Archive for Aerospace

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…


The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored six alumni during the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Honor Award were Stuart R. Bell ’79, president, The University of Alabama; Greg C. Garland ’80, chairman and CEO, Phillips 66; J. Stephen Rot…


Brent Bielefeldt, graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Science, Mathematics, & Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship through the Department of Defense (DoD). The SMART Fellowship is a highly competitive scholarship for…


The Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University inducted 12 individuals into the Aerospace Engineering Distinguished Alumni Academy during the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards Banquet on April 1. Receiving the Outstanding Young Engi…


Dr. Diego Donzis, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2016 McElmurry Teaching Excellence Award at the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards banquet held April 1. The McElmurry award is presented annually by the senior class to a …


Carl Runco, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the international winner of the American Helicopter Society’s (AHS) 2016 Robert L. Lichten award competition for his paper, “Development and Flight Testing of a Meso-Scale Cyclocopter.” R…