Texas A&M University (often referred to as A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The sixth-largest university in the United States, A&M's enrollment for Fall 2011 was over 50,000 for the first time in school history. Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.
Exploring new methods of thermal recovery
Berna Hascakir, assistant professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M, was featured in a recent article on thermal recovery by Jennifer Pallanich in the Upstream Technology bimonthly magazine.
Mesquite a complementary biofuel feedstock
As requirements grow for use of cellulosic biofuels to meet the energy needs of the nation, researchers look at potential feedstocks and any effects these alternative sources may have on greenhouse gas emissions.
Drought-stricken trees offer study platform for AgriLife Research scientists
Severe drought across Texas since 2011 has produced a unique opportunity for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists to gain a greater understanding of the decaying process of trees and the effects on the ...
Designer potatoes on the menu to boost consumption
A decline in overall potato consumption has Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeders working on "designer" spuds that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation.
Urban food desert pilot project an 'oasis' for at-risk youth
An urban food desert pilot project in the nation's seventh-largest city is teaching young people how to create a food "oasis" in their community, while learning important life skills, said a Texas A&M AgriLife ...
South Texas study results show Brahman, crossbred influence receive higher premiums
Data from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service South Texas study shows Brahman and British crossbred cattle add significant value to breeding stock in South Texas and performed best in terms of sale price.
'Sensory trial' will provide vital info for entire coffee supply chain
World Coffee Research and Catholic Relief Services are partnering to find out if a coffee variety bred for performance can match a natural variety in aroma, fragrance and taste.
New study identifies contributing factors to groundwater table declines
It's no secret groundwater levels have declined across the state over the past eight decades, and that the primary reason was the onset of irrigation in agriculture and population growth. But a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research ...
Sugarcane aphids under control as South Texas grain sorghum harvest begins
After rising to alarming numbers, populations of the sugarcane aphid in South Texas grain sorghum have crashed, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel.
Researchers discover 'Trojan Horse' method of penetrating cellular walls without harm
Scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research have found a "Trojan horse" way to deliver proteins into live human cells without damaging them.
Prevention, dietary adjustment show promise in fending off joint pain in young horses
A series of studies by researchers in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University suggest prevention is the best solution to prevent arthritis in young quarter horses.
Super cold hardy Satsuma Orange Frost should expand the planting zone for citrus
There's still plenty of time to plant Satsuma Orange Frost, the new extremely cold-tolerant mandarin.
Rainwater harvesting 'soaking in' as way to conserve Texas' water resources
After a long dry period, many parts of the state have finally received some badly needed rain, and those with rainwater harvesting systems have been reaping the rewards of this belated gift from Mother Nature, ...
Texas Quail Index takes flight
The Texas Quail Index, a statewide effort by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to monitor wild quail population dynamics,has taken full flight, said the effort's coordinator.
AgriLife Research expert: Drought, water limitations survivable by turfgrasses
Many areas of Texas are having water shortages in the continuing drought, and a big concern is the inability to irrigate turfgrass, whether that is due to lack of water or municipality restrictions.