5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Dec. 12
Earlier this fall, a joint faculty committee from Texas A&M University Libraries and the Texas A&M Department of Biology took a fresh look at possible textbook options for introductory biology courses, resulting in a switch this summer to a free open-source solution, OpenStax, that is expected to save students more than $600,000 per year combined.
Texas A&M’s newest Aggies completed their first service project for the Bryan-College Station community by donating thousands of dollars to the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Incoming students of the Class of 2021 donated more than $9,000 in funds collected throughout the summer.
South Knoll Elementary School students in College Station can enjoy learning in Jeremiah Forest, an outdoor classroom, as a result of a two-year Texas A&M student outreach project led by Alex Santos, an undergraduate landscape architecture major.
A volunteer conservation group dedicated to the preservation of Texas’ natural resources was honored with a 2017 Gulf Guardian Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month.
The holidays are approaching, and Texas A&M University student Amanda Vigil knows there is nothing better than the feeling that comes with putting a smile on someone’s face during the giving season.