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Three 2023 Finalists Selected for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Jul 28, 2022

These Knauss finalists are among 86 finalists across the United States nominated by their respective Sea Grant programs.

Texas A&M Graduate Student Spends Fifty-one Days At Sea Studying Hydrothermal Vents

Dec 17, 2021

Oceanography graduate student Nathan Lanning, joined the NSF-funded Plume Raiders Cruise to the Southern East Pacific Rise to investigate the chemistry of hydrothermal vent fluids in the area.

How Do Aerosols Impact Cloud Formation?

Dec 14, 2021

New NSF-funded research led by Texas A&M’s Dr. Yue Zhang will examine aerosol and cloud interactions, which have major implications for climate models and predictions.

Graduating Senior Talks Adventure, Equestrian And Jumping Into The Workforce

Dec 13, 2021

Geography graduating senior Alexandra King is excited to begin her geospatial career after commencement in December.

Geosciences Professor Hosts Texas A&M Exploration Space Sciences Workshop

Dec 13, 2021

Texas A&M Professors hold a Space Exploration Workshop to discuss the diversity of research required for space exploration and the future of Texas A&M’s aptitude of space research.

Thirteen LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars Designated as Texas Sea Grant Scholars

Dec 7, 2021

Texas Sea Grant to fund 13 undergraduate research scholars at Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University at Galveston

Mobile Storm Science Comes To Houston: Texas A&M Scientists Join TRACER Campaign

Nov 24, 2021

Professors in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences will be conducting mobile field research for the new TRACER campaign, studying deep convection systems in the Houston area.

Texas A&M Geosciences Announces 2021 Distinguished Achievement Awards

Nov 23, 2021

Three outstanding geoscientists will receive the awards during the Distinguished Achievement Awards Gala Jan. 14, 2022.

New Research Shows The Importance Of Upper Ocean Temperature Structure To Hurricane Intensity

Nov 16, 2021

Texas A&M scientist finds late season storms to have greater potential for intensifying than early season storms.

Texas A&M Geochemist Deduces Sources Of Lead Poisoning In Children

Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Franco Marcantonio has successfully used isotope geochemistry to help identify sources of lead poisoning in children with high blood lead levels

Geology And Geophysics Research Team Wins GCAGS And GCSSEPM Grover E. Murray Award

Nov 15, 2021

Their research focuses on TOC-rich zones in the Eagle Ford Shale.

Raquel Bryant Receives New NSF Grant And Inaugural NAGT JEDI Award

Nov 15, 2021

Geology and Geophysics Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Raquel Bryant is leading many efforts to promote diversity within geosciences and recently received NSF funding to support that work.

My First-Gen Story: Leslie Vallecillo ’21

Nov 12, 2021

After nearly dropping out of Texas A&M two years ago, Leslie Vallecillo ’21 will graduate this December with a degree in geographic information science and technology, and minors in meteorology and geography.

Geosciences Celebrates First-Generation Students

Nov 11, 2021

About one out of four Aggies are first-generation college students, and this week the university is celebrating their accomplishments and determination.

Texas Earthquakes: Not Uncommon, But Rarely Damaging

Nov 5, 2021

Two recent quakes near the Odessa area are nothing to worry about, Texas A&M experts say, because the state is a "safe zone."

Meteorology Freshman Produces Post-Hurricane NWS Safety Video

Nov 5, 2021

Ella Murphy '25 interned for the National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio office in the summer of 2021.

Texas A&M Scientist At COP26 Shows The World Peatlands Are Key To Climate Resilience

Nov 4, 2021

Texas A&M Geography's Dr. Julie Loisel says that preserving and restoring peatlands can help the world tackle the climate crisis.

AGU Awards Andrew Dessler 2021 Climate Communication Prize

Nov 4, 2021

The prestigious award recognizes Dessler’s renowned work in publicly communicating climate change science and impacts.

Sustaining The Blue Economy: NSF Funds Texas A&M Research On West Coast Fisheries Management

Oct 25, 2021

Led by a Texas A&M oceanographer and funded by NSF’s Convergence Accelerator, a multi-disciplinary team of scientists will develop an intelligent spatial decision support system for U.S. West Coast fisheries communities threatened by climate change.

Dr. Yina Liu Awarded Early Career Research Fellowship By NASEM

Oct 18, 2021

Texas A&M Oceanography’s Dr. Yina Liu recently received a 2021 Early Career Research Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Texas Sea Grant Launches Oyster Mariculture Website

Oct 14, 2021

Texans interested in oyster farming can learn about techniques, regulations, permitting, and more at

State Climatologist: Texas’ Future Depends On Extreme Weather Preparedness

Oct 7, 2021

New research from Texas A&M shows that Texas will experience more urban flooding, higher temperatures, and more intense droughts over the next 15 years.

