Texas A&M University was one of the eight North American universities selected to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) AutoDrive challenge, a three-year competition that allows university teams to develop and demonstrate their own autonomous vehicle.
Two graduate students from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering received the U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship Award for scholarly excellence. The awards, each for $5,000, will support the research efforts of the students as they pursue their doctoral degrees.
Technology advancement is changing the disability landscape, as demonstrated by the 10 student teams at Aggies Invent for Assistive Technology this past weekend. The 58 participating students were challenged to improve the lives of the more than 57 million Americans who have some form of disability by developing a technological solution to one of the 16 need statements of the competition. This Aggies Invent had students from 18 different majors and ranged from freshmen to graduate students across campus.
Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). An ASME Fellow is conferred upon worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Fewer than 3 percent of all ASME members are Fellows.
Dr. James E. Hubbard, Jr. has joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Research Distinguished Professor.
Dr. Justin Wilkerson and his team recently received a two-year award to continue his work with the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA) for his proposal titled “Novel Void Nucleation Models Enabling Higher Fidelity Magnesium Spall Strength Predictions.” This research is sponsored by the United States Army Research Laboratory.
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.
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.”