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A recent study has added a new dimension to the controversial decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants immediately above the crippled oil well at the seafloor during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The dispersants may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in …


A three-year, $242,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, to investigate the flight dynamics and control of hover-capable small-scale flapping wing robots. Stabil…


Most of us take flying in an airplane for granted. We book our tickets, sit through the long check-in lines, and if we’re lucky, take off on time to our chosen destination. Day in and day out we do this without any regard to the age and health of the airplane we’re flying on. The airplanes that fly…


The inner workings of the human brain have always been a subject of great interest. Unfortunately, it is fairly difficult to view brain structures or intricate tissues due to the fact that the skull is not transparent by design. The reality is that light scattering is the major obstacle for deep pen…


High-speed winds during a thunderstorm may cause trees around an electric grid to crash into the distribution system feeders causing an outage in that area. Currently, most utility companies diminish such accidents by scheduling regular tree-trimming operations. This effort is costly and is based …


John Aggas, a doctoral student in the Guiseppi-Elie Lab of the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship to attend the 16th NSF International Summer School (2017)…


Several students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering participated in the 2017 Texas A&M University Student Research Week (SRW). Civil engineering undergraduate student Gabriella Morales and doctoral student Kambiz Rasoulkhani won the Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Special Award for …


Two Texas A&M University directors were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop the TAMU-iSite, an NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) site. The half-million dollar grant will allow Magda Lagoudas, executive director of industry and nonprofit partnerships and instructional associ…


Dr. Valerie Taylor, senior associate dean for academic affairs and the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for her efforts in establishing a new Research Experiences for…


Children from a local elementary school were engineers for the day with the help of some students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Katie McNeal, senior; Samantha Wilson, junior; and Bilal Abada, doctoral student, visited Southwood Valley Elementary School in…


Dr. Guofei Gu, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, led a team of researchers from five universities on a collaborative project involving groundbreaking security management that has been awarded a $3 million grant. The grant is jointl…


Dr. Mathew Kuttolamadom, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution (ETID) and in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a $360,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to cr…


The focus of the fifth annual Smart Grid Workshop on the Texas A&M University campus was using smart grids for big data. The workshop was organized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Smart Grid Center after receiving a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.


Katie Ford​, a Ph.D. student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is among the recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which were announced in March. The program “recognizes and supports out…


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded fellowships through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to four students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The 2017 awardees include (left to right) second-year doctoral student Paul Gordon and seni…