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Wilkerson awarded grant from United States Army Research Laboratory to study new protection materials

March 28, 2018
| By: Jennifer Reiley
Dr. Justin Wilkerson and his team recently received a two-year award to continue his work with the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA) for his proposal titled “Novel Void Nucleation Models Enabling Higher Fidelity Magnesium Spall Strength Predictions.” This research is sponsored by the United States Army Research Laboratory.

Signal processing techniques identify gut microbial biomarkers of colon cancer

March 28, 2018
| By: Shraddha Sankhe
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Texas A&M University has been awarded a Division of Computing and Communication Foundations grant by the National Science Foundation to develop a gut-microbial investigation model that can identify critical dietary risk factors that cause colorectal cancer. The three-year, $350,000 project is a direct outcome of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grants for Strategic Initiatives, which provided initial funding to establish the collaborative research effort.

Collaborative student team’s project wins first at VentureWell 2018 OPEN Minds Showcase

March 28, 2018
| By: Kim Foli Ikpo
The energy was high Saturday night when a team of students learned they had taken the top prize at The OPEN Minds Showcase during the VentureWell OPEN 2018 conference in Austin, Texas, for their creation of a device that could bring light and electricity to millions of children around the world currently unable to study at night. For the 10 students, the aftermath of the 48-hour design challenge hosted by Texas A&M University’s Engineering Entrepreneurship Program last month culminated in their winning first place and being awarded $3,000 for the continuation of their product.

Texas A&M Turbomachinery Laboratory closes out second symposium in Asia

March 28, 2018
| By: Brooke Conrad
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.

Nine aerospace students selected for positions in the US Air Force

March 26, 2018
| By: Jan McHarg
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.

New site created to promote cybermanufacturing field among undergraduates

March 26, 2018
| By: Lorian Hopcus
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.

New practices revealed to enhance inventory management and reduce product costs

March 21, 2018
| By: Lorian Hopcus
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.

Civil engineering faculty researcher publishes work on roadway safety analysis

March 21, 2018
| By: Robert (Chris) Scoggins
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.”
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