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The School of Engineering and Computer Science Newsletter

March 2013

Engineering Camp 2013

The School of Engineering and Computer Science at West Texas A&M University is proud to announce our upcoming Engineering Camp entitled, "Engineering Superheroes".  This camp is open to high school students, ages 14 - 18.  Students will spend 5 days completing activities related to the various fields of Engineering and Computer Science.  For more information you can contact Matthew Whigham at mwhigham@wtamu.edu or by phone at 806-651-2510.

Engineering Faculty ExcellenceDr. Matthew Jackson, Assistant Professor of Engineering

Dr. Matthew Jackson was named the Bell Helicopter Professor of Engineering.  His appointment will begin in 2013 and end in 2015.  Dr. Jackson presented a current research project at the Endowed Professorships and Chairs Convocation on February 20, 2013.  The School of Engineering and Computer Science would like to thank Bell Helicopter for their continued support and dedication to West Texas A&M University.
Dr. Emily Hunt, Interim Director of the School of Engineering and Computer Science and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Two faculty members from the School of Engineering and Computer Science have been recommended for promotions in September 2013.  The University recommended that Dr. Matthew Jackson, pictured at far right, be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and be recommended for tenure.  Dr. Matthew Jackson is also the recipient of the first Bell Helicopter Professor of Engineering.  This is an endowed professorship provided by Bell Helicopter.

Dr. Emily Hunt, pictured at right, has been recommended for a promotion to the rank of Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  Dr.  Emily Hunt has previously received the Young Investigator Award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), a part of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Strategic Command. She received the award for her project on "Energetic Nano-Materials for Bio-Agent Defeat".  She has also published a book, "Engineering Elephants," which is available via most online book sellers. 

 

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