Archive for Aerospace

According to a recent study by the American College Health Association, more than 30 percent of college students experienced severe depression, 50 percent struggled with anxiety and nearly 55 percent reported feeling alone.Instead of standing by while her peers struggled, Sneha Chawla, graduate stud…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 2 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Top Value Master’s in Engineering. The University of California, Berkeley was the only program to rank higher than Texas A&M. Georgia Institute of Technology (third), The University of Texas at …


A paper titled “System Identification of a Robotic Hummingbird,” authored by David Coleman and Dr. Moble Benedict, won the best paper award in the “Advanced Vertical Flight” session at the 2016 American Helicopter Society Annual Forum. Coleman, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerosp…


Richard J. Matus has established the Richard J. Matus ’80 Scholarship in aerospace engineering The gift funded through the Texas A&M Foundation will to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&a…


Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI) will lead the educational outreach component for the XXXII Association of Space Explorers (ASE) Planetary Congress to be held in Houston, Texas, in October 2019. …


Texas A&M University is the top beneficiary in a major new initiative announced recently by Gov. Greg Abbott that has resulted in attracting 10 distinguished researchers to the state. Five of the renowned faculty members recruited through the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) will…


Alexandra Heinimann, a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Aerospace States Association (ASA) scholarship. Each year ASA presents two scholarships nationwide to students who are pursuing study in …


Maura Cadigan, an Engineering Honors senior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Astronaut Scholarship, which is awarded by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created by the Mercury …


Aerospace engineering graduate students Mauricio Coen, Benjamin Morrell, Austin Probe and Julie Read won the Best Student Paper Award at the AIAA 14th International Space Operations Conference (SpaceOps) in Daejeon, South Korea. Dr. Greg Chamitoff, professor of practice in the Department of Aerospa…


Dr. Helen Reed, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Kate Gleason Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Reed was selected for her lifetime achievements in the fundamental understa…


Maura Cadigan, a junior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was honored with a Goldwater Scholarship, while Kendal Ezell, a sophomore in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received an Honorable Mention Goldwater Scholarship. Cadigan and Ezell were both hon…


Recently, the Class of ’66 returned to campus to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University had the privilege of hosting 15 aerospace class members during the three-day event. The group was treated to tours of the Vehicle, Systems and Control …


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2016 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented Faculty Awards, Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employee A…


The Texas A&M Engineering Program recently invested 12 new chair and professorship appointments for the 2016-2017 academic year, in addition to recognizing current chair holders and professorships.    Engineering faculty who were awarded the new designation of a chair or professorship were pres…


Dr. Darren Hartl, TEES Research Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, and a team of researchers is using extensive data on avian biological systems in the hopes of creating unmanned aircraft with wings that morph and change during flight, much like a bird. A five-year, $6 million grant s…