Archive for Aerospace

Dr. M. Katherine Banks recently announced the appointment of Dr. Rodney Bowersox as the interim head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Bowersox’s appointment is effective July 1. He joined the aerospace engineering faculty in 2002 and currently serves as the associate department head for …


Dr. John Hurtado, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the 2012 Freshman Convocation Aug. 26 in Reed Arena. Freshman Convocation is a relatively new tradition at Texas A&M, wherein the university officially welcomes the inc…


A new motor has been installed in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel, replacing a 900RPM, 1,000-horsepower synchronous motor from Allis-Chalmers that was surplused by the U.S. Navy back in World War II. The old motor was in service at the Low Speed Wind Tunnel for 70 years. The new motor is a …


Dr. Dimitris C. Lagoudas has been appointed senior associate dean for research, associate vice chancellor for engineering research and interim deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering announced r…


A patch of the midnight sky on the starboard side suddenly lit up with ephemeral green and blue lights. Although the lights were fleeting, the glow of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) was unmistakable. For the next 30 minutes the Aurora would splash the sky with brilliant colors appearing ou…


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…