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Undergraduates at Texas A&M University soon will take a closer look at distribution of services, thanks to a gift by Warren and Lisa Barhorst of Houston. The couple owns Barhorst Insurance Group Ltd. with 30 locations across Texas. He is chairman and chief executive officer, and she is vice pre…


Texas A&M University has been named an Outstanding University for 2010 by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for its student activities and involvement. "The ACI Award for University Student Activities was initiated to recognize universities that have participated in ACI-related activities" …


Dr. Daniele Mortari, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his recently graduated Ph.D. student, Dr. Benjamin Spratling IV, won best paper from the 20th American Astronautical Society (AAS)/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (…


Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Jose Silva-Martinez the TI Professor I in Analog Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. This endowed professorship appointment will be effective March 1 and…


Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), was named one of the 2011 Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company. CRASAR is a center wi…


Lisam Systems of Belgium and The Texas A&M University System have announced the joint formation of Lisam America Inc., with Lisam Systems holding a majority stake in the new venture. Headquartered in Bryan, Texas, Lisam America will provide ExESS(r) software sales, services and support to compa…


Melodie Benford, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a finalist for the 2011 CIMIT Prize for Primary Healthcare. Benford will be awarded $10,000 to develop a final proposal (due May 31) for her project, "An Innovative Point-of-Care…


Dr. John L. Junkins, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named Honorary Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Junkins is one of three 2011 Honorary Fellows, the highest distinction conferred by…


Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering G. Kemble Bennett has appointed Carl Laird, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, holder of the William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellowship in Chemical Engineering. The appointment is for a three-year period, effective Ma…


Brent Volk, a Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Texas A&M University, was recently selected to attend the 61st Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany.   As one of 80 students representing the United States, Volk will have the opportunity to learn from and…


Because the nation's chemical infrastructure was never designed with regard to preventing or responding to acts of terrorism, intensive research is needed to determine the most effective ways of safeguarding its existing aspects as well as new components, said M. Sam Mannan, a Texas A&M Universi…


Dr. Jaime C. Grunlan, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has co-authored a paper in the journal Science that is part of an international research collaboration with faculty in the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) at Trinity College …


Texas A&M Engineering's Dr. K.R. Rajagopal has been elected a member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). INAE comprises India's most distinguished engineers and technologists across the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. Rajagopal was selected in recognition of his ou…


Dr. Laszlo Kish, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the title of Doctor Honoris Causafrom Uppsala University (Sweden), which is considered an honor of great distinction. Kish directs the Fluctuation and Noise Exploitation Laboratory in …


Dr. Kamran Entesari, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Entesari received his award for his proposal, "Ve…