Archive for Aerospace

The National Science Foundation has awarded three-year graduate fellowships to several Texas A&M University engineering students. Students annually receive up to $10,500 for tuition and fees to the school of their choice, plus a $30,000 stipend for living expenses. The NSF Graduate Fellowships …


Sigma Gamma Tau, the national aerospace engineering honor society, has awarded Texas A&M senior Steven Anderson with the 2012 Southwest Region Award. This prestigious award honors Anderson as being one of the top seven outstanding Aerospace Engineering seniors in the United States, based upon h…


Two students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering won first place in their divisions in the 2012 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region IV Student Paper Conference in April at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. James Henrickson won first place in the graduate di…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recognized 38 faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering for their teaching, service and contributions to Texas A&M Engineering. "These award recipients are faculty members at all stages of their careers," Banks s…


Dr. Daniele Mortari, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering atTexas A&M University, has been named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Mortari earned the Dottore degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University "La Sapienza" of…


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser® orbital crew vehicle in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University. Aerodynamic data generated from this testing, coupled with data from comput…


Joshua Harris, an undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a 2012 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Undergraduate Award under the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program. From a competitive field of more than 200 applicants, approximatel…


Dr. John Junkins speaks with radio's Science Fantastic host Dr. Michio Kaku on the increasing challenges posed by orbit debris, also known as space junk. The interview will air on 130 stations several times this weekend, beginning tomorrow (April 21) from 4 to 7 p.m CDT. The interview can be downl…


Texas A&M University aerospace engineering Ph.D. candidate Shriram Jagannathan won first place in the university's Immersive Visualization Center's sixth annual competition. Students from a range of disciplines presented work ranging from virtual reality games to turbulent flows. Students creat…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, honored four outstanding alumni April 12 at a private banquet at the Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas. Tom Cogan ’77, Frosty Gilliam Jr. ’80, Dr. G.P. “Bud” P…


Texas A&M Engineering's graduate program ranked 12th overall  and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, "America's Best Graduate Schools 2013." The ranking is one place higher than in 2011, when the college ranked 13th overall. Individual programs…


Four research teams in the Dwight Look College of Engineering have received grants from Texas A&M University's Tier One Program (TOP) for interdisciplinary education. The four projects chosen are: DEEP: Discover, Explore and Enjoy Physics and EngineeringKristi Shryock, Lecturer and Director of…


Graduate students and post-docs from several countries, including Turkey, Tunisia, France, Greece and Cyprus, as well as from Texas A&M University attended a "Winter School" workshop hosted by the International Institute for Multifunctional Material for Energy Conversion (IIMEC). The students w…


Texas A&M University and the Department of Aerospace Engineering moved a step closer to bringing the Shuttle Motion Simulator to College Station when Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin signed an agreement to begin the move of the primary space shuttle launch and landing trainer. The agreem…


The Material Advantage student chapter at Texas A&M University hosted this year’s student night event of the ASM International Houston chapter Oct. 4 in the lobby of the Interdisciplinary Life Science Building on campus. (Pictured: Mechanical engineering graduate student Xiayun Huang discusses h…