A new technology combining a laser beam and a particle beam for interstellar propulsion could pave the way for space exploration into the vast corners of our universe. This is the focus of PROCSIMA, a new research proposal by Dr. Chris Limbach and Dr. Ken Hara, assistant professors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University.
To help better predict the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, two researchers from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University have joined a grant project to develop better monitoring tools in coastal areas.
Texas A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate student Cole Fincher has been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program, an honor bestowed upon only the most outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.
Two students have recently received awards for their research and co-curricular activities. Scott Wilson, a former student in the Department of Biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research-Master’s, and Dr. Charles W. Peak, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering, received the Buck Weirus Spirit Award, both from the Association of Former Students (AFS). Both work in a laboratory in the department under assistant professor, Dr. Akhilesh Garharwar.
Held from April 11-14, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2018 ASCE Texas-Mexico Student Symposium, hosted by the ASCE student chapter at Texas A&M University, invited students from 21 universities in both Mexico and Texas to participate in competitions, professional networking opportunities and learning activities.
Four students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University have been awarded the 2018-2019 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarships from the American Helicopter Society (AHS). This is a merit-based scholarship, given by the AHS, to students who conduct cutting-edge research related to vertical flight.
Dr. Andreas Polycarpou, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, co-chaired a successful 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit as part of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in March. Dr. N.K. Anand was a panelist for a discussion on various mechanical engineering partnerships ranging from government and industry to academia and nonprofits. Dr. Arun Srinivasa also attended the summit as a panelist on a Safety and Security of Autonomous Systems.
Natural disasters can disrupt communications, restrict access to basic needs like electricity and water, and can isolate entire communities, forcing them to fend for themselves. As a part of the AggiE-Challenge students are working to change the way communities survive and thrive during natural disasters with a multifaceted program called Disaster IQ.
Dr. Zachary Grasley, presidential impact fellow, director of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal and professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M, has been named a fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).
Texas A&M University students were recently recognized for their efforts to end hunger in Texas as part of the Hunger Free Project - an intercollegiate effort to facilitate meaningful, sustainable interactions between Texas A&M students and organizations representing core values of leadership and selfless service in the community.