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Cheng Sun, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Texas A&M University, has received the Student Best Paper Contest Graduate Level First-Place Award from TMS, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Cheng received the award for his paper, “In situ evidence o…


Delbert A. Whitaker of Dallas has teamed with Texas Instruments to provide an annual graduate student fellowship award in electrical and computer engineering for Texas A&M University. Whitaker has donated $350,000 to establish theDelbert A. Whitaker ’65 Analog Fellowship, which will be funded t…


Lantao Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-2013 by the Texas A&M University Office of Graduate Studies. The fellowship will last for nine months and is designed to support awardees while they are concl…


Biomedical Engineering graduate student Tony Akl (pictured on the right) and recent Ph.D. graduate Ryan Shelton won Outstanding Poster Awards at the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Biology July 26. Started in 1965, the conference is one of the premier scientific meetings fo…


Low Earth Orbit is overcluttered with rogue objects and collision shrapnel that are a constant threat to spacecraft. Experts say that a traditional satellite mission to go capture each object is not efficient enough to make an appreciable difference due to the high cost of orbit transfers. Many alt…


William Richardson, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received the  American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Richard Skalak Award for best research paper of the year. Richardson’s article, “A Device to Study the Effects of Stretch Gradients on Cell Behavior,” was feat…


Texas A&M Engineering is partnering with the country of Brazil in the Science Without Borders program, a large-scale scholarship program that is primarily funded by the Brazilian government. The program seeks to strengthen and expand the initiatives of science and technology, innovation and com…


Researchers in the Sketch Recognition Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will be honored at the 24th Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) in Toronto July 22-26. The researchers received the IAAI Innovation Award f…


Esteban Carbajal, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded a 2012 Scholarship in Optics and Photonics by SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. Esteban Carbajal is …


Poster winners and symposium chairs, left to right: Dr. Ken Meissner, Liang Lim, Sarah Ritter, Jennifer Burnett, Cory Olsovsky, Ricky Hennessy, Andrew Van and Dr. Kristen Maitland   The department of Biomedical Engineering hosted the inaugural BioMedOpTex Symposium and student workshop at Texas …


Andrea Hersey, a master's student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Star Academic Fellowship for the Gulf Coast Region. Hersey will receive $10,000 annually for up to four years or until she com…


Pictured, left to right: Richard Lester (CNVE), Liu, Frank Raymond, Dr. Mark Lenox Biomedical engineering graduate student Qun Maxine Liu was awarded second place in the 11th Annual Raymond IDEAS Challenge during a ceremony hosted by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) at the Ma…


Elaheh Rahbar, a former graduate student in the Department of Biomedical engineering, received a 2012 Distinguished Graduate Student Award from the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students in late April. The Association of Former Students presented the annual awards for exemplary eff…


Folami Alamudun, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was runner-up for best paper award at thePervasive Health Conference held in San Diego May 21-24. Wearable sensors make it now possible to measure non-invasively a number of physiological correlates of stress. T…


Pictured: Texas A&M grad student Hyung-Joon Jeon presents his research to Broadcom co-founder and CTO Henry Samueli at a poster session at the Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition. Texas A&M University graduate student Hyung-Joon Jeon presented research at the inaugural Broad…