At this year's annual meeting, which was held May 31 to June 2 at Pebble Creek Country Club and the Turbo Lab research facility, 23 proposals were presented. The goal of the proposals is to find answers to questions relating to performance and reliability of turbomachinery—rotating equipment that extracts or adds energy to fluids.
The National Security Agency (NSA), along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has designated Texas A&M University as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations, making it one of only a handful of academic institutions in the United States to hold three NSA distinctions. Texas A&M is already designated as CAE – Four-Year Baccalaureate/Graduate Education (CAE-CDE) and CAE – Research (CAE-R). The newest designation certificates will be presented during an awards ceremony at the 9th Annual National Cyber Summit on June 7.
The Texas A&M University System and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station are part of a new public-private Manufacturing USA initiative, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI). Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, ARMI is the 12th Manufacturing USA institute. It brings together a consortium of nearly 100 partner organizations from industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs.
IntuiTap Medical, a Houston-based medical device company was awarded $50,000 as the winner of the 2017 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC) hosted by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES.)
Associate Vice Chancellor and Engineering Professor of Practice Stephen A. Cambone, Ph.D. has been appointed to lead the system-wide cybersecurity initiative. Cambone is the former U.S. Department of Defense Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and founder of Adirondack Advisors, LLC.
M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering at Texas A&M University, has appointed Dr. Mark Lawley head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The appointment of Lawley, who has been serving as interim head of the department, is effective June 1.
When Casey McNeil and the rest of the REEcycle team were competing at the 2016 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC), they had received some positive feedback, but still weren’t sure they were going to receive funding from the National Science Foundation.
Now, a year later, the team has not only received funding, but is closing in on opening a pilot production facility in Houston.
The fourth ENG-LIFE Workshop, a faculty-led workshop designed to increase potential for multidisciplinary interaction and scientific communication between engineering, physical sciences and the life sciences, took place on April 14 in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University.
Noninvasix, the winner of the 2015 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition, has developed a noninvasive device that monitor fetal and neonatal brain oxygenation levels in babies. As a result of winning the competition, Randall and his team have been able to develop the technology further.