Quentin Baker, Class of ’78 graduate from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently recognized as a 2018 College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Honor Award Recipient, an honor he said he was stunned and honored to receive.
Texas A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate student Cole Fincher has been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program, an honor bestowed upon only the most outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.
Dr. Andreas Polycarpou, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, co-chaired a successful 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit as part of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in March. Dr. N.K. Anand was a panelist for a discussion on various mechanical engineering partnerships ranging from government and industry to academia and nonprofits. Dr. Arun Srinivasa also attended the summit as a panelist on a Safety and Security of Autonomous Systems.
Dr. Dennis Assanis, president of the University of Delaware, met with graduate students on March 21 as part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Fowler Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas A&M University.
Texas A&M University was one of the eight North American universities selected to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) AutoDrive challenge, a three-year competition that allows university teams to develop and demonstrate their own autonomous vehicle.
Two graduate students from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering received the U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship Award for scholarly excellence. The awards, each for $5,000, will support the research efforts of the students as they pursue their doctoral degrees.
Technology advancement is changing the disability landscape, as demonstrated by the 10 student teams at Aggies Invent for Assistive Technology this past weekend. The 58 participating students were challenged to improve the lives of the more than 57 million Americans who have some form of disability by developing a technological solution to one of the 16 need statements of the competition. This Aggies Invent had students from 18 different majors and ranged from freshmen to graduate students across campus.
Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). An ASME Fellow is conferred upon worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Fewer than 3 percent of all ASME members are Fellows.
Dr. James E. Hubbard, Jr. has joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Research Distinguished Professor.