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Salute to Graduate and Professional Education Week

10/9/2020

Join us for our Salute to Graduate and Professional Education Week. The week’s events will feature awards ceremonies to highlight excellence in graduate and professional studies and culminate with a “State of Graduate and Professional Education at Texas A&M University” address.

Doctoral Student Conducts International Relations through Coffee

5/28/2020

In early 2021, pandemic-permitting, Horticultural Sciences doctoral student Sarah Brinkley will travel to Colombia on a Boren Fellowship to conduct research and advance causes about which she is passionate.
 
By Rob Dixon, Texas A&M Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
 

Yash Parikh and Jaskirat Singh Batra Named 2020 Bednarz Award Recipients

5/6/2020

Grad Students Honored for Outstanding Work in CIRTL TAMU Programs                                                                                           

2020 Distinguished Graduate Student Award Recipients

5/1/2020

Honoring Texas A&M's Most Outstanding Graduate Students
 

Akshi Singla: The 2020 Kunze Award Winner Makes a Breakthrough in the Fight against Bacteria

4/28/2020

As bacteria become more resistant to antibiotics, May doctoral graduate Akshi Singla has discovered a promising solution.
 

Texas A&M Announces Winners of Distinguished Dissertation Awards

4/3/2020

Awards go to doctoral students whose dissertations make outstanding contributions to their disciplines
 

Howdy Abroad: An Interview with Graduate Student and Fulbright Recipient Melissa Meierhofer

3/5/2020

An Interview with Fulbright Recipient Melissa Meierhofer

OGAPS and Six Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Win $1.2M Diversity Grant

2/13/2020

NIH Award to help increase participation, career training, and community building for under-represented minority students in Biomedical Sciences graduate programs

New Doctoral Hooding and Commencement Ceremony to begin December 2019

6/6/2019

Following the last several months of working with the Graduate & Professional Student Council, we are pleased to announce the creation of a new commencement and hooding ceremony exclusively for doctoral students beginning Fall 2019 on December 7th.


Texas A&M 2019 Fulbright Award Grantees

5/16/2019

Angela Achorn: Fulbright in Indonesia (Anthropology studying crested macaques)
 
Angela graduated from Rhode Island College in 2016 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies. Previously, she’s studied cultural perceptions of primates as pets, trash-raiding behaviors by white-faced capuchins, and intestinal parasite infections in three lemur species. She earned her M.A. in Anthropology at Texas A&M in 2018, and is now pursuing her Ph.D in Anthropology under the advisory of Dr. Sharon Gursky. Her primary research interests include mate choice and sexual selection in nonhuman primates. Angela has received a Fulbright award to conduct her dissertation research, which will examine relationships between scrotal coloration, parasite infections, testosterone, and mating behaviors in Sulawesi crested macaques.  Angela was also awarded the Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award in Indonesian. Outside of academia, Angela enjoys reading, running, playing tennis, and watching sci-fi/fantasy movies.
 
 
Melissa Meierhofer: Fulbright in Finland (Ecology studying white-nose syndrome in bats)
 
Melissa Meierhofer's research is focused on understanding the susceptibility of winter-roosting bats to white-nose syndrome, a cold-adapted fungus that has caused the deaths of millions of hibernating bats. She focuses on quantifying bat composition, abundance, and environmental conditions within hibernacula across Texas. Prior to this research, Melissa volunteered her time in the mammal and bird divisions at the Field Museum of Natural History. She completed her Master of Science under the direction of Dr. DeeAnn Reeder at Bucknell University in 2013. Her thesis work focused on little brown bats and understanding the physiological consequences of white-nose syndrome. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychobiology and studio art from Ripon College in 2011 where she studied parental care of Eastern bluebirds.
 
 

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