Tue, Oct 08 | Maggiano's Little Italy

October 2019 Luncheon

What is a "physicianeer"? Half physician, half engineer. Intrigued? Join us for a fascinating discussion of the Texas A&M EnMed initiative.
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October 2019 Luncheon

Time & Location

Oct 08, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy, 2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

About The Event

The Texas A&M EnMed initiative is training a new hybrid specialty - half physician, half engineer. Graduates will earn two degrees in four years and emerge with an integrated engineering and medicine mindset, with the tools to find and solve big problems - "physicianeers". And talk about stiff graduation requirements -- EnMed students will be expected to invent something transformational before graduating. "These innovators will radically change the way health care is delivered." - M. Katherine Banks, Vice Chancellor and Dean, Texas A&M Engineering

Come with us on Dr. John Hurtado's guided tour of this fascinating new program.   

New Prices: Houston Aggie Women Members pay $5 less than non-Members.

$30 Member Early Bird Pricing – register no later than October 2nd. $35 Member Price if you pay on-line after October 2nd or at the door. 

$35 NON-Member Early Bird Pricing – register no later than October 2nd. $40 NON-Member Price if you pay on-line after October 2nd or at the door.

Seating for walk-ins will be very limited. We cannot guarantee you a seat unless you register on-line before the event.


Lunch is served family-style - usually salad, pasta, and don't forget those fabulous desserts!

If you have dietary restrictions, please note those on your registration. We will do our best to accommodate. 

Questions? E-mail JClark@melton-melton.com or Info@HoustonAggieWomen.org

HOUSTON AGGIE WOMEN is a key resource for Aggie women, friends and family.  We connect the Houston Aggie community through networking, education, and giving back. 

Our events are OPEN TO ALL - men and women, Aggies and Non-Aggies - anyone needing a little boost. 

Second Tuesday of every month - networking starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. 

Afraid you won't know anyone there?  Bring a friend!

Can't find a friend to bring?  Don't worry!  In a room full of friendly Aggies, you're bound to find a conversation to join.  And with our wide range of Class Years, you'll probably find someone with a Class Ring just like yours.  


John E. Hurtado, PhD Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Engineering Interim Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering Department of Aerospace Engineering, Professor College of Engineering Texas A&M University John Hurtado is an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering, and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, at Texas A&M University. His research areas include theoretical dynamics with extensions to higher-dimensional settings, efficient analytical dynamic formulations for rigid, flexible, and variable-mass systems, game theory in uncertain situations, estimation and control for aerospace systems, and cooperative robotics. His research in these areas has led to a better and clearer understanding of fundamental and guiding principles, and his work is being used within solutions to practical aerospace engineering challenges at NASA and Sandia National Laboratories. His patented algorithms for swarm robotics were developed for unique miniature robots that the Smithsonian Institution recently obtained from Sandia National Laboratories for its permanent collection at the National Museum of American History. In his role as Associate Dean, Hurtado has developed eight new academic programs to serve the students of the College of Engineering and Texas A&M University. Hurtado joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2001. He has provided research mentorship to 43 graduate students, several from under represented groups. Many of his students hold academic faculty positions or positions of leadership at national and research laboratories. Hurtado has been awarded numerous teaching excellence awards, has published more than 120 Journal and Conference publications, and is a co-owner of three United States patents. Prior to his service at Texas A&M, Hurtado held engineering positions in experimental dynamics and robotics at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. He received a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from San Diego State University. His studies started, however, at Fresno City College.

...and he has an illustration from The Little Prince on his official Department of Aerospace Engineering home page.

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