Engineering EcoCAR Team Receives Automobile for Eco-friendly Transformation
The Texas Tech EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge team received the vehicle that they will transform into a next-generation eco-friendly car last week. The vehicle was donated by General Motors.
The students intend to prove that they are the next generation of automotive engineers who will design and build the environmentally-friendly automobiles of the future.
Engineering Student Honored by Tau Beta Pi
Senior civil and environmental engineering major, Samantha van der Drift, was honored as a Tau Beta Pi laureate on Oct. 17 at the society's national convention. One of four laureates selected for 2009, van der Drift received the award for her diverse achievements in tennis, her work as an athlete mentor to school children and an elementary school reading program. The laureates were honored with other 2009 national award winners at the 104th annual convention in East Brunswick, N.J.
ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars Announced
Texas Tech University has announced the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars of 2009-2010.
Senior Petroleum Class Takes to the Road
Senior petroleum engineering students in PETR 4405 recently traveled to Hy-bon in Odessa for a hands-on learning experience and time of lab instruction. During the course of the fall semester, the students will also visit Sivalls in Odessa, as well as a gas plant in Lovington, NM.
Dr. Mukaddes Darwish, associate professor of engineering technology, has been selected for Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa's annual Faculty Recognition Award. Nominations for the award are made by students.
Darwish will be recognized on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at halftime during the Texas Tech vs. Kansas football game.
Grants and Contracts
09-17-2009 - 10-19-2009
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nano Tech Center
Dr. Shameem Siddiqui, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, has published a paper entitled "Use of X-Ray CT to Measure Pore-Volume Compressibility of Shaybah Carbonates" in Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering - Formation Evaluation, the journal of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Chee Yu, an undergraduate student in electrical and computer engineering, was selected as one of the scholars in the Texas Tech Center for Undergraduate Research Program. Yu will conduct his research under the supervision of Dr. Sari-Sarraf, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Dr. Hequet, associate professor of plant and soil sciences.
Joseph C. Martz, of Los Alamos National Laboratory, named inaugural Perry Fellow at Stanford
Joseph C. Martz, a nuclear materials scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been named the inaugural William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford University.
Martz graduated from Texas Tech in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He was named a Texas Tech Distinguished Engineer in 2002 and is an emeritus member of the Dean's Council.
Civil Engineering Alums Elected as Officers in the American Society of Civil Engineers
Two Texas Tech civil engineering alums have been elected to leadership positions within the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Walter T. "Terry" Winn, Jr., P.E. has been elected as a governor of Region 6 and will represent members from Sections and Branches in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. He is the founder of Winn Professional Engineers and Constructors, LLC. Winn graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1973.
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