The National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) hosted its fourth annual BioFORCE Summer Academy for Texas high school students. During the summer, students learn about pharmaceutical manufacturing and the research behind the discovery of new drugs.
The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first leg of the four-week-long Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS) at Texas A&M University from July 2-10. Twenty-seven students and six faculty members from seven universities in India and one Brazilian university participated in the 2016 NSTS, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security with logistics coordination by CRDF Global. The NSTS aims to further the study of nuclear security best practices at universities in India and Brazil and to promote academic research in this field.
Sungtae Shin, a doctoral student in Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been researching myoelectric interfacing, reading the electrical signals from muscles, as part of a project designed to create exoskeletons for physical rehabilitation purposes. In an important step toward that goal, Shin has successfully used a myoelectric controller worn like an armband to operate a robotic arm.
In May, researchers with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) attended a knowledge exchange workshop for the new Multi-Laboratory International Collaboration Environment (MICE) project.
Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI) will lead the educational outreach component for the XXXII Association of Space Explorers (ASE) Planetary Congress to be held in Houston, Texas, in October 2019.
Dr. Skelton's proposal "“Tensegrity Approaches to In-Space Construction of a 1g Growable Habitat” was selected by the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program to receive as much as $500,000 in funding over the next several years. Dr. Skelton's research is exploring tensegrity as a structural paradigm for future space stations to, among other things, bring artificial gravity to astronauts, an important step for the future of long-term spaceflight. As a first step, Dr. Skelton's group will focus on the design of the habitat and how it will grow in space, as well as looking at smart manufacturing and robotics technologies to manufacture structures in space.
Texas A&M University-Central Texas has received a $1.5 million grant through The Texas A&M University System’s Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI) to bring an aspiring young researcher, Dr. Taylor Harvey, to the campus.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC) has signed a Space Act Agreement (SAA) that establishes a framework for increasing collaboration among the agencies’ researchers and engineers.
Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will lead the new Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center, one of five regional centers located across the country as part of the $140 million Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced June 20 by the White House.