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.
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.
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.
During the recent science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) 4 Innovation Conference, Spark!, Texas A&M Engineering's education outreach program, launched their new mobile trailer designed to help Texas children get excited about STEM fields.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) issued one of the first awards through its new Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program to the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). With the grant TEES, in partnership with seven institutions of higher learning, will host Consejos Colectivos: Improving STEM Success at HSIs—a regional conference for stakeholders in undergraduate Hispanic STEM education—at El Centro College in Dallas Feb. 27-28.
Palacios, Texas native Elizabeth Castanon was part of the first group of POWER SET students when she was in high school, and this week she will receive her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M. According to her, the POWER SET program has had a positive impact on getting girls more interested in STEM fields.
Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI) will lead the educational outreach component for the XXXII Association of Space Explorers (ASE) Planetary Congress to be held in Houston, Texas, in October 2019.
More than 300 school children and community members from across the Matagorda Bay area came to Palacios, Texas, to take part in the fifth annual Science on Saturday event sponsored by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Texas A&M University’s Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) last week.
Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, retired NASA astronaut, engineer and educator, has joined Texas A&M Engineering as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She also has a joint appointment as the director of the TEES Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI).