5 Things You Need To Know – Week Of May 14

Texas A&M President Michael K. Young (left) greets Texas Senator and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (right) during an Aggies on the Hill reception.

Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young (left) greets Texas Senator and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (right) during an Aggies on the Hill reception. (Robert Powell/The Association of Former Students)

1. Photo Gallery: Aggies Head To Capitol Hill For Advocacy Event

The Association of Former Students and members of Texas A&M leadership went to Washington this April for Aggies on the Hill. This biennial event in our nation’s capital promotes awareness and encourages federal support for Texas A&M and higher education.

Dr. Christopher Marshall, Professor of Marine Biology and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston, excavates a nest.

2. First Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Nests of the 2018 Season Found

It was a beautiful sunny day along beach, when volunteers from the Sea Turtle Patrol spotted the unmistakable tracks.  Two small parallel footprints with a line in the sand between the footprints, all heading inland from the water meant a mother Kemp’s ridley had nested nearby.

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3. Hagler Faculty Fellow Richard A. Dixon Selected As New Fellow Of The Royal Society

Richard A. Dixon, a 2018 Faculty Fellow in Texas A&M University’s Hagler Institute for Advanced Study, is among 50 eminent scientists from the United Kingdom elected as new Fellows of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest existing national scientific academy.

Scenic park with view of Corpus Christi Bay. (Getty Images)

4. Beaches Can Be Fun, But Also Deadly

It helps to know some of the basic rules of the sand because many beaches can have hidden dangers that lurk in the surf. Beach accidents can happen quickly and they can be tragic, says a beach expert at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

The only member of TEAM USL, doctoral student Sai Vemprala (left) of the College of Engineering, accepts a $2,500 check from Interim Director Simon Sheather of the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) for placing first in the graduate student category of the TAMIDS data science competition. (Butch Ireland)

5. Student Teams Earn $10,000 In TAMIDS Data Science Competition

Six teams of Texas A&M University students earned a total of $10,000 during a data science competition hosted by the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS).


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