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Researchers in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University have been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a program supporting projects that are revolutionizing engineering education. Aerospace engineering at Texas A&M, like mo…


What if you could change the way students are educated and inspired? Suparna Mukhopadhyay, a student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, worked to do just that at the Aggies Invent on Education, held Feb. 3-5. In partnership with students from the Department o…


Cheyenne Stowers, a master’s student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently received a fellowship from the Environmental Engineers of the Future program. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to obtain a master’s degree and increase the numb…


Dr. Zachary Grasley, associate professor and Peter C. Forster Faculty Fellow I in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as a First Year Faculty Fellow in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. This new program was designed to attract the most talented…


What happens when you mix engineers with education students and design needs from sponsors?  You get solutions to healthy eating habits, educational and safe social media, and special needs education tracking. These three ideas took the top spots at the latest Aggies Invent, which was focused on edu…


Research shows the United States is facing a crisis with the shortage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals entering and remaining in the workforce. With STEM job openings on the rise, it is imperative that the number of career-ready scientists and engineers increa…


The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University recently hosted a two-week International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) interregional training course that familiarized participants with an understanding of the physics and technology behind water-cooled reactors. The course used a s…


Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. In order to receive the grant, Quadrifoglio had to develop a very intensive proposal. The aim of this award is to promo…


Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, distinguished professor and holder of the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to be the 2015-2016 Cross-USA lecturer for the Geo-Institute (GI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Sele…


This past summer Drs. Ivan Damnjanovic and Luca Quadrifoglio of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University led the first study abroad Italy trip for the civil engineering department. Students benefitted from their faculty leaders’ backgrounds, as Quadrifoglio is a native …


Matthew Aguirre, a senior in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, placed second at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster Session. He was among more than 100 undergraduate researchers from the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and …


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…


Dr. César Malavé, professor and holder of the Sugar and Mike Barnes Department Chair in the Department Industrial Systems and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) General Academic Institutions Formula Advisory Committe…


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…


With two years of intense planning and dedication, the 2015 ANS student conference was successfully executed April 9-11. The conference theme was “Powering Tomorrow Together,” and aimed to highlight the growing globalization of the nuclear and health physics industries. The conference provided atten…