Texas A&M University

Texas A&M faculty get $7.7 million to advance their research

Thirteen distinguished faculty members from across Texas A&M University have been honored as 2021 Chancellor’s Enhancing Development and Generating Excellence in Scholarship (EDGES) Fellows. The fellowships — which come with more than $7.7 million in funding — are just the latest investment The Texas A&M University System has made to recruit and retain world-class faculty, said Chancellor John Sharp. “The A&M System is making unprecedented investments in top scholars and I could not be more proud […]

Texas A&M-Kingsville Holds Summer Commencement

Texas A&M University-Kingsville students walked the stage Friday, Aug. 6, during Summer Commencement. There were 340 prospective graduates that received degrees in three separate ceremonies that were set up to allow for social distancing. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences received their degrees at the 9 a.m. ceremony, followed by the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Business Administration at 2 p.m. At the […]

Texas A&M System Board of Regents Votes to Support SEC Expansion

The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System voted to issue the following statement Wednesday after its meeting to discuss possible expansion of the Southeastern Conference: The decision in 2011 to join the Southeastern Conference has strengthened the position of Texas A&M University as a national leader in college athletics. As college athletics go through the historic changes we are experiencing today, Texas A&M competes at the highest level with many of the top universities […]

Libraries Host Online Gardening Program On Lawn Care

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online gardening program, “Understanding the Lawn,” on Tuesday, August 24, beginning at 2:00 pm. Part 5 of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s Landscape Success series for homeowners, this program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. James (Boone) Holladay, County Extension Agent with the Texas AgriLife Extension Office in Fort Bend County, will provide an overview of turf-management techniques for maintaining healthy and attractive dense lawns and […]

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 […]