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‘Texas A&M Today’ Season 2 Episode 2 Premieres Oct. 9 On KAMU-TV

The episode features Texas A&M researchers working to solve some of the most pressing issues of our time, innovating for a better future.
By Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing and Communications October 3, 2023

Host Chelsea Reber seated in a chair interviewing Tim Green with military vehicles set up in the background
Host Chelsea Reber interviews Tim Green, head of the Bush Combat Development Complex, during episode 2.



The second episode of “Texas A&M Today,” now in its second season, premieres Monday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. The 30-minute show highlights the people and places that make Texas A&M University unique.

The episode dives into the innovative research being conducted on campus in the areas of space, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and air pollution. Plus, a conversation with the leader of the George H.W. Bush Combat Development complex (BCDC), where researchers are working on high-tech solutions to real-world national security challenges.

Watch the Episode 2 promo.

“Texas A&M Today” is hosted by Chelsea Reber, a 2010 A&M graduate who co-hosts “The Infomaniacs” morning show on Bryan Broadcasting’s WTAW 1620 AM.

The episode will re-air Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. All episodes can be viewed on demand.

Season 2 Episode 2

Space research isn’t just for aerospace engineers – interdisciplinary research in this area is happening across campus. Just a couple of examples: Construction scientists are exploring how to build in outer space, and geologists are learning how planetary landscapes evolve. Learn about some of research led by Aggies that is vital to space exploration.

The next segment explores a hot topic of conversation – artificial intelligence. Dozens of research projects related to AI are underway at Texas A&M. Explore how AI is being used for everything from childhood education to urban planning.

3D printing is another area of innovation where Aggies are leading the way. We’ll highlight a few of the projects that could have an effect on everyday lives, like plastics made from salt and 3D-printed bones for injured animals.

In this episode, our host takes a ride with a team of researchers from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences during a deployment of their mobile lab, which measures pollutants, aerosols, microplastics and self-care products that pollute the air in cities across Texas. Learn more about the impacts of this work.

The Century Tree may be the most famous tree on Texas A&M’s campus, but it isn’t anywhere close to the oldest. Episode 2’s “Aggie Fact” will showcase a segment of a California redwood housed on West Campus that’s more than 500 years old.

Reber closes out the episode with a conversation with Tim Green, head of the Bush Combat Development Complex at The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus. Green will answer questions about the creation, growth and future of the complex.

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