Archives for June 2017

Posted: June 14, 2017

The student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at Texas A&M University (TAMUite) recently took a field trip to Houston TranStar. Houston TranStar is a unique partnership of representatives from the City of Houston, Harris County, METRO and the Texas Department of Transportation…

Posted: June 14, 2017

In March, Fortune Magazine released a list of “The 50 Most Powerful Latinas of 2017.” The list was compiled by the Association of Latino Professionals for America, and was based upon four criteria: the size and importance of the woman's business in the global economy, the health and direction of …

Posted: June 14, 2017

Two Texas A&M University directors were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop the TAMU-iSite, an NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) site. The half-million dollar grant will allow Magda Lagoudas, executive director of industry and nonprofit partnerships and instructional associ…

Posted: June 14, 2017

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering has awarded 56 engineering undergraduate and graduate students the Business Management Certificate after completing an intensive two and a half week business management course. The Business Management Course (BMC), sponsored by Halliburton, is a…

Posted: June 13, 2017

Dr. Yue Kuo, professor and holder of the Dow Chemical Professorship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed chair professor of the Department of Photonics at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. NCTU is one of the most sel…

Posted: June 13, 2017

Dr. Valerie Taylor, senior associate dean for academic affairs and the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for her efforts in establishing a new Research Experiences for…

Posted: June 13, 2017

Currently, there is very little known about the biology of blood clotting within the lungs and how medications can be used to treat them. A blood clot that forms within the lungs is a death sentence for numerous patients every year. Anticoagulant drugs are given to patients to treat clots, but it is…

Posted: June 8, 2017

The Texas A&M chapter of the Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) recently elected Nasan Tsengeg, an undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, as its president for 2017-18. The SEC holds massive events throughout the year and hosts t…

Posted: June 8, 2017

Children from a local elementary school were engineers for the day with the help of some students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Katie McNeal, senior; Samantha Wilson, junior; and Bilal Abada, doctoral student, visited Southwood Valley Elementary School in…

Posted: June 8, 2017

A team of six students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University took home second place in the Student Design Competition from the 11th annual Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Texas Water Conference. The design competition is intended to promote real-wo…

Posted: June 5, 2017

Dr. Calvin Woods, professor emeritus in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, passed away May 30. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of Houston in May 1955, and began working as a practicing civil engineer. In 1957, he beg…

Posted: June 2, 2017

Two student groups in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University proposed two very different, but equally inventive, projects for their microcomputer systems course this spring. The first group, comprised of computer engineering seniors Sebastian Escalante, Migue…

Posted: June 1, 2017

Dr. Guofei Gu, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, led a team of researchers from five universities on a collaborative project involving groundbreaking security management that has been awarded a $3 million grant. The grant is jointl…

Posted: June 1, 2017

Two undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University recently collaborated on a project to develop an autonomous terrain mapping system for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents. This opportunity grew out of a project that Dr. Bruce …

Posted: June 1, 2017

The National Security Agency (NSA), along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has designated Texas A&M University as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations, making it one of only a handful of academic institutions in the United States to hold three NSA dis…

Posted: June 1, 2017

When he began working on an algorithm-based monitoring system to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Dr. Farzan Sasangohar didn’t imagine he’d wind up talking about the technology with the vice president of the United States. Sasangohar, assistant professor in the Dep…

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