College of Engineering Success Stories

Engineers Without Borders. The West Texas A&M University chapter of Engineers Without Borders is working on a project to increase the safety and availability of water in a rural community in Guatemala.  The community has a water supply, but it is not sufficient or well protected from contamination.  Engineering students are learning about water quality, water sampling, and surveying in order to design a groundwater well supply system and a means to distribute the water throughout the community.  In Summer 2017, Engineering students should be taking an assessment trip to gather information and meet with community leaders and professionals to design a multi-year solution.  Engineering majors from mechanical and civil engineering will be participating in this project along with faculty sponsors Dr. Nathan Howell and Dr. Emily Hunt.  Matt Jones from CNS Pantex is participating in the project as an EWB mentor.

Munitions at Pantex. Students and faculty at West Texas A&M University are conducting important research to quantify the stability of aging explosive crystals stored at the Pantex Plant. WTAMU’s Department of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $400,000 contract from Pantex to conduct a two-year study of the aging characteristics of energetic materials. Pantex is charged with maintaining the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. Principal Investigator: Dr. Emily Hunt.

Professorships. 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, Computer Science, and Mathematics would like to thank Bell Helicopter for their continued support and dedication to West Texas A&M University.

Electric Power and Energy Systems.   WTAMU's new Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Electric Power and Energy Systems will begin enrollment and course offerings in Spring 2017!  Electrical Engineering faculty members include Dr. Anitha Subburaj, Dr. Joshua Partheepan, and Dr. Emad Manla.  With the addition of the BSEE program, the School of Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics has commenced renovation on the Engineering and Computer Science building on campus.  The building will feature more faculty offices, several laboratories, a graduate student workroom, and a brand new north addition.  The building was first renovated and opened in January 2012.  The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2017.

WTAMU is now on Halliburton's recognized list of approved colleges for recruiting.