Texas A&M University

Texas A&M System Tapped to Help Offshore Energy Industry

TEES to Lead Research and Development Consortium for U.S. Government The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will collaborate with energy-sector stakeholders, several national labs and universities in 10 states as the manager of a new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI). The goals of the new OESI include safer workplaces, improved environmental stewardship and greater U.S. energy security. Through advances in technology, monitoring equipment and workforce training, the OESI will work to mitigate environmental and […]

Harmony Science Academy – Houston Senior Earns Full Scholarship from U.S. Marines Corps

Physically fit, mentally tough, and a sound moral character… that’s what it takes to be an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. These three glowing qualities are what set apart Metin Akyildiz, a Harmony Science Academy – Houston senior, from the 4,000 applicants for a prestigious ROTC National Scholarship. There are 181,000 thousand Marines, but only 15% are made up of the Officer Corps. On Friday, May 14, 2021, Akyildiz was presented with a scholarship check for […]

Fort Bend Christian Academy Senior Awarded NROTC Scholarship

Maddox Telschow, a senior at Fort Bend Christian Academy, has been selected to receive the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship worth $180,000 by the U.S. Marines of Recruiting Station Houston.   Maddox Telschow plans to attend Texas A&M University and be a part of the Corps of Cadets, the largest, oldest and most visible student organization and leadership training program at Texas A&M University.  It is one of the largest uniformed bodies of […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Announces Nearly $21.7 Million Educational Commitment For 2021

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials approved an educational commitment of $21,691,500 to support Texas youth and statewide educational programs in 2021. A majority of the funds will be administered through more than 800 scholarships valued at $14,186,000. “Despite a heartbreaking early closure in 2020 and the difficult months that followed, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo remained committed to its mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth and education, and we hope today’s […]

Texas A&M System Leaders Ask Students to Take a COVID Test Before Thanksgiving Dinner

System officials strive for healthier period between semesters The top official at The Texas A&M University System has a plan to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as students head home for the holidays. Chancellor John Sharp is asking the presidents of the System’s 11 universities to encourage students to voluntarily get tested for COVID-19 before they leave campus for home. Chancellor Sharp said he wants to make sure the families and communities of the System’s […]

U.S. Military, Industry Discuss Improving High-Tech Battlefield Communication

Texas A&M System Hosts Talks, Offers Research and Testing Help More than 400 defense industry executives, military commanders and other national security experts came together virtually this week to discuss an innovative plan for U.S. military communication and decision-making. The Texas A&M University System hosted the meeting sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), a group promoting dialogue on the shared goals of the military and industry. In a series of lectures, question-and-answer sessions and […]

Defense Department Taps Texas A&M System to Lead U.S. Consortium on Advancing Hypersonic Flight Systems

The Department of Defense today named a state agency of The Texas A&M University System to lead a national consortium for modernizing hypersonic flight capabilities. The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will manage a five-year, $20 million per-year DOD initiative involving many of the nation’s top research universities. The universities will work cooperatively among themselves and with other key research institutions of government, national laboratories, federally-funded research centers and industry. The University Consortium for Applied […]

Buildings to be lit up in blue at 13 Texas A&M University System campuses for World Teachers’ Day

Blue lights will shine bright on Texas A&M University System campuses across Texas on Monday in recognition of World Teachers’ Day. The 11 universities in the A&M System, the RELLIS Campus in Bryan and the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center Dallas campus will illuminate a total of 30 iconic buildings and landmarks. “We want to celebrate World Teachers’ Day in a big way all across Texas this year,” said Elaine Mendoza, Chairman of the Texas […]

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Museum Special Exhibit Extended to Sunday

The Sea of Mud exhibit has been extended to Sunday. Photo courtesy San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Museum

By George Slaughter Retreating Mexican soldiers left some things behind after their 1836 defeat at the Battle of San Jacinto. Today those artifacts, found in more recent archaeological digs, are part of a special exhibit that has been extended to Sunday at the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Museum. The Mexican retreat became known as the “Sea of Mud” as it plodded through rain-soaked fields in Wharton County. In the 1990s, local pediatrician […]

Hindus commend opening of “Prayer & Meditation Room” at Texas A&M University

Hindus have welcomed public research institution Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station (Texas) for opening a designated Prayer and Meditation Room in its Sterling C. Evans Library; said to be an all-inclusive worship area. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today; called this dedication of a quiet calming space for meditation, reflection and prayer for usage by the campus community—a step in the positive direction. Zed, who is President of Universal […]