La Niña Developing In Pacific Could Affect Texas

Sep 30, 2021

State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says the weather event usually means warmer and drier conditions but might only last a few months.

The Next Generation Of Geoscientists: GeoX Camp Completes 11th Summer

Sep 30, 2021

The 2021 virtual GeoX camp invited more than 100 high school students to step into every field of study within the College of Geosciences.

GIST Student Kendahl Hejl '22 Reflects On Her Summer Internship At NASA

Sep 29, 2021

Hejl interned in NASA’s Space Communication and Navigation Program this summer.

Meet Senior Yell Leader And Geosciences Student Woods Johnson ’22

Sep 29, 2021

Johnson is looking forward to representing Texas A&M and completing his GIST degree in the Department of Geography.

Autonomous Glider Withstands Two Hurricanes While Transmitting Continuous Ocean Data

Sep 27, 2021

A Texas A&M Liquid Robotics WaveGlider is collecting and transmitting water quality data from above the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

To Reef or Not Reef? Newly Funded Research Will Inform Decisions on the Fate of Gulf Oil Rigs

Sep 23, 2021

Sea Grant-supported researchers will produce data allowing decision makers to see the ecological and economic impacts of removing oil rigs or creating artificial reefs.

New Study: Hurricane Harvey Impacted Colored Dissolved Organic Matter In Galveston Bay

Sep 21, 2021

Texas A&M Oceanography researchers have published new research results that show how large storms can impact colored dissolved organic matter in a subtropical estuary.

Scoreboards And Scholars

Sep 20, 2021

From an old Kyle Field scoreboard in their backyard to the scholarships they created, Angela ’85 and Kerry Stein ’85 root for Aggieland.

Montana Etten-Bohm Recognized With Texas A&M CIRTL Bednarz Award

Sep 17, 2021

Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. candidate Montana Etten-Bohm was recognized with prestigious award for her teaching and research contributions.

Texas Sea Grant Celebrates 50 Years of Science and Stewardship on Sept. 17

Sep 14, 2021

Texas A&M University achieved formal designation as a sea grant college 50 years ago.

Return ’Em Right Launches – A New Angler-Driven Program Tackling Barotrauma in Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish

Sep 14, 2021

Return 'Em Right, a new program launching this September, will tackle release mortality due to barotrauma in Gulf of Mexico (GOM) reef fish. This program will offer GOM anglers an opportunity to sharpen their release skills when targeting reef species.

Texas Sea Grant to Fund Over $49 Thousand to 20 Texas A&M Graduate Students

Aug 12, 2021

Texas Sea Grant’s Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program provides small two-year grants to students enrolled at Texas A&M University (TAMU), Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) or Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC). Funded projects must be marine- or coastal-related research and relevant to Texas.

Alyssa Alsante Named A Texas A&M CIRTL Teaching As Research Fellow

Aug 4, 2021

Oceanography graduate student Alyssa Alsante was awarded a fellowship from the Texas A&M Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.

Now At Texas A&M, Southern Regional Climate Center Continues Key Services

Aug 4, 2021

The center is now led by Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen Gammon, professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

Fires, Drought Slamming Much Of Western U.S.

Aug 2, 2021

Texas A&M climate expert Andrew Dessler says climate change is playing a big role in the Western fires, and Texas itself is getting much hotter.

Study: Earth’s Snow And Ice Cover Shrinking By 33,000 Square Miles Per Year

Jul 26, 2021

Co-authored by a Texas A&M geographer, the first ever global assessment of the Earth’s cryosphere has major implications for climate science.

Lauren Howe-Kerr and Ed Higgins selected as 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Jul 22, 2021

Knauss finalists are chosen through a competitive process that includes several rounds of review at both the state Sea Grant program and national levels. Howe-Kerr and Higgins are among 74 finalists across the United States nominated by their respective Sea Grant programs.

Under the Radar

Jul 20, 2021

The Aggie Doppler Radar helps students and the National Weather Service track severe weather.

Geography Doctoral Student Receives Two AAG Awards

Jul 15, 2021

Anna Van de Grift recently received the AAG research award and a Society of Woman Geographers Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research Grant for 2021-2022.

Texas Sea Grant Welcomes New Fisheries Bycatch Reduction Project Manager

Jul 9, 2021

Matthew Kammann will work with the Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture team to lend support and expertise to the NOAA Better Bycatch Reduction Device project.

