5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of July 10

1. Saving Galveston: Texas A&M Grads Restore Island Homes For HGTV Show

A pair of Texas A&M University at Galveston graduates have turned a part-time passion of breathing new life into old Galveston homes into a full-time business and a pilot episode for a possible new home restoration series for HGTV.

2. Leaders In Transportation Tech: TTI Hosts 10th Safety Conference

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) 10th Traffic Safety Conference is historic in that it was the first time attendees helped shape the state’s latest Strategic Highway Safety Plan.

3. $2 Million Gift Aims To Make CEHD A Leader In Human Performance

With the goal of bringing more attention to Texas A&M and improving the impact the College of Education and Human Development has on the human performance field, Debbie and Mike Hilliard ’73 have committed $2 million to the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance.

4. Visualization Students Vying For Top Spots In Global Competition

Video games and virtual reality environments developed by former Texas A&M visualization students are contenders for top prizes in the final round of “The Rookies,” a global competition for young designers, creators, innovators and artists.

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5. Texas A&M Offers Online Tools To Help Students Succeed In Introductory Chemistry Courses

Thousands of students across the nation graduate from high school every spring with plans of attending college, but an alarming number of them are not adequately prepared for the rigorous courses that await them, particularly those in STEM.


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