October 13, 2016

Local business owners take part in National Manufacturing Day at Texas A&M University

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) welcomed local businesses to campus on Oct. 7 for National Manufacturing Day to tour the manufacturing facilities, hear about Texas A&M's manufacturing capabilities and discuss potential ways to partner with the university. Included on the tour was a look inside the facilities in Thompson Hall, as well as inside the Engineering Innovation Center.

Girimaji appointed holder of Wofford Cain Chair II

Girimaji appointed holder of Wofford Cain Chair II

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Sharath Girimaji holder of the Wofford Cain Chair II in Offshore Technology. The endowed chair appointment was effective Oct. 1. Girimaji is the head of the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University. More

Caverlee, Hu receive DARPA grant

Caverlee, Hu receive DARPA grant

The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Dr. James Caverlee and Dr. Xia Hu a Next Generation Social Science grant to complete their collaborative project, HELIOS, named after the Greek god with the ability to see the invisible. More

TriFusion rings Nasdaq opening bell

TriFusion rings Nasdaq opening bell

The 2016 winner of the Rice Business Plan Competition — TriFusion Devices from Texas A&M University's Startup Aggieland — rang the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell in New York City on Monday (Oct. 10). TriFusion was co-founded by Blake Teipel, a recent Ph.D. graduate, and Charles Brandon Sweeney, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M. More

Barry receives scholarship from ASF

Barry receives scholarship from ASF

Mikayla Barry, Texas A&M University’s first Beckman scholarship winner and the first biomedical engineering student to be awarded a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), is no stranger to awards. Barry recently attended a public lecture and presentation with Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise where she and another student received their scholarships from ASF. More

Electrical and computer engineering researchers receive Second Prize Paper Award

Electrical and computer engineering researchers receive Second Prize Paper Award

Matthew Johnson and Matthew Gardner, researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and their adviser, Dr. Hamid Toliyat, received the Second Prize Paper Award at the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition. More

Ezzat receives best presentation award at Texas A&M Energy Conference

Ezzat receives best presentation award at Texas A&M Energy Conference

Ahmed 'Aziz' Ezzat, Ph.D. student and research assistant in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the Best Presentation Award from the Texas A&M Energy Conference for his presentation “Space-time modeling of asymmetric local wind fields.” More

Foster contributes to petroleum developmental professorship

With a long history of contributing to Texas A&M University, Joe B. Foster’s most recent contribution is to the Newfield DVG Developmental Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. The professorship supports the teaching, research, service and professional development activities of petroleum engineering faculty. More

Faculty enrichment fund receives another gift from former students

Angie B. ’84 and William R. “Billy” ’83 Lemmons, Jr. have contributed to the William “Doug” Von Gonten ’56 Excellence Fund for Faculty Enrichment. The fund benefits professors in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. The couple has supported Texas A&M for many years. More

Faculty endowments of $ 1 million given to mechanical engineering by former student

Sallie and Don Davis ’61 have contributed $ 1 million to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities of faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Their gift created three faculty endowments: the Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Career Development Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, the Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Faculty Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering I, and the Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Faculty Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering II. More

Former students establish scholarship in Department of Civil Engineering

Cynthia ’82 and Fred ’82 Balda have contributed $25,000 to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Endowed Excellence Fund and have established the Cynthia ’82 and Fred ’82 Endowed Scholarship. Distributions from the existing endowed excellence fund will be used to advance the civil engineering department at Texas A&M University. Distributions from the scholarship will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in civil engineering. More