The average distribution firm carries between 10 and 30 percent more inventory than needed. The result? Millions of dollars are wasted that could be reinvested in competitive processes like new services or new product offerings. Distributors are facing forces of change that range from nontraditional competitors like Amazon who have superior technology, human capital and customer experience. Changing the way one goes to market requires new ways of thinking, innovative business models and creative leadership.
The rules of the road are changing. Algorithms that are used to help predict driver behavior in years past are facing a changing landscape as more and more automated vehicles are on roadways. The emergence of these automated vehicles is just one aspect of roadway safety that is covered by Dr. Dominique Lord’s new book “Safe Mobility: Challenges, Methodology and Solutions.”
Dr. Javier Jo, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is hoping to improve upon through the use of advanced endoscopes that he and his team are developing to diagnose oral cancer.
Young and driven. Both are words that could describe Dr. Cortlan Wickliff. At 26 years old, Wickliff is an engineer, licensed attorney, business owner, motivational speaker and author. Perhaps more important, however, is his desire to help others and inspire the next generation of thinkers and doers.
Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program was ranked 12th overall nationally and remained seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2019.”
In addition to 38 active learning studios for class instruction, the Zachry Engineering Education Complex (ZACH) will offer students 30,000 square feet of multidisciplinary, hands-on learning laboratory space.
Most people might think of computer storage, like an external hard drive or flash drive, as something static that you can leave sitting somewhere indefinitely without issue. In reality, that’s not the case. For instance, data is stored in flash drives by capturing electrons in cells, and over time those electrons can escape for a variety of reasons, creating errors in the data or corrupting the data altogether.
Dr. Anxiao (Andrew) Jiang, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, said even the ambient room temperature can affect data storage.
The U.S. has produced more than 70,000 metric tons of used nuclear fuel over the past 60 years from nuclear power generation and there are no large-scale reprocessing methods. Andrew Wilcox and his advisor Dr. Jonathan Burns, an associate research scientist at the Center for Nuclear Security Science & Policy Initiatives are working to explore a simple reprocessing technique called co-crystallization to separate these elements, which could be reused as fuel, from the remaining used nuclear fuel.
Himank Yadav, a senior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has gone above and beyond to gain a well-rounded education in computing, which included engaging in extracurricular activities outside of the classroom.
The wind and water have subsided after Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas in August, but the road to recovery is long. To help the process move along, 32 engineering students from Texas A&M University spent their winter break assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as site inspectors.