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With a traditional transfemoral prosthetic, walking across various terrains, going downhill or walking up and down a set of stairs can be a tedious job for the wearer. To help make daily life easier for amputee patients, Dr. Pilwon Hur has developed a robotic transfemoral prosthesis.

Kim Tompkins McDivitt ’88 and Phillip “Phil” McDivitt ’87

Supporting the education and development of undergraduate students in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Phillip “Phil” McDivitt ’87 and Kim Tompkins McDivitt ’88 have gifted the Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Lab with a generous endowment.

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On Jan. 23-24 the Student Engineers’ Council at Texas A&M University held their Spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair at Reed Arena. The event attracted approximately 5,700 students seeking internships and jobs from the 394 participating companies.

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Dr. Matthew Yarnold received the 2019 Early Career Faculty Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction for demonstrating promise in the areas of structural steel research and teaching.

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Taking a deeper look into Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet assembly process, Dr. Amarnath “Andy” Banerjee and Dr. Lewis Ntaimo investigated how to increase the company's production rate from assembling one plane every six days to one plane every day and a half.

Dr. Ali Ghrayeb

Texas A&M University at Qatar's Dr. Ali Ghrayeb has been elevated to fellow grade of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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NASA has challenged teams of students to develop heads-up interactive displays to be utilized by astronauts during spacewalks. A team of students from Texas A&M University is one of 16 chosen to participate in the Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students 2019 challenge.

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Dr. John Valasek has been elected the chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Intelligent Systems Technical Committee

Dr. Chaspari and her team of students

Dr. Theodora Chaspari has received a 2019 PESCA grant to develop a new digital program that will transform daily voice-compatible devices into valuable assets for monitoring emotional health and well-being.

Jamita Barnett-Machen has established a fund to provide one or more scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Carmen and Mitchell “Mitch” Hovendick ’79 established a fund to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.

The "bubble" vaccine, a small, beige colored sphere, floats in a clear tube.

Biomedical engineering doctoral students Shreedevi Arun Kumar and junior Daniel Prasca have developed a “bubble” that can hold vaccines and additional medicines in a protective sphere to improve the viability of vaccines, as well as improve treatment in humans and pets.

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Dr. Rui Tuo has created a new theoretical framework for computer calibration that will enhance the accuracy and efficiency of computer simulations.

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Dr. Daniel McAdams and a team of graduate students have created a new, nonuniform foam design inspired by the peel of a pomelo fruit. Their research has the potential to greatly improve impact resistance and safety.

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Lei Xu won the Lockheed Martin Best Student Paper Competition Award at the 2019 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Science and Technology Forum and Exposition.

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Dr. Hu and his team of graduate students pursued the project from start to finish. They began by designing the algorithm and ended with fully developing the software.

Marvin Adams

Dr. Marvin Adams has received one of only seven Regents Fellow Service Awards for his service and dedication to The Texas A&M University System, the state of Texas and the nation. The designation of Regents fellow is a prestigious award from the A&M System to highlight exemplary agency professionals.

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Texas A&M University’s online graduate engineering program was again ranked first in the state of Texas according to the 2019 rankings released Jan. 15 by U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs. The program was ranked No. 7 in the U.S. overall.

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Dr. Michael Quinn discusses the importance of verification engineering in academia.

A brain made out of computer circuits

Dr. Shahin Shahrampour from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is advancing the future of machine learning by going back to the basics to revisit and improve upon the cornerstone kernel methods used in pattern analysis.

Kristin Smith

Nuclear engineering graduate student Kristin Smith interns at Los Alamos National Laboratory and benchmarks a nuclear space reactor model that could be used to support life on Mars or power a deep space probe.

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Christie L. Bybee ’81 and Clinton W. Bybee ’85 have established an endowment to support the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Hartl and students working in virtual reality lab

The Maestro Virtual Reality Studio has been funded by the Texas A&M Triads for Transformation initiative to conduct research into how the STEM classroom experience can be enhanced through the use of virtual reality.

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A team led by Dr. Kate Davis received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the research, development and demonstration of next-generation tools and technologies to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of the nation's critical energy infrastructure.

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Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. recently provided funding to support initiatives in Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering and Mays Business School.

J. Mike Walker '66

J. Mike Walker, co-founder of Dril-Quip and namesake of the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

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A collaboration between Texas A&M University and Adobe researchers has created a filter for smart cameras to secure user privacy in homes and workplaces while retaining the convenience of smart technology.