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Islander Alumna Receives Fulbright Fellowship, Studies Invasive Lion Fish

Jun 23, 2017
Receiving her dive certification at just 11 years old, Dr. Avery Scherer has been exploring the depths of the ocean and its inhabitants since childhood. Now as a Fulbright Scholar, Scherer is ready to once again dive into her research, this time on one of the most recent species threatening the wellbeing of coastal waters, the lionfish. As a recipient of the Fulbright Garcia-Robles Postdoctoral Scholar Award and a recent alumna of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Scherer will voyage across borders, traveling to Chetumal, Mexico to begin a nine-month journey researching the invasive red lionfish.

Island University Partners with Local Industry to Continue Baffin Bay Study

Jun 22, 2017
Utilizing community partnerships and leveraging local resources has been the driving force behind the Baffin Bay water quality study, which has spanned four-years. The study has been made possible thanks to a long-standing partnership between the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP), Dr. Michael Wetz, Associate Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Celanese Corporation. On June 20, the Celanese Corporation renewed that partnership with a second $150,000 check made out to the CBBEP, which will be used to fund Wetz’s Baffin Bay Study for another three years.

Dr. Luis Cifuentes Receives 2017 Horizon Award at Energy Drone Summit

Jun 22, 2017
Dr. Luis Cifuentes, Vice President for Research, Commercialization and Outreach at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has received the 2017 Horizon Award presented by the Energy Drone Coalition (EDC).

Islander Researchers Show How Drones Revolutionize Agriculture at First Annual UAS in Ag Field Day

Jun 22, 2017
Island University professors joined several other Texas A&M University System professionals at the first annual UAS in Ag Field Day on June 13 to demonstrate how the innovation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has revolutionized the field of precision agriculture.