Archive for Ocean engineering

Oil spills can be catastrophic, impacting health, the ecosystem and the economy. The severity of an oil spill's impact depends on the amount and source of oil, what courses of action responders choose and the physical properties of the oil. Research at Texas A&M University has resulted in strong…


Dr. Robert E. Randall has been honored with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by Western Dredging Association (WEDA) for his service to the dredging and marine industry for more than 50 years. Randall is the W. H. Bauer Professor in Dredging Engineering and director of the Center for Dredging Stud…


The American Geophysical Union has highlighted an article in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, written by Texas A&M University civil engineering postdoctoral scholar Binbin Wang, and Dr. Scott Socolofsky, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, along with colleagues …


Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University Athletics Lisa Bratton, a junior in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, will be among 1,700 swimmers competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Participants will be trying to earn …


Students, faculty and industry partners of the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University attended the 2016  joint meeting of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineering (SNAME) this spring. Graduate and undergraduate students presente…


The 2016 Engineering Project showcase provided an opportunity for students to display and demonstrate their projects designed to solve real-world engineering problems. More than 700 students gathered in the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field to showcase more than 150 projects…


Charles Donaway, senior academic advisor in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2016 President’s Award for Academic Advising. Donaway received the award during the annual University Advisors and Counselors Spring Awards Breakfast. Donaway has been a…


Dr. John Niedzwecki, Cain '13 Senior Chair in Offshore Technology and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, was invited to join the international advisory board for the Collaborative Innovation Center for …


The Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University recently hosted Dredging Engineering and Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator short courses. Fifty-seven participants from across the United States and as far as Canada and Brazil attended the weeklong Dredging Engineering short course repr…


Texas A&M University’s Marine Technology Society (MTS) and Society of Navel Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), a joint-chapter of student organizations in the Department of Ocean Engineering recently adopted and cleaned a mile of beach in Galveston, Texas through the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-a-Beach


The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University has announced the establishment of the Department of Ocean Engineering, a department that combines two existing programs within Texas A&M University — one on the campus in College Station, Texas, and one on the marine-oriented campus in Galv…


Fifteen ocean engineering students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University raced their human-powered submarine, The 12th Mantaray, to fourth place overall with a speed of 5.8 knots at the 13th International Human-Powered Submarine Races (ISR) June 22-26. The ISR, …


A team of three undergraduates, including two from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the “Deep Space, Deep Ocean Student Award for Excellence,” for its research poster at the Deep Space, Deep Ocean forum hosted by Aramco. The Texas A&M team, organized by th…


William J. and William R. Winkelmann have established the William J. ’73 and William R. ’09 Winkelmann Endowed Scholarship with their gift to the Texas A&M Foundation. Funds from this endowment will provide scholarships to undergraduate students in civil engineering. William J. “Bill” Winkelman…


Alyssa Michalke, a junior ocean engineering major in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, has been selected as the leader of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets for the 2015-16 school year. Michalke's selection marks the first time in Texas A&M's 139-year history that a woman wil…