Archives for March 2017

Posted: March 31, 2017

Networks of people, materials and logistics can be found everywhere in life. While they are very common, they can be used to represent interactions between entities in many important complex systems including social, biological, telecommunication, transportation and energy. Dr. Sergiy Butenko, prof…

Posted: March 31, 2017

From left to right: Chris Menefee, Independence Contract Drilling; Andy Hendricks, Patterson-UTI Energy; Wendolyne Castillo, treasurer, Texas A&M chapter; Ron Lee, Noble Drilling; Zack Aldelamy, secretary, Texas A&M chapter; Jerome Schubert, Texas A&M; Corey Wittig, chairman, Texas A&a…

Posted: March 30, 2017

Carolyn Walther, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the international winner of the American Helicopter Society’s (AHS) prestigious 2017 Robert L. Lichten award competition. Walther works with Dr. Moble Benedict in the Advanced Verti…

Posted: March 30, 2017

Renowned scholar Dr. George M. Pharr IV has joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as part of the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI), which is aimed at bringing the best and brightest researchers in the world to Texas. “Dr. Pharr has pio…

Posted: March 30, 2017

Four Texas A&M University College of Engineering faculty members attended a reception on March 6 hosted by Governor Greg Abbott in Austin. The reception honored the researchers recruited through the Governor’s University Research Initiative program (GURI) and officials from three Texas universit…

Posted: March 30, 2017

Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, served on the Beyond BB-8: When Robots Start Acting Human panel at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. One of Dr. Murphy’s robots, a lifeguard assistant robot …

Posted: March 29, 2017

Just before Spring Break, students in Dr. Sam Villareal’s two sections of ENGR 112 freshman engineering at Texas A&M University demonstrated their projects and excitement during an in-class robot competition. Villareal, senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, c…

Posted: March 29, 2017

Dr. John Matyjas, technology advisor of the computing and communications division at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, New York, presented his perspective on the future of the interdisciplinary nature of electrical and computer engineering during a Leaders and Innovators Speaker Seri…

Posted: March 29, 2017

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Smart Grid Center will host the fifth annual Smart Grid Workshop on the Texas A&M University campus April 18. The center established the workshop after receiving a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Big Data Spokes Program t…

Posted: March 27, 2017

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University invite audiences across Texas, the nation and even the world to get up close and personal with science and technology this spring at the 2017 Physics & Engineering Festival, an entertainin…

Posted: March 27, 2017

Dr. Weiping Shi, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to modeling and design of very large scale integration (VLSI) interconnects. …

Posted: March 23, 2017

Dr. Honghuang Lin, a former graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received third place for the Best Paper Award at the 29th annual Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) in San Jose, California, this month. Lin also placed third pl…

Posted: March 22, 2017

Dr. Melissa Grunlan, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the development and testing of a newly developed material that shows promise in the field of r…

Posted: March 22, 2017

Unmanned vehicles could soon help provide first responders more context of unknown surroundings in crisis situations, thanks to Dimas Gonzales and Alejandro Suazo, two undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Jyh-Charn Lui, profes…

Posted: March 22, 2017

Dr. Sharath Girimaji, a professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, is helping mentor a team of seven students, ages 10 to 14, from the Houston area to solve a problem concerning the interactions of people and animals through the “For Inspiration and Recognition of …

Posted: March 21, 2017

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…

Posted: March 21, 2017

At the most recent Aggies Invent, students solved the problems of the future, focusing on infrastructure and architecture. Students were challenged to incorporate the latest technology, 3-D printing, drones and robotics as they competed to create the most innovative and compelling solution for build…

Posted: March 20, 2017

In order to remain safe, robots are commonly used to reach what human hands cannot. Often a robot is used to uncover victims from rubble or bring them safely to shore. These helpful hands can even reach a world far beyond our own – outer space. Dr. Dezhen Song, a professor in the Department of Comp…

Posted: March 20, 2017

Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, associate professor and holder of the William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellowship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been invited to participate in the World Economic Forum’s Young Scientists program in Dalian, China, in Ju…

Posted: March 15, 2017

Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program was again ranked 11th overall nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2018.” The college also ranked seventh among public institutions. Individual programs ranked were: aerospace engineering, 7 (4 pu…

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