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5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Nov. 6

November 8, 2017

Alfredo Costilla-Reyes, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Mexico National Youth Award

1. Texas A&M Engineering Major Costilla-Reyes Awarded Mexico’s Highest Student Award

Alfredo Costilla-Reyes, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Mexico National Youth Award, the highest award presented by the Government of Mexico to the country’s youth.

BUSHEHR, IRAN - AUGUST 21: This handout image supplied by the IIPA (Iran International Photo Agency) shows a view of the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant as the first fuel is loaded, on August 21, 2010 in Bushehr, southern Iran. The Russiian built and operated nuclear power station has taken 35 years to build due to a series of sanctions imposed by the United Nations. The move has satisfied International concerns that Iran were intending to produce a nuclear weapon, but the facility's uranium fuel will fall well below the enrichment level needed for weapons-grade uranium. The plant is likely to begin electrictity production in a month. (Photo by IIPA via Getty Images)

2. Texas A&M Bush School To Host ‘The Iran Nuclear Agreement: What’s Next?’ Discussion Nov. 8

President Donald Trump’s announcement that Iran has violated the “spirit” of the international nuclear agreement that prevents Iran from attaining an atomic weapon has surprised many experts and scholars. The president’s controversial decision to disavow the agreement will be the subject of an expert panel discussion sponsored by the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University on Wednesday, Nov. 8 titled “The Iran Nuclear Agreement: What’s Next?”

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3. MSC SCONA To Host ‘White Helmets’ Film Screening, Panel Discussion Nov. 9

The MSC Student Conference on National Affairs (MSC SCONA) will host a screening of Oscar-winning documentary “The White Helmets,” which gives an inside look at the Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian organization that operates in war-torn Syria Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in MSC 2400.

Since 1967, the Cyclotron Institute has served as the core of Texas A&M University's nuclear science program and as a major technical and educational resource for the state, nation and world.

4. Cyclotron Institute Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Nov. 15-17 Symposium

In 1964, Texas Governor John B. Connally personally visited the Texas A&M University campus to deliver the good news to then-Texas A&M President James Earl Rudder ’32 that a $6 million “atom smasher” would be built at Texas A&M, thanks to a unique public-private partnership involving the Atomic Energy Commission, the state of Texas and the Welch Foundation.


5. Civil Engineering Team Researching Harvey’s Impact On Texas Coastal Waterways

Heavy rainfall during Hurricane Harvey flushed most of the salt water out of Galveston Bay, making the bay extremely fresh. Now, researchers from Texas A&M University are working to collect vital information on how the storm impacted the waterways of coastal Texas.

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