October 19, 2016

Claridge-Culp aims to change the world with air conditioning

To explain the potential energy impact for their air conditioning technology, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) researchers Dr. David Claridge and Dr. Charles Culp draw a parallel to the auto industry. “If we were still using vehicles that used as much gas as they did in the early 1970s compared to what we’re doing today, the additional oil that we would need would just about double the oil imports in this country,” said Claridge, who is director of TEES’ Energy Systems Laboratory and the Leland T. Jordan Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. More

Murphy presents at White House Frontiers Conference; receives new robotics grant from NSF

Murphy presents at White House Frontiers Conference; receives new robotics grant from NSF

Dr. Robin Murphy, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Center for Emergency Informatics, presented at the White House Frontiers Conference on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Murphy, who is the Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was also recently awarded a National Science Foundation National Robotics Initiative grant. More

Duffield receives National Science Foundation grant to explore network traffic classification

Duffield receives National Science Foundation grant to explore network traffic classification

Dr. Nick Duffield, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will allow him to research network traffic classification. Duffield, in collaboration with Dr. Minlan Yu from Yale University, received the grant, which is titled “Distributed Approximate Packet Classification.” It is funded from 2016 to 2019 with a budget of $350,000. More

Satellite scheduling: solving equations to capture the world

Satellite scheduling: solving equations to capture the world

Roughly 1,400 satellites surround the word today, with 500 of those launched by the United States. While they all have various duties and capabilities, it is of utmost importance to correctly and efficiently identify the appropriate satellite for every job. According to Dr. Lewis Ntaimo, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, some are used for national security and some are launched by private companies for collecting data. More

Singh selected to receive Merriam Improved Irrigation Award

Singh selected to receive Merriam Improved Irrigation Award

Dr. Vijay Singh, Distinguished Professor and the Caroline & William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the U.S. Society for Irrigation and Drainage Professionals Merriam Improved Irrigation Award. Singh received the award during the society’s International Conference on Improving Irrigation Water Management in Fort Collins, Colorado. More

Group of researchers led by Fernando moves one step closer to finding cure for Zika virus

Group of researchers led by Fernando moves one step closer to finding cure for Zika virus

After millions of sequence scans, a group of researchers led by Dr. Sandun Fernando, a professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, says it is one step closer to finding a cure for the Zika virus. Fernando and three other researchers have been modeling and testing a series of ligands, or molecules, that attach themselves to the Zika virus protein. More

Energy Institute hosts first student-led Texas A&M Conference on Energy

Energy Institute hosts first student-led Texas A&M Conference on Energy

The Texas A&M Energy Research Society, an organization of doctoral students and postdoctoral associates, along with the Texas A&M Energy Institute (EI) and the Texas A&M Energy Club, an undergraduate student organization, hosted the inaugural Texas A&M Conference on Energy on the Texas A&M University campus. EI is a joint center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Texas A&M University. More

75 percent of teens say their parents drive distracted

75 percent of teens say their parents drive distracted

If you’re a parent, you want to teach your kids to be smart and safe behind the wheel. It’s right there in the job description. But recent data gathered by Aceable—a mobile-first provider of online drivers-education and defensive-driving courses—suggests parents might be telling more than showing. In 2013, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) released a landmark study showing that one in four crashes in Texas involve driver distraction. More

TAMUHack 2016 continues tradition of innovation and creativity

TAMUHack 2016 continues tradition of innovation and creativity

TAMUHack is Texas A&M University’s annual hackathon event that brings together students from around the nation to share their passion for learning, creativity and self-expression through technology. The hackathon was held at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Startup Aggieland also helped to make the event possible. More

Engineering technology and industrial distribution, Blinn College receive NSF grant

Four professors in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University are part of a three-year National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers grant that includes Blinn College. The grant will be used to encourage middle and high school students to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and the types of career paths those fields offer. More

TEEX delivers emergency management policy and decision-making training for EMI Academy

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) provided emergency management training and exercises for the renowned Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, as part of its National Emergency Management Executive Academy for senior executives. The Academy's goal is to instill leaders with a deeper understanding of emergency management issues, debates and public policy. More