Six students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University were selected to participate in the eighth annual RICE 360° Global Health Technologies Design Competition held at Rice University in March. At the competition they presented their project, CommBo, a web-based, speech-generating picture communication board that alleviates the major pain points of AAC users.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Dr. Duncan Maitland, the Professor Stewart and Stevenson Professorship I and associate department head, and Dr. Melissa A. Grunlan, professor, both in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, to its College of Fellows. They were nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions their fields.
In honor of 40 years of teaching and research, Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud was recognized at the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Annual Congress in early March 2018 at a special symposium held in his honor. Briaud has also been named a Geo-Legend by Geo-Strata magazine, a series honoring professionals who have left a serious impact on the field of geotechnical engineering.
Dr. Jeff Huang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has proposed a new technique that can detect Use-After-Free (UAF) bugs in web browsers with a higher detection ability than the state-of-the-art techniques currently being used.
Lisa Bratton has always loved being outdoors and jumping in the water. Marrying these two passions in college has proven to be the ultimate success story. Bratton, a senior in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, is also the captain and a member of the women’s swim team.
Dr. Jean-Briac le Graverend, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded the von Humboldt Research Fellowship, one of the most prestigious awards in Germany, from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Dr. Helen Reed, Regents Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University and AIAA Fellow, is the recipient of the third Yvonne C. Brill Lectureship in Aerospace Engineering from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
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.
In March, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives, joined with the TEES Institute of Nuclear-Security and Cyber-Security Education and Research, the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and the Texas A&M University student chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management to present a panel discussion on 21st Century Deterrence and the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review.