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5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of June 26

June 27, 2017

1. Texas A&M Part of $7.5 Million DOE Grant To Aid India’s Power Grid

Texas A&M University is part of a United States team that will use a $7.5 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant to help advance India’s power grid to ensure access to affordable and reliable energy.

2. Texas A&M-Led Team Develops First Ground-Based Model Simulating Effects of Space Radiation

Using well-established physics principles, Monte Carlo simulations and state-of-the-art supercomputing and data-analysis technology at both Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), the Texas A&M-led team produced a model that simulates the highly complex space radiation environment.

fireworks above the Bush Library

3. Celebrate Independence Day July 4 At The George H.W. Bush Center

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will host the College Station Noon Lions Club’s “I Love America” Fourth of July Celebration at the George Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University.

4. Texas A&M Transportation Wins Communication Award

Texas A&M Transportation Services was awarded the Parking Matters® Marketing and Communications award ‘Best of 2017’ for outstanding educational outreach, marketing and communications during work on the nation’s first unsignalized Dutch Junction project on campus, which included glow-in-the-dark bike lanes in 2016.

5. NASA-Funded Research Presented To Members Of Congress

Dr. Darren Hartl, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, and former student Christopher Bertagne, traveled to Washington, D.C. to present to three congressmen and their staff members their research performed in collaboration with NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Glenn Research Center on shape memory alloy (SMA)-based morphing radiators.

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