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Mexico Leadership Exchange creates cross-cultural learning opportunities

October 18, 2017
| By: Joshua Siegel
Students from the Universidad de Guanajuato visited the Turbo Lab as a part of the Mexico Leadership Exchange (MLE), a program supported by the Texas A&M University chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Universidad de Guanajuato students visit Texas A&M each fall semester, and Texas A&M students visit the Guanajuato campus every spring. This year marks the 20th-annual MLE visit.

Dispersants improved air quality for responders at Deepwater Horizon

September 5, 2017
A recent study has added a new dimension to the controversial decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants immediately above the crippled oil well at the seafloor during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The dispersants may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in the air at the sea surface—reducing health risks for emergency responders and allowing them to keep working to stop the uncontrolled spill and clean up the spilled oil sooner.

Energy Systems Lab receives $20 million Savings Recognition Award

July 11, 2017
| By: Deana Totzke
Joseph (Joe) T. Martinez, associate director, senior research engineer and project manager for Continuous Commissioning® (CC®) in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), received the $20 million Savings Recognition Award on behalf of ESL/TEES from the Alamo Colleges District for achieving cumulative energy savings of $20 million for the five-college district.

Texas A&M designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by NSA, one of few academic institutions in US to hold three NSA distinctions

June 1, 2017
| By: Deana Totzke
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.

Lawley appointed head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

May 10, 2017
| By: Deana Totzke
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.

REEcycle develops process to extract rare earth elements from old electronics

May 9, 2017
| By: Aubrey Bloom
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.

Fifth Smart Grid Workshop focuses on using smart grids for big data

April 27, 2017
| By: Deana Totzke
The focus of the fifth annual Smart Grid Workshop on the Texas A&M University campus was using smart grids for big data. The workshop was organized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Smart Grid Center after receiving a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Big Data Spokes Program to extend collaboration and innovation using big data for the smart power grid area.
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