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T3: 100 Projects, 100 Posters

As part of the first President’s Excellence Fund Symposium, the noontime session on April 4 will showcase interdisciplinary projects funded by the first round of the Texas A&M Triads for Transformation program.
By Texas A&M University Research Communications and Public Relations April 1, 2019

Texas A&M University faculty members will present posters explaining 100 interdisciplinary projects funded by the first round of the T3: Texas A&M Triads for Transformation program, on Thursday, April 4. Part of the inaugural President’s Excellence Fund Symposium, the T3 poster session will take place from noon-1:30 p.m. in Room 1011 B and C at the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.

The T3 posters will represent the work of faculty members from 16 of Texas A&M’s 17 colleges and schools, University Libraries and the branch campuses in Galveston and Qatar. Of the 300 faculty members funded by the first round, 97 are assistant professors. For a complete list of first-round projects, visit

The T3 program is an initiative in the 10-year, $100 million President’s Excellence Fund, which will invest approximately $3 million annually in T3 projects. The program is open to all of Texas A&M’s tenured or tenure-track faculty members. To apply for T3 funding, faculty members form a “triad” of three faculty members in support of a common project. At least two of the faculty members must come from different colleges or schools.

Approximately one-third of all eligible faculty members took part in the first round by forming 251 triads, which were then selected randomly to receive a $30,000 T3 grant. Funded triads also received tuition supplements for 81 graduate students and salary supplements for 75 undergraduates.

The President’s Excellence Fund Symposium begins at 10:30 a.m. with a welcome from A&M President Michael K. Young and a keynote speech from Cecelia Conrad, managing director of the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation. The eight teams that received X-Grant funding during the program’s first round will make 20-minute presentations in the Frymire Auditorium, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

About Research at Texas A&M University: As one of the world’s leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront in making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including that of science and technology. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $922 million in fiscal year 2018. Texas A&M ranked in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey (2017), based on expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world. To learn more, visit

Media contact: Rusty Cawley, associate director, Research Communications and Public Relations, (979) 458-1475,

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