Archive for STEM

Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, retired NASA astronaut, engineer and educator, has joined Texas A&M Engineering as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She also has a joint appointment as the director of the TEES…


Texas A&M University has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for graduate training and research. Texas A&M is one of only 10 institutions recognized nationwide with the award, out of approximately 200 proposals that were received by the NSF for the cur…


With a successful first year behind it, the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted its second group of high school students for CampBUILD, a project-based summer camp full of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) application and collaborative envi…


The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program will hold its final competition on board the International Space Station (ISS) at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Friday (Aug. 14). The Zero Robotics (ZR) program is a programming competition where SPHERES satellites (robots) inside the ISS are c…


The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University began its new student conference orientations for those considering a specialization in nuclear engineering. The department sessions allow students a general overview of the program environment and other opportunities available to t…


Connor Aimone, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won best thesis in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) category for the Texas A&M University Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Aimone, who is minoring i…


DOHA, Qatar — More than 20 teachers from 16 of Qatar’s secondary schools participated in the inaugural Engineering Leaders Institute for Excellence in Mathematics Education.  The five-day institute, organized by Texas A&M University at Qatar, was designed to enhance teaching techniques to dee…


Two years ago undergraduate students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University took on the challenge of designing, developing, delivering and supporting a unique embedded intelligence system capable of monitoring, controlling, recording and reporting experiments run in th…


Daniel Hellfeld, Jonathan Scherr and Matthew Garza, students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, traveled to Tokyo for the 4th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards titled “Nuclear Saf…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University in partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) recently hosted more than 140 high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers from across Texas at the eighth annual Engineering…


Outreach plays a vital role in the recruitment of a future generation of engineers, as well as provides exposures to different types of career paths that middle and high school students may not have considered on their own. Every winter, the Rio Grande Council of the Boy Scouts of America hosts a ca…


The Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TAMUS LSAMP) program has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for another five years. TAMUS LSAMP is a partnership between Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi an…


France Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), visited Texas A&M University, toured laboratories and visited with science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) thought leaders and students during her recent visit to Texas. “We are honored to host Dr. Cordova on campus and…


Dr. Robin R. Murphy and six Texas A&M University undergraduate engineering students participated in the 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference held November 2-4 in Annapolis, Maryland. The conference brought together policy makers and science advisers with university faculty …


Marlene Bencomo, an incoming Ph.D student working with Dr. Sunil Chirayath, was recently awarded the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship. The program is a partnership between the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, C…