The Engineering Genesis Award for Multidisciplinary Research was presented to 23 TEES researchers and their teams during the TEES Advisory Board meeting Nov. 15. The award is presented to TEES researchers who have secured significant research grants of $1 million or more.
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center has appointed Dr. Stewart Behie to serve as interim director. Behie has over 40 years of technical experience in risk assessment and management, process hazards analysis, safety engineering and the process of safety culture maturation.
The construction industry is booming and contributes more than $10 trillion annually to the world economy. However, it has the lowest productivity of any manufacturing industry. Dr. Zachary Grasley has received a National Science Foundation planning grant to help bring artificial intelligence to the construction industry.
Shell donated $6 million to the Texas A&M Engineering Program. The gift will be divided among the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, the Shell Engineering Foundations Laboratory and the Shell Transport Phenomena Laboratory.
At the annual America Makes Members Meeting and Exchange held last week, Rob Gorham, executive director of manufacturing initiatives in the Office of Business Development at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and former America Makes executive director, was awarded the America Makes Distinguished Collaborator Award.
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With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Texas A&M University will lead a multi-institution network to promote cyber expertise among research universities, community colleges, minority-serving institutions and other organizations in the southwestern United States. The SWEETER (SouthWest Expertise in Expanding, Training, Education and Research) network will provide training and personnel to support and encourage collaboration across the invisible boundaries that often separate disciplines and institutions.
Nuclear Science, technology and education for Molten Salt Reactors and the Safety Assessment of Molten Salt Fast Reactor led a summer bootcamp on the campus of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Texas A&M University hosted the third workshop for the transatlantic partnership between the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, jointly referred to as the AM2 partnership. This partnership is of immense strategic benefit to both France and the U.S. because it seeks to effect change to a global manufacturing industry through extensive research collaborations, education programs, and mutual faculty and student exchange initiatives that serve to elevate the AM2 partnership as well.