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Jacob Arnold ’19 to receive Ralph Rayburn Scholarship from Texas Sea Grant

Jul 2, 2020

This scholarship is named in honor of Ralph Rayburn ’69, former Texas Sea Grant Associate Director and Extension Program Leader.



Grossman Leading NSF-Funded Study Of Clumped Isotopes In Carbonate Minerals

Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Ethan Grossman will lead the project analyzing rare isotopes to study ancient ocean and sediment temperatures.


Aquaculture Specialist Joins Texas Sea Grant

Jun 24, 2020

Texas Sea Grant has hired Mario Marquez as the program’s new aquaculture specialist to meet the needs of the recent legalization of the oyster aquaculture industry in Texas.


Water-Insecurity Increases COVID-19 Risks

Jun 22, 2020

Texas A&M’s Dr. Wendy Jepson and researchers analyze how water insecurity can hinder strategies to combat the coronavirus.


Texas A&M Study: Face Masks Critical In Preventing Spread Of COVID-19

Jun 15, 2020

A study led by Dr. Renyi Zhang estimates that the measure prevented more than 66,000 infections in New York City in less than a month.


With Texas Beaches Empty, Did Water Quality Improve?

Jun 4, 2020

Texas Sea Grant has awarded a rapid response grant to researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to examine water quality data collected during the COVID-19 quarantine.


New Groundwater Research: Clay Layers Exacerbate Arsenic Problems In Bangladesh

May 28, 2020

Co-authored by Texas A&M’s Dr. Peter Knappett, the recently published study examined causes of arsenic contamination in Bangladesh aquifers.


Geography Student And Mascot Corporal Joins Reveille IX On Disney+ Show

May 28, 2020

Texas A&M Mascot Reveille, accompanied by Colton Ray ’22, will be featured in the third episode of the show 'It's A Dog's Life' on Disney's streaming channel.


Two Texas Sea Grant-nominated fellows selected for NOAA coastal management fellowships

May 27, 2020

Fellows selected for this competitive program work with NOAA partner organizations on coastal resource management and policy.


When Storms Roll In, Texas A&M Steps Up To Aid Weather Forecasters

May 27, 2020

Texas A&M Atmospheric Sciences helped monitor severe weather as it moved through the Brazos and Trinity Valleys


IODP Travel Team Honored With Texas A&M President's Meritorious Service Award

May 26, 2020

The awards recognize outstanding Texas A&M University staff.


Study Reveals Ancient Ocean Oxygen Levels Associated With Changing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

May 19, 2020

The NSF-funded, Texas A&M-led study analyzed Equatorial Pacific Ocean sediment cores to provide new insights into the relationship between deep ocean oxygenation and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in the 50,000 years before the last ice age.


New Study Explores Andes Tectonics, Co-Authored By Geology Senior

May 13, 2020

With lead author Dr. Nick Perez, undergraduate researcher Kristina Levine was second author of a publication investigating the geologic processes impacting the Andes in southern Peru.


May 2020 Graduates Recognized With Awards And Honors

May 8, 2020

The College of Geosciences’ virtual graduation celebration was held May 7.


Understanding COVID-19 Transmission Routes Key To Curbing Spread

Apr 29, 2020

Texas A&M professor says covering nose and mouth in public is a simple, yet critical habit people should adopt immediately.


Message From The Dean

Apr 21, 2020

Dean of the College of Geosciences Dr. Debbie Thomas writes to the Aggie Geosciences Family.


South Asia Faces Increased Double-Threat Of Extreme Heat, Extreme Pollution, Study Shows

Apr 21, 2020

Regional study led by Texas A&M professor was first of its kind and produced alarming results.


Atmospheric Sciences Professors Presenting Virtual Earth Month Webinars

Apr 17, 2020

Hosted by the Texas A&M Office of Sustainability, the webinars are open to the campus community.


Julia Reece Receives NSF CAREER Award

Apr 16, 2020

With the prestigious award, Reece will research how microfossils can trigger submarine landslides, and will also provide high-impact learning experiences to students.


COVID-19 Is Hurting Texas Fisheries, But Eating Local Seafood Helps

Apr 16, 2020

Texans can still enjoy gulf seafood while social distancing through curbside and delivery options and cooking at home.


Geology And Geophysics Graduate Student Sailed On Two IODP Cruises In One Semester

Apr 16, 2020

John Sarao completed two scientific cruises in the fall of 2019.


What Not To Wear: Experts Evaluate DIY Mask Materials

Apr 15, 2020

Texas A&M scientists conduct study evaluating household materials for constructing effective face masks.


A Decade After BP Oil Spill, Texas A&M Experts Say It Could Happen Again

Apr 15, 2020

Oceanography professors say the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 changed the Gulf of Mexico in ways we are still trying to understand.


Graduate Students Honored By Scouts For Community Outreach

Apr 15, 2020

Geology and Geophysics graduate students Michelle Chrpa and Ali Snell were invited to the local Scouts Annual Blue and Gold Banquet in recognition of their outreach.


Geology And Geophysics SEG Chapter Awarded Outreach Grant

Apr 15, 2020

Texas A&M’s Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) student chapter was recently recognized.


