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Island University 1st in the State to Announce the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Aug 17, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Peace Corps announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program housed in the College of Science and Engineering’s Department of Life Sciences.

Islander Researchers to Launch Fungus into Space on August 14

Aug 11, 2017
The International Space Station (ISS) is a unique scientific platform that enables researchers from around the world to perform experiments that could not be achieved on Earth. The next ISS mission will include fungus collected and studied by Dr. Brandi Kiel Reese, Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Reese, principal investigator, is working with Morgan Sobol, an Island University master’s student in marine biology, and Dr. Heath Mills, the CEO of Space Technology and Advanced Research Systems (STaARS).

High School Student Explores New Terrain with the Conrad Blucher Institute

Aug 10, 2017
Summer is traditionally a period for high school students to take a break from learning, but for Marisol Rodriguez, summer is a time to take her research skills to a whole new level.

15 Island University Students Receive Texas Sea Grant Funds

Aug 03, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, located on its own island and surrounded by unique ecosystems, often attracts students interested in biology, chemistry or marine biology. Often, many students who pursue these degrees choose to strive for a Ph.D. and must learn how to obtain research grants. To assist these students, the Texas Sea Grant College Program’s Grants-in-Aid of Graduate Research Program recently awarded more than $28,000 to 15 Island University students in support of their coastal or marine-related research.