Dr. H. Gene Hawkins, a professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named this year’s public-sector recipient for the John “Jake” Landen Memorial Highway Safety Award. The annual award is supported by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and Traffic Safety Industry Division, and recognizes individuals from public and private sectors who have made significant contributions to roadway infrastructure safety.
Dr. Maria Koliou, an assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the seismic resilience of wood frame building systems and explore the efficiency of various seismic retrofit/repair solutions in enhancing urban community resilience.
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.
Anita Brown, a doctoral student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a scholarship as part of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship program.
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.
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).