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The Top 10 Student Research Stories From 2016-2017

March 24, 2017

By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications

With the 20th year of Texas A&M’s Student Research Week underway March 27-31, take a look back at the top student research stories from the 2016-2017 academic year.


Geography Students Help ‘Future Proof’ Texas A&M’s Fiber Optic System

For the past year and half, a team of Geography students has worked to collect field data from the fiber cables across the entire campus. But the project didn’t exactly come together in a conventional way.


Bush School Students Undertake Research Project For FBI

The team’s research question is: “What model can identify open source data that can help forecast the threat actors of the future?”


Student Discovers New Bee Species

What turned out to be an insect collecting and identification study for Kilpatrick, a junior Entomology major, ended up being part of the study that was featured in a paper by Jason Gibbs of Michigan State University and a species being named in her honor of her new discovery.


Meet Mario Cosio ’17

He currently holds eight separate awards, including two specific to the College of Science: a Hach Scientific Foundation Chemistry Teaching Scholarship endowed through the Texas A&M Foundation to assist chemistry students interested in pursuing careers as teachers, and a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program scholarship funded through the National Science Foundation to support underrepresented students in STEM disciplines, specifically those involved in undergraduate research.


Student Lands Scholarship From His Hospital Bed

Providing clean water to those in need is so important to Texas A&M University student Steven Brooke that he pursued an opportunity to serve, even though he was hospitalized at the time.


Student-designed ‘Tiny’ Homes To House Homeless, On Display

Two “tiny” homes designed and built by students at the Texas A&M College of Architecture will soon house a disabled homeless person and a homeless veteran.


Happy Feet: Penguin Receives Life-Changing Surgery at Texas A&M Vet Med

A chinstrap penguin from Moody Gardens in Galveston gained a new lease on life after a pioneering cataract surgery at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Small Animal Hospital.


Engineering Student 3-D Prints Tactile Maps For The Visually Disabled

Tyler Wooten was a freshman engineering student at Texas A&M University when he came up with an idea that could have a lasting impact on students with visual impairments. Eight months later, his idea — a three-dimensional, tactile map with braille — has come to fruition.


From Galveston To The South Pole, Texas A&M Student Enjoying Marine Research

Most undergraduate students rarely get a chance to do research in some of the world’s most remote locations alongside some of the top scientific minds, but a Texas A&M University at Galveston student is living the dream at the bottom of the world – Antarctica.


Students Show Mark Cuban Design For New Mavericks Facility

Architecture grad students are designing a state-of-the-art, multipurpose practice facility for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, with input from Mark Cuban, the team’s owner, and Bryan Trubey ’83, designer of AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and numerous other iconic sports stadiums.

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