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.
In the fall of 2015, two Texas A&M University students worked alongside faculty and a local space commercialization company to develop equipment that would be used on the International Space Station (ISS) for research by NASA. Capstone teams are continuing their work.
Gordan England, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy, recently visited Texas A&M University to give a lecture on ethics and the principles of leadership to engineering students in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant through the Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) unit for a new REU Site on Cybermanufacturing. The site will engage participants in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in high-quality research, enrichment and development experiences through a 10-week long summer research program.
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.
In September 2016, four researchers at Texas A&M University were awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The funded project "Connected STEM - Promoting STEM Education through Connected Devices and Building Automation" is a three-year Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grant focused on encouraging middle and high school students to learn about STEM and the types of careers paths those fields offer.
Dr. Xingyong Song, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently presented the prestigious Doctoral New Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his research on autonomous shale oil drilling.
Dr. Ben Zoghi, assistant agency director for corporate relations for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and the Victor H. Thompson Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Automated Identification Technology (IJAIT).
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