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September 2020

Two institutions dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of natural resources will present a free virtual wildlife and ranching symposium titled “The Future of the Wildlife Enterprise: Applying New Knowledge and Tools” on October 29-30, 2020. The King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management’s (KRIRM) 17th Annual HOLT CAT® Symposium on Excellence in Ranch Management will be held virtually in partnership with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute...

KINGSVILLE (September 22, 2020) — The Office of Student Access at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received just over $3 million in U.S. Department of Education grant money for the Student Support Services (SSS) programs. The SSS program received more than $1.7 million while the SSS STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program received over $1.3 million, each divided into payments over the next five years.   Both programs already assist Texas A&M-Kingsville students,...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received a planning grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to improve participation in engineering.  NASA awarded 14 planning grants to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) through its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), part of the agency's Office of STEM Engagement, a news release states. The grants are part of a phased partnership effort with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NASA news...

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center has been awarded over $1,000,000 in grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to continue imperative citrus research in Weslaco.   Citrus Center Interim Director, Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou and his team have been awarded funding from the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) for their project Citrus Commodity Pest Survey 2020-2021 in the amount...

Water is always on the mind in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, especially for those whose livelihoods depend upon consistent and reliable water for irrigating crops. “In times when water supplies are tight, irrigation conservation pays off,” Dr. Lucas Gregory with Texas Water Resources Institute said. “In these types of situations, water that is available needs to be better used and more effectively delivered to the crop where and when it is needed.” Dr. Shad Nelson, Dean...

The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 for water treatment research to Dr. Lucy Mar Camacho, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville associate professor of Environmental Engineering. The grant will fund the research project “Collaborative Research: Dry-Wet Phase Inversion Pathway of Graphene Oxide (GO)-Based Mixed-Matrix Membranes for Mineral Ions Separation by Membrane Distillation.” Membrane distillation is an energy-efficient alternative to multi-stage flash...

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