5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Jan. 1

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1. Oscar-winning Computer Graphics Wizard To Teach Visualization As Hagler Fellow At Texas A&M

Jerry Tessendorf, an Academy Award-winning professor of visual computing from Clemson University who revolutionized the use of fluid simulations in motion picture computer graphics, is joining the Texas A&M University Department of Visualization faculty in 2018 as a Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Fellow.

TAMU ranked 9th in research funding

2. NSF Survey: Texas A&M Ranked No. 9 Among Publics, No. 16 Overall For Research Expenditures

Texas A&M University maintained its 16th overall ranking based on total annual research and development expenditures in the latest survey from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which was released today. The NSF noted in its report that this year’s survey reflects “remarkable stability in the year-to-year composition of the largest university R&D performers.”

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3. Texas A&M Strategic Transformative Research Program Funds Seven Additional Awards In Second Year

After earmarking more than $500,000 this past spring to support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research activities in 2017, the Texas A&M University College of Science is poised to kick off 2018 with an additional $344,000 commitment toward its campus-wide collaborative research and development initiative known as the Strategic Transformative Research Program (STRP).

: “LGBTQ Serving Nonprofits: A Statistical Analysis in Relation to Social and Political Ideology”, by Tyler Millar, Hailey Duncan, Jasmine Walia, Mariam Chikhladze, and Shu Jiang.

: “LGBTQ Serving Nonprofits: A Statistical Analysis in Relation to Social and Political Ideology”, by Tyler Millar, Hailey Duncan, Jasmine Walia, Mariam Chikhladze, and Shu Jiang.

4. Bush School Nonprofit Research Competition Focus On LGBTQ Services, Veterans Affairs, Hospitals

The first-year Foundations of Nonprofit Sector students presented their group research at the second annual Nonprofit Poster presentation in the atrium of the Allen Building at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Treasure Forest Elementary students received bikes from C.A.M.P. Aggie mentors.

5. C.A.M.P. Aggie Mentors Surprise Students With Bicycle Donations

Treasure Forest Elementary students in Houston received some unexpected gifts from C.A.M.P. (Caring Aggies Mentoring Program) Aggie mentors: 26 shiny new bicycles and a lesson in the power of living your values.


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