Makeda Mills to Receive Ralph Rayburn Scholarship from Texas Sea Grant

Jul 7, 2021

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

Texas Sea Grant Exhibit: 50 Years of Science and Stewardship to be Featured at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Jun 30, 2021

The Bush Library and Museum announces 50 Years of Science and Stewardship exhibit from Texas Sea Grant

Two Weeks Of Chasing: Aggies Complete Multi-State Convective Storms Field Study

Jun 30, 2021

Texas A&M Meteorology students recently completed a two-week long field experience studying severe weather, forecasting storms, and safely storm chasing.

Changing Majors, Staying The Course: Meet Recent Graduate Isaac Breedlove

Jun 29, 2021

Isaac Breedlove ’21 graduated in May and credits the College of Geosciences’ Environmental Programs and his support system with helping him achieve his goals.

Oceanography Students Experience Life At Sea During Four-Day Cruise

Jun 28, 2021

Texas A&M Oceanography undergraduates spent four days in the Gulf of Mexico on a research cruise generously funded by Hal Schade ’67.

Hurricane Experts Guide: Geosciences Faculty And Researchers Available To Media

Jun 28, 2021

Texas A&M geoscientists are available to offer scientific analysis and expertise to media during the 2021 hurricane season.

Texas A&M Postdoctoral Researcher Co-Authors Anti-Racism Plan

Jun 28, 2021

Geology and Geophysics postdoctoral researcher Dr. Julia Cisneros and scientists from throughout the U.S. contributed to the recently published paper.

Texas Sea Grant Welcomes New Community Engaged Interns

Jun 21, 2021

Alexis Guidroz and Shadrach Villafranca will be mentored by TXSG professionals and gain valuable field experience through the new Texas Sea Grant Community Engaged Internship Program (TXSG-CEI).

Study: More Intense And Frequent Thunderstorms Linked To Global Climate Variability

Jun 18, 2021

Using isotopes from Texas cave stalactites, scientists in Texas A&M’s College Of Geosciences studied thunderstorm changes in the Southern Great Plains.

Ancient Deepsea Shells Reveal 66 Million Years Of Carbon Dioxide Levels

Jun 11, 2021

Co-authored by two Texas A&M scientists, a new analysis using ancient marine organisms provides important new past climate data and context to modern carbon emissions.

Oceanography Cruises Return for Undergraduate Students

Jun 7, 2021

Undergraduate students at Texas A&M University Oceanography learned valuable lab and field methods on their first cruise since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Study: Galveston Bay’s Lead Levels Are Low, 25% Human-Sourced

Jun 4, 2021

Researchers recently found that despite low lead levels in Galveston Bay, approximately 25 percent is estimated to be anthropogenic.

NOAA Predicts Above-Average 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Jun 2, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Climate Prediction Center announced in their May 20, 2021 briefing that they are expecting another highly active hurricane season this year.

May 2021 Graduates Recognized With Awards And Honors

May 27, 2021

The College of Geosciences virtual graduation celebration was May 18, and commencement was held May 19 in Reed Arena.

Meet Raquel Bryant, Geology And Geophysics Postdoctoral Research Associate

May 21, 2021

Dr. Raquel Bryant is one of the first recipients of the Geosciences Future Faculty (GFF) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

From Pre-Dawn Balloon Launches To Costa Rica: Meet Graduating Senior Erin Sherman

May 19, 2021

The meteorology senior reflects on all of the extraordinary opportunities she’s pursued while a student in Texas A&M’s College of Geosciences.

Meet The Texas A&M Students Who Conducted Mars Perseverance Research In Iceland

May 19, 2021

Emily Champion and Kashauna Mason were part of a 2019 research project that helped ensure the success of the rover and helicopter operating on Mars today.

Tangled Sea Turtle Rescued During IODP Expedition

May 7, 2021

Currently working in the South Atlantic, the NSF-funded International Ocean Discovery Program expedition saved a turtle while completing their engineering efforts.

Jason Sylvan Receives Simons Early Career Investigator Award

May 7, 2021

The Texas A&M oceanographer was recently honored by the Simons Foundation.

iSeaTurtle App Expands to Track Turtles Over the Entire Texas Coast

May 3, 2021

Following a successful period of tracking sea turtles in Matagorda Bay, the turtle sighting app is expanding to cover the Texas coast thanks to a partnership between Texas Sea Grant and Turtle Island Restoration Network.

New Oceanography Undergraduate Scholarship Endowed by Hal Schade

Apr 27, 2021

The Peni M. Basse Memorial Scholarship in Oceanography will help support students for decades to come.

Texas A&M Former Students And Scientists Contribute To First Flight On Mars

Apr 26, 2021

Aggie geoscientists played a crucial role in the development of the Mars rover Perseverance and its helicopter companion Ingenuity.

