Archive for Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution

The Texas A&M Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently announced the selection of Tyson Voelkel as its new president. The U.S. Army veteran and 1996 industrial distribution graduate of Texas A&M University will take office on Wednesday (Jan. 20). As head of the university’s major-gift fundrai…


During the fall 2015 semester multiple courses in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University enhanced industry focused experiential learning by inviting industry representatives to speak to students. Topics discussed included trends, challenges a…


A group of close to 80 students from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, visited Purvis Industries in Houston as a part of their Distributor Informational Management (IDIS 344) class.  Purvis is one of the nation’s largest independent who…


More than 125 students from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University visited Womack Machine Supply Co. in Dallas in October as part of their Manufacturer Distributor Relations (IDIS 340) class. This class includes an industry project, which cul…


Dr. Jorge L. Alvarado, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, recently gave an invited lecture on droplet impingement dynamics and surface cooling at Rice University.  During the lecture, Alvarado revealed his recent …


Dr. Wei Zhan, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, recently completed the book, Lean Six Sigma and Statistical Tools for Engineers and Engineering Managers. This book is co-authored with Dr. Xuru Ding, who is a Six …


Gordon England, former secretary of the Navy, spoke to students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University on the importance of ethics in engineering and business. England spoke to Dr. Ben Zoghi’s Engineering Leadership – Emotional Intelligence class on Nov. 19. “He has d…


Dr. Jyhwen Wang, professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, was one of seven elected into the 2015 SME College of Fellows. SME elects fellows once a year from among the highest achievers of industry, academia and government. Only h…


The first cohort of students admitted into the Zachry Leadership Program was honored with a reception Nov. 9 at Kyle Field. All 32 students were in attendance, along with M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering, John Zachry, Zachry Group Chairman & CEO, as well …


Graduate students from the Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) program at Texas A&M University recently visited Singapore and Malaysia. The 70 students are working professionals from various channels, each with an average of 13 years of work experience. The visit was part of the Global Distr…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Joseph Morgan the Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow in Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution in recognition of his accomplishments and future potential. The endowed faculty fellowship appointment i…


The Professional Association for Industrial Distribution (PAID) recently hosted its annual career fair at Texas A&M University’s Memorial Student Center.  PAID is one of the largest student-run organizations at Texas A&M with more than 600 members. PAID was formed in 1983 to serve as a li…


Dr. Sheng-Jen ("Tony") Hsieh, professor and director of the Rockwell Automation Laboratory in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, was named Honorary International Chair professor by National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech) i…


Texas A&M Engineering students Sheril Loke, Wei Kian Yeap and Alwin Ng received a pair of awards at the 2015 Fifth Annual ASEE Student Design & Manufacturing competition held recently.   The team's poster, "Fuel From Food (F3): the Sustainable Energy Source," earned third place overall as w…


Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s undergraduate universities and programs. The Dwight Look College of Engineering maintained its ranking of 15t…