The School of Engineering and Computer Science Newsletter
Engineering Camp 2014
The School of Engineering and Computer Science held the 2014 Engineering and Computer Science Camp in early June. There were 54 students in attendance and ages ranged from 12-18. Students worked with Kerbal Space Program, built rockets, learned about water recycling, and made mortar cubes. All of the activites were centered around the theme of Space! The students also took field trips to Palo Duro Canyon, Texas! The Musical, and Amarillo, TX.
Engineering Faculty Excellence
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.
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.