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The role of research universities in nuclear science, energy and policy was the topic of a Texas A&M-sponsored panel and reception Dec. 11 in Washington, D.C., where panelists and speakers recognized the importance of higher education to ensuring the U.S. remains a global leader in nuclear resea…


Pictured: Austin Riddle, Kathy Waskom, Helen Hastings, Kaye Matejka, Barbara Slusher and Tammy Persky, with Dr. M. Katherine Banks.   Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized faculty and st…


Criticality safety expert Michaele C. "Mikey" Brady-Rapp '81 from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been appointed a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Criticality Safety Support Group (CSSG).  Brady-Rapp earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering fro…


Three graduate students in the Department of Nuclear Engineering have received fellowships through the U.S. Department of Energy. Josh Hansel, William Sames and Charles Stratton received the three-year fellowships through the DOE's Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP). Hansel is studying multi…


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Oct. 26 at the 8th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indicato…


A single mom and program coordinator in the Department of Nuclear Engineering proves you don't have to be a millionaire to give back to Texas A&M. Marna Billiter, a program coordinator in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, is proving that you don't have to be a millionaire to give back to s…


Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country's undergraduate universities and programs. The Dwight Look College of Engineering is tied for 16th place overal…


Faculty and students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering and researchers in the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) participated in the Sixth International Nonproliferation Summer School, "Nuclear Technologies: Nonproliferation, Disarmament, and Peaceful Use of Nuclea…


A beryllium oxide (BeO) nuclear fuels research collaboration between Texas A&M University, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Purdue University and IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. has been selected to receive the Significant Contribution Award from the Materials Science and Technology Di…


Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced recently that Texas A&M University was one of three Texas universities that were awarded a total of $5.1 million in graduate fellowships and research grants to train and educate the next generation of leaders in America’s nuclear industry. The awards und…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recognized 38 faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering for their teaching, service and contributions to Texas A&M Engineering. "These award recipients are faculty members at all stages of their careers," Banks s…


Texas A&M Engineering's graduate program ranked 12th overall  and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, "America's Best Graduate Schools 2013." The ranking is one place higher than in 2011, when the college ranked 13th overall. Individual programs…


Nuclear engineering graduate student Jesse Johns gave two presentations at the inaugural Low Carbon Earth Summit in October in Dalian, China. The summit drew more than 1,000 participants from 58 countries and covered the fast-growing field of innovation in the low carbon economy. It provided a foru…


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Texas A&M University $4.5 million over the next three years to research the aging of stored used nuclear fuel. The project, ““Fuel Aging in Storage and Transportation (FAST): Accelerated Characterization and Performance Assessment of the Used Nucl…


Texas A&M Engineering welcomed six new faculty members in Fall 2011. Dr. Zoya Heidari (far left) joined the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering as an assistant professor in 2011. She received a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She previously …