2022 Issue of [email protected] A&M … the journal is now online

The new issue of the journal [email protected] A&M… is available online, the Division of Research announced today. Now in its second year, the digital publication features interesting stories about groundbreaking projects within Texas A&M University’s $1.148 billion research enterprise.

The new issue is available online.

Articles feature faculty-researchers from current A&M colleges or schools, as well as the Galveston campus and two state agencies.

“We received such a positive response to our inaugural 2021 issue that we were inspired to produce this 2022 issue,” said Vice President of Research Jack G. Baldauf. “Our goal is to give our readers the inside stories of how these projects are developing and making an impact.”

This year’s edition includes stories about:

  • New Aging Study, the largest research project of its kind, focused on improving our understanding of dogs and humans with the help of pet owners across the country. Kate Creevey is the Chief Veterinarian of the project and Professor in the Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  • The first global measurement of how much the Earth’s frozen regions have shrunk since 1979, with Oliver Frauenfeld, associate professor in the Department of Geography.
  • The Avian Health Complex, where scientists study macaws, budgerigars, cockatiels and other exotic species, with Sarah A. Hamer, director of the Schubot Avian Health Center and associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences.
  • A $2 million project that aims to dramatically reduce soda bottles, grocery bags and other plastic waste in the world’s environment and landfills by identifying and improving microbes that consume plastic, featuring Arum Khan, a professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • A new hybrid turfgrass that combines the best traits of everyday St. Augustine—but needs only half the water, with Ambika Chandra, a professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and turfgrass breeder at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Dallas.
  • Pioneering research to answer the question: Why is it so hard to break a habit? The story features Brian Anderson, associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences.

The magazine also debuted the Arts and Humanities Fellows Program’s third showcase of animated shorts that explore the outstanding scholarship and creativity of its class of 2017. The videos highlight six A&M faculty members who recently completed their three-year scholarships.

Additionally, the 2022 edition includes a package of eight stories on space exploration at Texas A&M, as well as a compendium of eight short stories from across the research enterprise.

Research Communications and Public Relations produces the magazine for the Research Department.

About research at Texas A&M University: As one of the world’s leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront of making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including in science and technology. Research conducted at Texas A&M generated annual expenditures of more than $1.148 billion in fiscal year 2021. Texas A&M was ranked 14th in the National Science Foundation’s latest Higher Education Research and Development Survey based on spending of more than $1.131 billion in fiscal year 2020. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions, leading in many cases to economic benefits for the state, the nation and the world. To learn more, visit [email protected] A&M.

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