Archive for Awards

Recently a group of students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University won Third Place Video in a contest sponsored by DRS Technologies for senior design projects. DRS Technologies’ Student Infrared Imaging Competition (SIIC) is designed for engineering s…


Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was one of six principal investigators at Texas A&M University who was awarded nearly $300,000 in research grants by Texas A&M and Brazilian Universities. The awards come fr…


(from left to right) Dan Hill, David Burnett, David Schechter, and Thomas Blasingame The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently notified those fortunate individuals and companies who have been awarded some of the highest honors in their organization for 2014. “The SPE international awards…


Computer Science and Engineering student Coulton Vento, a Startup Aggieland student Entrepreneur-in-Residence and self-taught iOS and web developer, recently won the top student prize at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in California. Vento was invited to the WWDC for the first time in…


Christopher Bertagne '13, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a NASA Space Technical Research Fellowship (NSTRF) for 2014-2015. NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) offers these fellowships to graduate students who …


Dr. Marvin Adams, HTRI Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of the Institute for National Security Education and Research at Texas A&M University, accepted membership to the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC). The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed CISA…


On Thursday, May 8, Richard Vega, former undergraduate and soon-to-be graduate student of nuclear engineering, received Outstanding Thesis Award for the Undergraduate Research Scholars program as representation of the best undergraduate research thesis in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at…


Department of Computer Science and Engineering staff, Sybil Popham, Theresa Roberts, and Bruce Veals, received Staff Excellence Awards at the Texas A&M Engineering Faculty and Staff Awards Banquet on May 1, 2014. At the inaugural Texas A&M Engineering Annual Staff Retreat held at the Memoria…


At theTexas A&M University Engineering Project Showcase, held on April 25 in Reed Arena on campus, more than 150 student engineering teams composed of over 600 undergraduates exhibited their projects from Senior Capstone Design courses. Tied for first place and representing the Department of Co…


Dr. John Valasek, Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Leland Atwood Award in honor of his outstanding work with students at Texas A&M University as well as his contributions to the aerospace profession.  The John Leland Atwood Awa…


The Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University inducted nine alumni into the Aerospace Engineering Distinguished Alumni Academy April 30 during the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Aerospace Enginee…


Joshua Harris '14, an undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a National Defense Science Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) for 2014. The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2014, with approximately 12…


Dr. Helen Reed, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as a Piper Professor of 2014 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. Ten awards of $5,000 each are made annually to professors for superior teaching at the college level.  Selection is made on the basis of nomin…


The department would like to congratulate the 2014-2015 American Nuclear Society (ANS) scholarship and fellowship recipients.  Robert Pinkston, Angelo Biseti Memorial Scholarship Award William Sames, Walter Meyer Memorial Scholarship Award Ryan Kelly, Allan F. Henry/Paul A. Greebler Memorial Sc…


On April 14, 2014, Dr. Yassin Hassan, department head of nuclear engineering, named David Barker ’66 a distinguished former student of the department.  He is currently the director of the Aftermarket Services Business Unit at Dril-Quip, Inc. where he is responsible for the overall aftermarket suppo…