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Marilyn and Jack Hopper '59 have established the Marilyn and Jack Hopper '59 Endowed Scholarship to provide support to first-generation, chemical engineering undergraduate students.

Dr. Sung II Park is working to lower the risks and cost of surgeries by providing a unique way to create a well-lit environment in the operating room.

Gretchen W. '90 and Alan K. Hilyard '90 have established a scholarship to support students pursuing a Texas A&M University engineering technology and industrial distribution undergraduate degree.

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud was elected as the 2020 president of the American Society for Civil Engineers.

Behavior changes during a disease outbreak can help researchers better predict the amount of individuals who will be infected over the course of an outbreak.

In work that could open a floodgate of future applications for a new class of nanomaterials known as MXenes, researchers from Texas A&M University have discovered a simple, inexpensive way to prevent the materials’ rapid degradation.

Inspired by nature, Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar’s lab has developed an innovative way to control the hydrophobicity of a surface which opens many doors for expanded applications in several scientific and technological areas.

Levi McClenny, a doctoral candidate who holds a D3EM fellowship and was recently appointed student regent for the state of Texas, has utilized the program to gain insight as to what happens at the microstructure level in materials.

Kendrick Lim took his education overseas with a study abroad program in Bonn, Germany.

Dr. Steven M. Wright was elected fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the field of medical and biological engineering at an international level.

Dr. Dileep Kalathil discussed his artificial intelligence research to an audience of future engineers at the annual Physics and Engineering Festival, hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M on April 6.

Dr. M. Nazmul Karim, holder of the T. Michael O'Connor Chair II and head of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, passed away on Friday, June 21.

Dr. Ya Wang is working to bridge the gap between science, engineering and applications in health technologies through her research into the neurodegenerative diseases.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station were recently awarded a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture that will be used to help ensure the safety of fresh food products for both the consumers and the produce industry.

Samuel Leach, a recent inductee into the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Program, is making buildings more resilient to catastrophic events and streamlining the post- disaster repair process through the development of computational models that evaluate the overall state of a damaged building.

Dr. Nancy M. Amato, former Regents Professor and Unocal Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named professor emeritus by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

Dr. Bjorn Birgisson, a TEES Eminent Professor and faculty member within the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected as a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Ashley Holt was accepted into the national Beckman Scholars Program her freshman year, which started her path in research. Four years later, she is researching viruses that attack bacteria, a field that could lead to new potential antibiotic drugs.

Dr. Jeffrey Bullard will be joining the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering beginning in fall 2019 contributing to ongoing material science research within the Center for Infrastructure Renewal.

Five students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University have been awarded 2019 national graduate fellowships.

Sometimes innovations don't work out, but that was not the case with Swing Sleeve. After discovering that their first design wasn't marketable, they plugged into programs that taught them how to revise and launch a successful company around an innovation the golf industry is interested in.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was well-represented at the annual Physics and Engineering Festival, hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M on April 6.

A team of students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering took first place in the SICK TiM$10K competition for their automated guided vehicle designed to detect foreign object debris (FOD) on airport tarmacs.

Collaborating with Orange County, California, and El Paso, Texas, municipalities, Dr. Shankar Chellam and a team of researchers are investigating how to improve the filters used to purify water. In doing so, they are taking a deeper look into how to turn wastewater into clean, drinkable water.

Gerardo Barillas joined a group of college students called Operation Space with the goal to build and launch a rocket into outer space.

Intrigued by the thought of creating an online space for people to connect through common interests, a team of senior computer science and engineering students enrolled in a capstone design course pursued this passion to develop an app dedicated to just this purpose.

A national scholarship program that seeks to increase the number of minority students entering careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics has made an impact on several students at Texas A&M University.

Chiranjivi Botre, a Ph.D. student in the department, has been awarded an F&PD (Fuels & Petrochemicals Division) Outstanding Presentation Award at the Spring AIChE Conference.

Computer hardware has become a weak link in information security. Dedicated to both enhancing education and fortifying hardware, Dr. Jeyavijayan "JV" Rajendran has made a lasting impact with his transformational research and dedication to helping his students succeed in the field of electronic design automation.

Three interdisciplinary student teams and their faculty advisor, Dr. Wayne NP Hung, won top prizes at recent student competitions. Two teams took home first and second-place at the Houstex manufacturing exhibition and 3D printing student competition, while another placed second at the recent Aluminum Extrusion Competition.

Harsh Juneja has been honored with the 2018 ExxonMobil Pinnacle Award for his outstanding dedication and engineering innovation at ExxonMobil.

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University at Qatar were awarded the best conference paper award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing.

Former Society of Petroleum Engineers President Janeen Judah '81 recently joined her fourth board of directors, that of Jagged Peak Energy. Judah discusses her recent accomplishment as well as the rest of her illustrious career, and how her story could encourage young engineers entering the field.

Rishita Das and Komal Kumari, two doctoral students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been named 2019 Amelia Earhart Fellows by the Zonta International Foundation.

The GoFly Prize sponsored by Boeing issued a $2 million three-phase challenge in 2017 to inventors to design and build a safe, ultra-quiet and easy-to-fly personal flying vehicle for anyone, anywhere. Team Harmony from Texas A&M built a third-scale prototype to win Phase II, and now sets their sights on winning Phase III in 2020.

Dr. J.N. Reddy is the latest recipient of the Timoshenko Medal, a prestigious honor awarded by the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Through the development of a computational model depicting intricate relationships between segments of infrastructure, Venancio Mendez Levy is providing government agencies a vital tool to use in order to more wisely invest in infrastructure and bolster infrastructural resilience to natural disasters.

The Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes STEM Pathways Research Alliance will explore the impact of grit, research mentoring and persistence on underrepresented student success in STEM.

Dr. Sonia Garcia was recently rewarded for the positive impact she has made in the lives of underrepresented minority engineering students at Texas A&M University.

During the 2019 Aggie PITCH competition, engineering students were challenged to use business skills to pitch their ideas and designs to a panel of expert judges.

Nuclear policy and a shared commitment to serve tie together the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, creating cross-disciplinary interactions that connect the opposite sides of campus.