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Island University Scientists to Research Trash Problem in Corpus Christi’s Waters

Jul 21, 2017
Public health, animal health and tourism can all be affected by the litter on Corpus Christi’s beaches and in the bay.

Researchers Search for Sharks on a Drifting Reef for “Shark Week”

Jul 17, 2017
Researchers from the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi spent a week drifting hundreds of miles offshore to study the relationship between sharks and the Gulf of Mexico’s unique artificial reef habitats for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

First Confirmed Case of Zika in the Coastal Bend, Islanders Should Take Precautions

Jul 13, 2017
With the first case of Zika Virus confirmed only a few short weeks ago, Islander faculty and staff are doing their best to keep students informed and educated on preventing the virus. Zika is not a stranger to South Texas as the first case of the mosquito-borne virus was detected in Cameron County, late November 2016. Along with local officials addressing the virus Dr. Gregory Buck, Associate Professor of Biology and Biomedical Sciences Program Coordinator at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is doing his best to keep students informed by lecturing on the virus in his classes this summer.

UAS Researchers Take First Place at International SPIE Conference

Jun 28, 2017
Taking center stage with their recently awarded paper, Islander researchers Dr. Tianxing Chu and Dr. Michael Starek are protecting crops through the research and testing of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to detect lodging, the premature falling of crops due to strong wind events. Taking first place at the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)’s April 2017 Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II Conference, the focus of their research could potentially improve the production of the U.S.’s most widely produced grain – corn. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. is a major player in the world corn trade