November 03, 2016

Students collaborate on innovative solutions using the Internet of Things

Aggies Invent is known for bringing together a unique group of students and mentors for an innovative 48 hours. The most recent event, Aggies Invent: Internet of Things, did not disappoint. In addition to students from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, five engineering students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, two engineering students from Belgium and an assembly of mentors from Texas Instruments and Accenture added a new perspective and depth to the weekend. More

Davis' unforeseen impact on technology

Davis' unforeseen impact on technology

From Google Maps to planetary cartography, the work of Dr. Tim Davis, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, impacts our lives every single day. Davis has dedicated his career to creating algorithms and software that can be used to solve large sparse matrix problems. More

Li receives NSF/SRC grant

Li receives NSF/SRC grant

Dr. Peng Li, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) to help find revolutionary solutions that will enable more energy-efficient computing. More

Stowers receives Environmental Engineers of the Future Fellowship

Stowers receives Environmental Engineers of the Future Fellowship

Cheyenne Stowers, a master’s student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently received a fellowship from the Environmental Engineers of the Future program. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to obtain a master’s degree and increase the number of talented professionals with advanced degrees practicing in the United States. More

Talke delivers 2016 Fowler Distinguished Lecture

Talke delivers 2016 Fowler Distinguished Lecture

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted Dr. Frank E. Talke, an endowed chair professor at the Center for Memory and Recording Research at the University of California, San Diego, for its 2016 Fowler Distinguished Lecture Series. The Fowler Distinguished Lecture series was endowed by Donald Fowler ’66 and Dr. Joe Fowler ’68 in 1999. More

Till advances computational applications for energy discretization

Till advances computational applications for energy discretization

Dr. Andrew Till, an alumnus of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University and a Metropolis Fellow postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), has researched energy discretization techniques for neutron transport, which is the application of computational models in determining where neutrons are in an apparatus, how quickly they are moving and where they are going to determine the behavior of a nuclear reactor core. More

Brewer inducted to National Academy of Construction at annual meeting

Brewer inducted to National Academy of Construction at annual meeting

Joseph C. Brewer Jr., a former student of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was inducted into the National Academy of Construction (NAC). Brewer, vice president and Sadara Chief Implementation Officer of Dow Chemical, was inducted at the NAC annual meeting in Napa Valley. Three hundred industry leaders were considered for membership and the 2016 class includes 30 new inductees. More

Computer science and engineering students attend GHC

Computer science and engineering students attend GHC

More than 50 undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) event, which was held last month in Houston. GHC is the world’s largest technical conference for women in computing, where the greatest minds in computing come together to recognize the contributions women have made to the field. The event showcases the expertise of women in academia and industry in a variety of fields. More

ELCIR program provides a unique experience for students

ELCIR program provides a unique experience for students

Swimming in cenotes, exploring a new culture and learning engineering research practices are some of the unique experiences afforded students in the Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR) Program at Texas A&M University. ELCIR, a program connected to the Texas A&M College of Engineering’s Engineering Success Program under the Access and Inclusion program, is designed to support economically disadvantaged first generation underrepresented minority students. More

More Texans turning to phone apps, websites to avoid traffic

More Texans turning to phone apps, websites to avoid traffic

Texans are relying more on information from smart phones and websites to make routine travel decisions than they did two years ago, according to new research from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). According to the survey 70 percent of respondents said they had recently used a smart phone app for navigation or route guidance and 41 percent visited a website for traffic information or route planning. More

Three DoD technologies to receive product development assistance

Three DoD technologies to receive product development assistance

Three companies with technologies aimed at enhancing emergency response and homeland security have been selected to receive assistance in tapping into the first responder marketplace through the Product Development Center (PDC) at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. The top companies selected by a panel of judges were Cultural Quotient Corporation, Protect The Force Inc. and Hearing Armor LLC. More