The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University held its second biennial Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) on March 13-15 in Singapore. Engineers and technicians, from novice to experienced, chose from a combination of seven short courses, 23 lectures, 16 tutorials, 12 discussion groups, 38 case studies and 11 technical briefs.
Ask many aerospace engineering students what their lifelong dreams are, and one common answer is to fly. For nine undergraduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, that dream will come true in the United States Air Force.
These students are members of Air Force ROTC Detachment 805 at Texas A&M University, and were selected for rated positions for the Air Force. Brandon Wingfield was selected for a position for remotely piloted aircraft and Richard Hobson, Nathan Agner, Matthew Bierwagen, Chris Marcario, Shelton Stephens, Jake Wilcox, Brian Simpson and Michael Brockey were selected for manned aircraft and Undergraduate Pilot Training.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant through the Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) unit for a new REU Site on Cybermanufacturing. The site will engage participants in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in high-quality research, enrichment and development experiences through a 10-week long summer research program.
Yong-Yu Jhan, a student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a fellowship to the Taiwan Ministry of Education. Jhan is currently in the second year of her doctoral program.
The average distribution firm carries between 10 and 30 percent more inventory than needed. The result? Millions of dollars are wasted that could be reinvested in competitive processes like new services or new product offerings. Distributors are facing forces of change that range from nontraditional competitors like Amazon who have superior technology, human capital and customer experience. Changing the way one goes to market requires new ways of thinking, innovative business models and creative leadership.
The rules of the road are changing. Algorithms that are used to help predict driver behavior in years past are facing a changing landscape as more and more automated vehicles are on roadways. The emergence of these automated vehicles is just one aspect of roadway safety that is covered by Dr. Dominique Lord’s new book “Safe Mobility: Challenges, Methodology and Solutions.”
Dr. Javier Jo, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is hoping to improve upon through the use of advanced endoscopes that he and his team are developing to diagnose oral cancer.
Young and driven. Both are words that could describe Dr. Cortlan Wickliff. At 26 years old, Wickliff is an engineer, licensed attorney, business owner, motivational speaker and author. Perhaps more important, however, is his desire to help others and inspire the next generation of thinkers and doers.
Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program was ranked 12th overall nationally and remained seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2019.”