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Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have announced the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award, and among them are three graduates of the college of engineering: Melvin S. Maltz, aerospace engineering, Class of 1947, of Houston, Texas; Dr. Ray M. Bowen, mec…


Kathryn Kranen, a former student from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the 2013 ACE Lifetime Achievement Award. Kranen is president and CEO of electronic design automation (EDA) company Jasper Design Automation Inc. She was announced as…


Dr. Ozden Ochoa, associate director for science and technology at the Army Research Laboratory Headquarters in Adelphi, Md., and a professor at Texas A&M University, has received the Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials. The Stinchcomb A…


The mother of a three-time graduate of Texas A&M has given $1,000 to The Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TAMUS LSAMP) program.  Jeanette Rodriguez of San Antonio donated through the Texas A&M Foundation as a memorial to her parents. The LSA…


The Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) recently participated in a series of zero-gravity aircraft flights out of Ellington Field in Houston.  These flights, sponsored by NASA, fly a parabolic flight profile to provide brief periods of weightlessness that simulate the environment of space for …


Dr. Brent Auvermann has been selected by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers as the G.B. Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award winner for 2013, according to Darrin Drollinger, executive director for the organization. Initiated in 1975, the award was endowed by the family…


A gift from Richard L. “Dick” Jones Jr. ’55 will establish a petroleum engineering scholarship for a full-time student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. The $50,000 gift, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will establish the Carolyn and R…


John Killough and his mother, Anna T. Killough, have generously funded a fellowship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineeirng at Texas A&M University. The $90,000 gift funds Killough Family Fellowship through the Texas A&M Foundation. The fellowship will be used to support re…


Dr. Hanspeter Schaub and Dr. John Junkins have been named recipients of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Martin Summerfield Book Award for their textbook, Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems, 2nd Edition. Schaub is a graduate of the Department of Aerospace Engineering …


Pat L. Smith of McKinney, Texas, has endowed an engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. This gift creates the Pat L. Smith ’81 Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, to provide one or more undergraduate scholarships in engineering. In addition to the endowment, Smith…


Isabelle McDonough Bram of Maysville, Mo., recently gifted a $50,000 petroleum engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. This gift will be funded through the Texas A&M Foundation to create the Captain Phil R. Rickey Memorial Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering.    Capt. Rickey spen…


Criticality safety expert Michaele C. "Mikey" Brady-Rapp '81 from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been appointed a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Criticality Safety Support Group (CSSG).  Brady-Rapp earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering fro…


Elsevier has named its “Top 25 Hottest Articles in Engineering” based on most downloads at a journal and a subject level. The winner, at the very top after more than 10 years, is “The General Finite Element Method,” written by Dr. Theofanis Strouboulis from the Department of Aerospace Engineering a…


Support for the Dr. Stephen A. Holditch ’69 Department Head Chair in Petroleum Engineering continues to grow as many former students contribute to the endowment that will create the chair in honor of the former head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. Once fulfilled, the endowm…


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Oct. 26 at the 8th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indicato…