet May 1.  The Aerospace Alumni Academy was established in 2009 to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding alumni and friends w…