Archive for College of Engineering

Four faculty members from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University have been named recipients of the 2016-17 College of Engineering Faculty Awards. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station…


Dr. Sean McDeavitt, associate professor of nuclear engineering and director of the Nuclear Science Center (NSC) at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Ryan McClarren, assistant professor of nuclear engineering and associate director for the Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER…


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted its annual banquet honoring recent donors of endowed scholarships or fellowships, recipients of former student awards and students who were awarded scholarships or fellowships on Nov. 3. The department posthumously awarde…


Cheyenne Stowers, a master’s student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently received a fellowship from the Environmental Engineers of the Future program. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to obtain a master’s degree and increase the numb…


BUILD, a student-led organization that is aimed at unifying the student body through a physically uniting effort, is making waves across the Texas A&M University campus for its innovative and aspirational endeavors. The organization, which also aims to connect students from all different types o…


Looking to explore new horizons — literally and figuratively — 99 students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University traveled the world this summer to study the ways civil engineers build our world. The department led four study abroad programs in Spain, Italy and T…


High school students attending this year’s Camp BUILD explored the world of civil engineering in a whirlwind week filled with hands-on experience, design projects, real-world problem solving, competitions and tours at Texas A&M University. Camp BUILD is a one-week camp hosted by the Zachry Depar…


Dr. Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., director of The Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics at Arizona State University, is the 2016 Buchanan Lecturer. Kavazanjian’s lecture is titled “Bio-Geo-Alchemy: Biogeotechnical Carbonate Precipitation for Hazard Mitigation and Ground Improvement.” The …


When asked why he accepted the leadership position for the new Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), Dr. Bjorn Birgisson’s answer is simple: “TTI and Texas A&M are the best place in the world to be for infrastructure research.” His claim might sound glib, but it’s born of experience. Trained…


The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved naming the Engineering Education Complex the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. The former Zachry Engineering Center is undergoing extensive renovation and will nearly double in size to more than 500,000 square feet of space whe…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 1 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Engineering, ranking ahead of the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgia Institute of Technology, which ranked second and third, respectively. Texas A&M is the o…


Parisa Khodabakhshi, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This fellowship is given to a member of ASCE to promote the creation of new kn…


Dr. Christodoulos A. “Chris” Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute, passed away Sunday (Aug. 14) while on vacation with his family in Greece. Floudas, the Erle Nye '59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&…


Dr. Paul V. Gratz, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2016 Association of Former Students (AFS) Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching — College Level. He is one of four faculty members in the college of engi…


The 2016 Engineering Project showcase provided an opportunity for students to display and demonstrate their projects designed to solve real-world engineering problems. More than 700 students gathered in the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field to showcase more than 150 projects…