During the annual pregraduation celebration held in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, senior students also have an opportunity to vote on and bestow one of the most coveted faculty awards in the department: the Petroleum Engineering Department Award for Excellence in Teaching. This year’s Excellence in Teaching winner is professor of engineering practice Dr. Ibere Nascentes Alves, and this is the second year in a row he has received it.
Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Michael J. McShane head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The appointment will be effective June 1.
Sophia Esteban encourages her peers and prospective college students to find something to be passionate about and stick to it. Esteban, a sophomore in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, has pursued her own advice and followed a passion to eventually work for the ocean view maps department at Google, Inc.
In a time of critical demand from industry, students from the Texas A&M University Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution hosted a seminar focusing on ethics, leadership and entrepreneurship—better preparing the capstone cohort for the post-graduation experience.
When biomedical researchers have a technology they believe can help patients, they want to get it into the clinic as soon as possible. However, some therapies that look promising in the lab are challenging to “scale up” and produce in sufficient quantities to test in a larger group, or eventually make broadly available to patients.
Researchers in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering are conducting research on arsenic intake in rice plants during their cultivation, which may decrease the number of health issues caused across the globe from this important staple crop.
Texas A&M University’s Department of Residence Life and Utility & Energy Services announced the winners of the 2nd annual U-Challenge. The team that took first place at the graduate level included five doctoral students from Dr. M.M. Faruque Hasan’s research group in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering – Ishan Bajaj (team leader), Shachit Shankaran Iyer, Salih Emre Demirel, Akhil Arora and Spyridon Tsolas – and one master’s student from the subsea engineering program – Mohammad Alvi. The team was assigned Davis-Gary Hall.
Dr. Hadi Nasrabadi, assistant professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, is working in collaboration with professors in the chemical and mechanical engineering departments at Texas A&M University to better explain and predict hydrocarbon phase behavior in the nanometric spaces of unconventional reservoirs.
During the second annual "Aggies Celebrate Teaching! – Recognizing Transformational Learning" reception, three faculty members from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering were honored by the Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M. This year’s award reception was part of the inaugural Texas A&M University Transformational Teaching and Learning Conference.