Geosciences Students Establish National Association Of Black Geoscientists Chapter And Host First Event

Apr 23, 2021

The Black Voices in Geoscience virtual event was hosted by the new Texas A&M chapter of NABG on April 20.

GeoX 2021 Will Be Free, Virtual And Open To All High School Students

Apr 22, 2021

Applications are due June 10 for the College of Geosciences' Exploration Summer Program to be held virtually June 21-July 2.

What If Humans Could Communicate With Whales?

Apr 22, 2021

A new research project involving Texas A&M University scientists and Project CETI will study the vocalizations of sperm whales.

Oceanography Graduate Student Awarded Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship

Apr 21, 2021

Texas A&M oceanography graduate student Ronnakrit Rattanasriampaipong was selected as a recipient of IODP’s Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship.

Student Forecasters Keep Aggieland Weather-Aware

Apr 21, 2021

Meteorology students gain unique experience providing broadcasted forecasts to local radio and TV stations.

Students On The Water: Oceanography Students Assist Quarterly Research Cruises

Apr 20, 2021

Oceanography students joined faculty on a quarterly research cruise in Galveston Bay to assist in sample collection and gain valuable experience in the field.

Texas A&M Students Delivered Water And Filters To Texans In Crisis

Apr 12, 2021

Students in the College of Geosciences and the Texas A&M chapter of Wine To Water provided water filters to Texans still facing household water crises after February’s winter storms.

Non-Traditional Path Brings Geography Ph.D. Student Manuel Salgado To Snow Research

Apr 9, 2021

Meet Manuel Salgado, a Ph.D. student in geography.

Pollution From Hurricane Harvey Traveled 100 Miles Off Texas Coast

Apr 9, 2021

A Texas A&M study shows weather events carried contaminated water to the Flower Garden Banks sanctuary off the Galveston Coast, much farther than expected.

Two Geography Faculty Receive Los Alamos National Lab Fellowships

Mar 29, 2021

The fellowships support the development of long-term collaborative ties between Texas A&M and LANL researchers.

Study: Bahamas Were Settled Earlier Than Believed

Mar 10, 2021

It’s believed early settlers to the islands eventually changed the landscape of the Bahamas.

Louisiana, Texas Sea Grants Helping Develop Better BRDs

Mar 1, 2021

This three-year, $2.48 million project will develop better bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) for the commercial shrimp industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

Career Panel Recap: Renowned Geoscientists Coach Aggies On Career Success

Feb 25, 2021

The Feb. 3 event covered experts' advice on internships, skill sets, industry opportunities and more.

Remembering Curtis Samford ’83

Feb 25, 2021

“My heart is with the Samford family,” said Geosciences Dean Dr. Debbie Thomas.

How Can Declining Sea Ice Thickness Affect Our World?

Feb 24, 2021

Texas A&M Geography doctoral student Victoria Ford recently published new findings in Climate Dynamics.

Perseverance Rover Looks For Ancient Life On Mars With Help From Aggies

Feb 22, 2021

Two scientists in Texas A&M’s Department of Geology and Geophysics are part of the Perseverance team.

Gulf of Mexico Experiencing Record Low Water Temperatures

Feb 22, 2021

After days of freezing weather, Texas A&M-operated buoys near Galveston and Corpus Christi are reporting the lowest temperatures recorded since their installation.

Unprecedented High-Resolution Climate Simulation Developed By Texas A&M Scientist

Feb 10, 2021

Texas A&M University researchers and international collaborators recently published an unprecedented set of long-term, high-resolution climate simulations.

A Perfect Storm: Aggies And Weather

Feb 10, 2021

Texas A&M’s meteorology program is one of the country’s best, and it’s likely your local weatherperson proves it almost daily.

Erol And Barbara Morey Designate Planned Endowment To Geosciences

Jan 27, 2021

The gift will provide fellowships for geosciences graduate students.

National Cemeteries To Be Mapped By Texas A&M Multidisciplinary Team

Jan 26, 2021

The Department of Geography’s Dr. Stacey Lyle is leading the team, which will develop a digitized national cemetery experience.

New Wildfire Smoke Research Improves Climate Modeling Accuracy

Jan 25, 2021

Co-authored by a Texas A&M scientist, a new study shows that wildfire smoke cools the climate more than current climate computer models assume.

New Geographic Monitoring Technique Detects Early COVID-19 Cases

Jan 22, 2021

A Texas A&M geography professor is part of a research team that found efficient ways to track the virus and pinpoint spreading clusters.

Paying For Emissions We’ve Already Released

Jan 5, 2021

Global warming in excess of 2 degrees Celsius has already been committed by past emissions, says Texas A&M scientist and team of researchers.

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