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The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved naming the Engineering Education Complex the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. The former Zachry Engineering Center is undergoing extensive renovation and will nearly double in size to more than 500,000 square feet of space whe…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 1 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Engineering, ranking ahead of the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgia Institute of Technology, which ranked second and third, respectively. Texas A&M is the o…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 2 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Top Value Master’s in Engineering. The University of California, Berkeley was the only program to rank higher than Texas A&M. Georgia Institute of Technology (third), The University of Texas at …


Long before she was preparing to defend her thesis on surface plasma nitriding of fuel cladding materials, Elizabeth Castanon joined a new organization her senior year at Palacios High School called Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology (POWER SET…


The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first leg of the four-week Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS) at Texas A&M University from July 2-10. Twenty-seven students and six faculty members from seven univers…


Jordan Evans (third from left) at the 2016 Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation (NESD) in Washington, D.C. All commercial nuclear reactors in the United States use water as a coolant, a technology that is more than 50 years old. New technologies are available, but necessary research and develop…


On March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami that caused the shutdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant’s active nuclear reactors, disabled all sources powering core cooling systems and caused three of the reactor cores to overheat. The resulting meltdowns caused the release of r…


Texas A&M University nuclear engineering faculty and former students participated in and served as session leaders at the 2016 International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE24). ICONE24 is a global conference focused on nuclear reactor technology and features sessions and workshops benef…


Dr. Karen Vierow, associate department head and associate professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed by Dr. Ernest Moniz to serve on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). Vierow will serve on the committee …


Students and faculty from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University recently attended the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) annual meeting in New Orleans. The meeting focused on topics supporting nuclear power’s continued status as the leading supply of clean, carbon-free e…


Students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University returned from a two and a half week trip to Khalifa University within United Arab Emirates (UAE), participating in a study abroad program that is designed to both educate students on the technical aspects of global nuc…


Mark DeHart, a graduate of the Department of Nuclear Energy at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as an American Nuclear Society (ANS) Fellow. DeHart is the deputy director for reactor physics and modeling simulation at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and serves in the Reactor Physics Ana…


From May 15-20, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) led the 2016 Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) in Japan for graduate students from U.S. universities and young professionals from U.S. national laboratories.  The event was co…


Venture capitalist Ray Rothrock and Professor Emeritus Stephen A. Holditch, both honored as Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University, have been appointed to serve on investment boards critical to The Texas A&M University System. The Texas A&M System Board of Regents last month appo…


Astronauts get to experience things no other humans do, like see Earth from afar, travel where no other humans have been and make new discoveries. But while spaceflight offers priceless intellectual advancements, the weightlessness of space can have negative effects on astronauts’ bodies. Through a…