Winter Break Field-Based Courses Take Students To New Geologic Environments

Apr 15, 2020

This winter the Department of Geology and Geophysics field methods and field trip courses brought students to the American Southwest.


Texas A&M Scientists Find Trace Elements Increasing In Rapidly Changing Arctic Ocean

Apr 14, 2020

Oceanographers used data from a pan-Arctic survey of carbon and trace elements to better understand how climate change will affect ecosystems in one of the fastest warming regions of the world.


Texas A&M Research Team Finds Life Deep Beneath Ocean Floor

Mar 19, 2020

The cores show life present at 2,600 feet below the Indian Ocean seafloor. The discovery could lead to similar finds around the world.


Aggie Student Veteran Receives AMS Outstanding Poster Award

Mar 10, 2020

Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography student, Lance Belobrajdic ’21, was awarded an Outstanding Student Conference Poster Award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).


Extreme Weather Risks Rising In Texas, Warns New Report

Mar 5, 2020

The new Texas-specific analysis fills a major data gap for policymakers and business leaders — and shows coming climate change impacts, says Texas A&M professor and state climatologist.


New Oil Spill Outreach Specialist Joins Texas Sea Grant

Feb 28, 2020

Dani Bailey will be "an integral addition to both the Oil Spill Science Program" and "provide much-needed services to her community.”


Ping Yang Named Distinguished Professor by Texas A&M University

Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Ping Yang has been named a University Distinguished Professor by Texas A&M University, and appointed Associate Dean for Research by the College of Geosciences.


Extraordinary Ocean Floor Cores Speak To Ancient Climate Shifts, Texas A&M Dean Says

Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Debbie Thomas, Dean of the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M, spent five weeks co-leading International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 378, which recovered the sediment cores in the South Pacific.


Fueling Future Geologists

Feb 27, 2020

Tom and Cyd Kelly's impactful giving has endowed two petroleum geosciences scholarships and one graduate student fellowship.


Graduate Students Present Research At Special Atmospheric Sciences Seminar

Feb 26, 2020

Kyle Wodzicki and Brianna Hendrickson, winners of the Atmospheric Science Graduate Student Seminar Series, presented their research.


Geology And Geophysics Graduate Student Receives AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Feb 25, 2020

Texas A&M Geology and Geophysics graduate student, Monica Barbery, was awarded a 2019 Outstanding Presentation Award.


Texas Sea Grant Awards $1.4 Million in Research Funding to Support the Texas Coast

Feb 24, 2020

The grants support research in natural, physical, social, behavioral and economic sciences and engineering that can positively impact Texas and its citizens.


Investigating Past Ocean Circulation, Slowey Led NSF-Funded Southern Argentine Margin Expedition

Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Niall Slowey led an NSF-funded expedition to the Southern Argentine Margin, with three oceanography graduate students also onboard.


Texas A&M Scientists: Record Antarctic Heat Reflects Current, Future Climate Trends

Feb 17, 2020

Because Earth’s poles hold massive amounts of ice, recent high temperatures in Antarctica are indicative of a trend of global concern and a changing Antarctic region, according to experts.


Judith Chester Named AGU Section Awardee

Feb 12, 2020

The Geology and Geophysics professor was honored at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting.


Study Details How Auto Emissions Pose Human Health Problems Worldwide

Feb 10, 2020

Texas A&M researchers are part of a team that analyzed how auto exhaust in large cities, especially in China, is linked to air quality and health problems.


Two Oceanography Graduate Students Receive AGU’s Outstanding Presentation Award

Feb 5, 2020

Texas A&M Oceanography graduate students, Daianne Höfig and Tyler Winkler, were both awarded 2019 Outstanding Student Presentation Awards.


Outstanding Faculty And Staff Honored At Geosciences Awards Ceremony

Jan 31, 2020

The Jan. 10 holiday luncheon and ceremony honored award-winning faculty and staff in the college.


Swath Of Natural Habitat Larger Than The UK Will Be Urbanized By 2030, Global Study Predicts

Jan 29, 2020

Critical knowledge gaps on habitat loss in lower-income countries were also revealed by the research study, co-authored by a Texas A&M geographer.


Texas Oyster Mariculture Stakeholder Meeting Slated For Jan. 25

Jan 21, 2020

A meeting for stakeholders in the Lower Laguna Madre will facilitate discussion on oyster mariculture in the area.


Epic South Pacific Expedition Is Special For Texas A&M Geosciences Dean

Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Debbie Thomas is co-leading an elite international team of scientists aboard a world-class research drillship.


Explanation Found For Die-Off Of Coral Reefs In Gulf Of Mexico

Jan 16, 2020

A Texas A&M Oceanography research team found that processes leading to hypoxia led to the death of parts of the reefs in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.


Study Shows Earth’s River Ice Is Rapidly Declining

Jan 16, 2020

Texas A&M Geography’s Dr. George Allen co-authored research showing river ice has dramatically decreased over the past 30 years.


Co-Led By Geosciences Dean, IODP Expedition Studies Ancient Warm Climate Clues In South Pacific

Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Debbie Thomas is serving as co-chief scientist of the international expedition.


Julie Massey Honored With Distinguished Agent Title

Jan 10, 2020

In recognition of her longstanding service, Texas Sea Grant Extension Agent Julie Massey has earned the prestigious title of distinguished agent.


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