Grant to help launch program for TAMUK engineering and science minority students
Texas A&M University-Kingsville will soon have a new program for minority students studying engineering and science thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Education.
Dr. Hua Li, associate professor and industrial engineering graduate coordinator, and his team will receive $749,196 for the proposed project “Research, Education and Financial Literacy Excellence for Minority-focused Engagement” or REFLEX-ME.
The award summary states the program will focus on improving student learning outcomes, educational benefits, and awareness and knowledge of financial literacy and professional development for Texas A&M University-Kingsville engineering and science minority students, especially women.
Long-time engineering professor earns Distinguished Faculty Service Award
The Faculty Senate at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently honored Dr. Rajab Challoo, professor of electrical engineering, with the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. He was presented with the award by Dr. Ambrose Anoruo, president of the Faculty Senate.
Challoo has been at the university for many years and has made many positive contributions to his department, college and the university. During his service as chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering, the department grew from 350 students to 1,300 students in less than four years, which necessitated the addition of 12 faculty.
He served the Faculty Senate for many years including serving as president three times in 2004, 2013 and 2015. No one has ever been elected president three times.
Grant awarded to engineering professor for epidemiology research
A grant awarded to a Texas A&M University-Kingsville professor will contribute to research in diseases and how to control it from spreading.
Dr. Maleq Khan, assistant professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will receive $100,790 for collaborative research.
A summary of the award states the goal of the project is to “advance the state of the art in the distributed computation of large-scale graph problems that arise in computational epidemiology and contagion dynamics.”
The grant is funded through the National Science Foundation and the University of Virginia.
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) represented at The Wildlife Society Joint Conference
Students and scientists from the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville traveled to Reno, Nevada for The Wildlife Society Joint Conference this week.
Conservationists need help from private landowners | By The Wildlife Society
At the TWS Caesar Kleberg Keynote speech, presenters underscored the need to work with private landowners for wildlife conservation. “Private landowners care more deeply about land conservation than almost everyone else,” said Forrest Smith, director of the Texas Native Seeds Program, at the Wednesday keynote at the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society 2019 Joint Conference in Reno, Nevada.
About 60% of U.S. land is held by private owners, Smith said, and while much attention is focused on public lands, for many species, working with private landowners is critical. This is especially true in Texas, where some 90% of the land is private, including most of the landscape used by the endangered ocelot (Leopardus pardalis).
Javelina Leadership Academy
TAMUK is proud to announce the start of a new training initiative on campus, the Javelina Leadership Academy. The JLA was designed to develop individuals, from across campus, who to seek to enhance their leadership and personal development skills at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Family Weekend is one of our most anticipated Fall events and is held to allow the parents of our undergraduate students an opportunity to share their son or daughter's campus experience while helping them to become more familiar with Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Meetings with University administrators and staff, community experience opportunities, as well as a Saturday night Javelina football game are just a few of the many exciting events planned for this special weekend.