Archive for Women in Engineering

Lisa Bratton, a sophomore engineering student, won first place in the women's 200-meter backstroke at the 2015 World University Games on at the Nambu University International Aquatics Center in Gwangju, South Korea.  Bratton, from Richland, Washington, won with a lifetime-best time of 2 minutes, 9.…


Fifteen ocean engineering students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University raced their human-powered submarine, The 12th Mantaray, to fourth place overall with a speed of 5.8 knots at the 13th International Human-Powered Submarine Races (ISR) June 22-26. The ISR, …


Dr. Gretchen Miller, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently recognized as the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s Montague Scholar for the coming year. Her nomination stemmed from efforts in curriculum innovation and modification…


Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Dwight Look College of Engineering's Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) and the Center…


Shawna Fletcher was recently hired as the director for Women in Engineering for the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Fletcher previously served as the director of the Women in Engineering Program at The Ohio State University. “Shawna’s role is integral in creating a…


The 2015 Texas A&M Robotics Symposium will be held in College Station on Jan. 21-22 in room 2005 of the Emerging Technologies Building. It will host talks by 18 world-renowned thought leaders in robotics and automation. The symposium will start with a keynote address by Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy from…


The Texas A&M University Department of Computer Science and Engineering sent 21 students, including four male students, to the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC).  GHC is the largest conference for women in computing in the world. This year the conference to…


Lainy Dromgoole has been awarded the 2014-2015 Robert Gardner Memorial Fellowship from the Health Physics Society. The fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend and a travel grant to attend the HPS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis in the summer of 2015. Dromgoole works with Nuclear Security Science and P…


The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M co-sponsored two students to attend the WiN national conference held in Boston from July 27 to July 30.   Morgan Munera, (pictured right) a junior undergraduate student studying radiological health engineering, is the president of the Women …


Dr. Tiffani L. Williams, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a general co-chair for this year's Grace Hopper Conference and has also been selected as a Texas A&M ADVANCE Scholar. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Compu…


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…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted 143 prospective students on campus during two camps held in July. Seventy-five rising juniors and seniors participated in the Women Explore Engineering (WEE) camp and an additional 68 students from 12 Texas high schools parti…


Dr. Helen Reed, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as a Piper Professor of 2014 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. Ten awards of $5,000 each are made annually to professors for superior teaching at the college level.  Selection is made on the basis of nomin…


Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager of HP Networking, Szu-Wei Wang, Szu-Hsuan Lin and Mu-Fen Hsieh HP partnered with Texas A&M University and Geeks Without Bounds, an accelerator for humanitarian projects, to host a code-a-thon with the challenge to create an application …


This year's theme for the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) was "Think Big: Drive Forward." CSE's (Department of Computer Science and Engineering) Aggie Women in Computer Science (AWICS) joined with over 4,800 people from 54 different countries and over one hundred univer…