Analicia Leiva smiles

Analicia Leiva was a first-generation college student, and now she's giving back to Aggies as an advisor.

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The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has selected Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew to receive the SEC Faculty Achievement Award for his outstanding records in research and scholarship.

Ramabhadran Sanjay

Sanjay Ramabhadran ’96 traveled from India to study civil engineering at Texas A&M. He fell in love with Texas and was recently sworn in as president of the Texas Lyceum. He discusses his career, civil service and life as an international student-turned-Texan-advocate.

Drs. Moreno, Tai, Yu, Saripalli and Wang.

Five faculty members have been appointed to new faculty fellowship and professorship positions.

Dr. Balakrishna Haridas and Dr. Kristen Maitland award ceremony

Dr. Balakrishna Haridas and Dr. Kristen Maitland were recently inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows 2019 class, recognizing their contributions to engineering and medicine research, practice and education.

Boss Talk panelists

Students gathered in Rudder Theatre Thursday night to get advice from former students who have risen to the top. In its third year, Aggie Boss Talk hosted five industry leaders from a variety of fields.

Capps’ pilot spray burner plays a fundamental role in ongoing simulation and optical diagnostic experimentation

Through his work in the Optical Diagnostics and Imaging Laboratory and the Computational Thermo-Fluids and Energy Systems Laboratory, senior mechanical engineering student Cade Capps has set the stage for the design and development of cleaner and more efficient automotive engines.

A group of students at the spring banquet dinner giving a Gig 'Em sign.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering recognized and celebrated students, faculty and staff at its annual Spring Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

A structure about to undergo seismic testing

Dr. Maria Koliou, a researcher with Texas A&M Engineering, is breaking new ground on understanding how urban wood-based structures sustain damage from earthquakes, and how to repair them more efficiently.

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ECS Southeast, LLP has established a fellowship in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering to support one or more students pursuing a graduate degree in engineering from Texas A&M University.

Gena Gillispie at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Civil engineering former student Gena Gillispie ‘18, a project management intern with Walt Disney Imagineering, assists with bringing the various Walt Disney Imagineering projects to life.

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“The short course was one of the most rewarding educational experiences I’ve had in my professional career,” said Kristen Keele, a participant from the Maryland Port Administration. “The expertise and knowledge of the lecturers lends itself to an invaluable learning experience; this course is truly a must-have for anyone who works in dredging.”

Image of students participating in TAMUhack.

TAMUhack, a student-run organization, hosted its fifth annual hackathon where teams spent a weekend working on software and hardware solutions to real-world problems in a community of mentorship. Here are the top five takeaways from this year's event.

A field about to be broken up and prepared for planting

Drought impacts are felt across the state of Texas and nation, but a new interdisciplinary paper warns of the consequences that poor water management will have on agricultural production.

Student working with machinery in a lab

The Southwest Chemical Association has established an endowed scholarship to provide one or more scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.

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The Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) named Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta recipient of its 2019 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award. The honor goes to a research scientist whose work fulfills the mission “to advance collaborative research and education and to strengthen the scientific capabilities of its members and our nation.”

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On Thursday, March 21, five successful Aggies will visit Texas A&M University to talk to students about their paths to success. Learn about these CEOs, presidents and industry leaders.

Maureen Turk and Nancy Nielson

Linda Morris and Maureen “Reenie” Turk-Smith share their stories of being the first women to study health physics and nuclear engineering at Texas A&M University.

Snapping Shrimp

Dr. David Staack and graduate research assistant Xin Tang are looking to nature for inspiration in developing a new method of underwater plasma generation using shrimp as a model – a discovery which could provide significant improvements for actions ranging from water sterilization to drilling.

Harold Cobb, P.E.

Texas A&M University graduates Candyce Ward and Harold Cobb were recently named 2019 Engineers of the Year by Houston Engineers Week.

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Jobin Mathew, a member of team Hail No, discusses his experience during Invent for the Planet and how industrial engineering has prepared him to win the competition and succeed in his career.

Members of Texas A&M's team pose for a photo

Judges around the world have finished deliberating, and the top five Invent for the Planet teams have been announced.

Nicholas Rossi

Junior civil engineering student Nicholas Rossi has been named the combined Aggie Band commander within the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets for the 2019-2020 school year.

General engineering student Ritika Bhattacharjee playing piano at Binomial Rhapsody performance

Merging the worlds of art and engineering, Binomial Rhapsody challenges students to tap into their innovative creativity and compose music inspired by scientific and mathematical formulae. Pianist and general engineering student Ritika Bhattacharjee reflects on the lessons she learned from this inaugural challenge.

Dr. Eyad Masad

Dr. Eyad Masad will receive the prestigious 2019 James Laurie Prize from the Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Grad students in lab

Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program was ranked 15th overall nationally and ranked eighth among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2020.”

Team Hail No brainstorms around a table at Invent for the Planet

Mechanical engineering students Mazen Ali and Bamidele Fadayomi discuss their experience at Invent for the Planet and their team's solution to minimize hail damage to delicate aircraft wing control surfaces, operational delays, costly repairs and accidents.

Dr. Jonathan Felts

Dr. Jonathan Felts recently received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research as he seeks to develop more reliable ways to engineer surfaces at the atomic level.

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Dr. John Valasek was an invited panelist on the topic of “Verification and Validation in the Age of Autonomy” at the 2019 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Science and Technology (SciTech) Conference held San Diego, California, in January.

3D printed material sitting on a table.

Materials discovery and artificial intelligence-powered manufacturing are the focus of an interdisciplinary project funded through the Texas A&M University X-Grants program.

The SPARC Drill Technology group from the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University

To make geothermal energy a more viable alternative to fossil fuels, a team of researchers are developing a new drilling technology that harnesses high voltage electrodes to emit a microscopic plasma discharge in order to help break hard rock.

Rita and Mark Puckett ’73

Rita and Mark Puckett ’73 have established an Endowed Scholarship for Global Studies to support students participating in a global program experience in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Dr. M. Sam Mannan standing beside Trish Karin. Both are smiling at the camera.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers has named a poster prize in memory of Dr. M. Sam Mannan that will be given for the first time at the annual Hazards 29 conference in May.

Dr. Ralph Wurbs

Dr. Ralph Wurbs has been recognized for his research, creation and continuous expansion of the Water Rights Analysis Package Modeling System, which has played a fundamental role in water resources management and major legislatively mandated advances in water management and planning in the state of Texas.

Mohammad Taghi Nikoukalam

Mohammad Taghi Nikoukalam, a civil engineering doctoral student, is designing an enhanced damage resistant bridge system using advanced materials at the Center for Infrastructure Renewal.

Bob Pence

What beats your company receiving the highest presidential honor for performance excellence? Earning the recognition for the leadership you provided in order to receive it. Congratulations Bob Pence of Freese & Nichols on being awarded the Leadership Excellence Award from the Baldrige Foundation!

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Cristi and Darrell Petty ’90 have established the Petty Family Engineering Scholarship to support undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University.