Campus News and Events

College of Education and Human Development News

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, West Oso ISD partnership awarded $220,000

Feb 19, 2019
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s focus on preparing teachers for Texas public schools recently earned a $220,000 grant from the Texas Education Agency. The Grow Your Own Grant will support 10 prospective teachers at the Island University to specifically work for the West Oso Independent School District upon graduation and certification.

Making the Most of Valentine's Day: A Q&A with Dr. Kristina Nelson

Feb 14, 2019
Dr. Kristina Nelson, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi assistant professor of counseling and education psychology. shares some suggestions on how to make the most of Valentine's Day whether you're married, in a new relationship or even single.

Garcia Center Celebrates Christmas by Finding Trees Forever Homes

Dec 20, 2018
Large trees, colorful lights, and beautiful ornaments bring holiday cheer, brighten up cold winter days, and are a staple and symbol of the holiday season, but some residents do not have the privilege of displaying one in their home due to financial strain. Thanks to the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, Christmas trees and beautiful, ornate decorations have found forever homes with 30 needy families.

Islander Students Present Exemplary Research at Pathways Student Research Symposium

Dec 14, 2018
Many Islander students welcome the opportunity to showcase their academic excellence beyond the classroom.

College of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Media & Communication News

High School Students Put Pens to Paper and Practice Poetry During University Authors' Day

Feb 17, 2019
The two-day event featured a keynote reading by poet Cyrus Cassells, author of six poetry collections and professor at Texas State University, and a poetry workshop with more than 120 local high school students in attendance.

Glenn Miller Orchestra to Swing into Island University on Feb. 16

Feb 08, 2019
As part of the Furgason Bravo Series, the Department of Music will be hosting a concert showcasing Glenn Miller Orchestra. The concert will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Islander Pianist to Perform Faculty Recital at AMST, Brings Love to Coastal Bend Community

Feb 07, 2019
Join the Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for a faculty piano recital by Dr. Sangmi Lim on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Art Museum of South Texas.

New MFA Group Exhibition on Display Through Feb. 8

Jan 30, 2019
A new group exhibition on display through Feb. 8 at Islander Art Gallery, 4024 Weber Rd., showcases the provocative works of eight Islander graduate students in the MFA Studio Art program in the Department of Art and Design in the College of Liberal Arts.

College of Business News

College of Business Hosts 2nd Summit Series for Hurricane-Prone Communities

Jan 18, 2019
The College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting a series of summits, called The Connected Coast, bringing in experts targeted at coastal communities’ needs.

Islander Students Develop Software for Texas State Aquarium to Improve Sea Turtle Rescue

Dec 20, 2018
A team of four Islander students developed software to improve sea turtle rescue at the Texas State Aquarium's Wildlife Rescue Center. The application increases efficiency of the sea turtle intake process and gains access to historical data to use for analysis, reporting, and future predictions.

College of Business Hosts ‘The Connected Coast’ Summit Series to Benefit Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Communities

Dec 18, 2018
As the coastal communities struck by Hurricane Harvey work on rebuilding, they also look to in-corporate the latest technologies, innovative infrastructure, and opportunities for economic growth. To support these goals, the College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is bringing together national experts to share ideas in a series of summits called The Connected Coast.

Business Students Turn Cold Data into Hot Visuals via Dashboard

Dec 04, 2018
Students in the senior-level course Business Intelligence and Analytics, which is taught by Dr. Mohan Rao, formed eight service-learning project teams to provide descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics in the form of dashboards to clients. On Nov. 29, the teams presented their projects in an open forum presentation.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

Islander Nursing Professor Explores Artistic Side as a Porcelain Painter

Feb 07, 2019
Susan Greathouse, clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M-University Corpus Christi, spends much of her free time working on porcelain painting projects. Her work has been displayed in a variety of art spaces in Corpus Christi and beyond.

Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau’s Newest Members Hear Sage Advice at Induction Ceremony

Dec 17, 2018
Keynote speaker Dr. Tammy McGarity, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, reflected on her career in nursing and offered words of wisdom for the 29 newest members of the Eta Omicron Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at the Induction Ceremony on Dec. 13, in the Performing Arts Center.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society to Induct 29 Islander Nursing Students

Nov 28, 2018
A total of 29 new members will be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

CONHS Faculty Members and Students Give 7 Presentations at Transcultural Nursing Society Conference

Nov 06, 2018
A group 15 faculty members and students representing the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi gave a total of seven presentations at the 44th Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, which was held Oct. 18-20 in San Antonio.

College of Science and Engineering and School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News

Students Bring Robotic Designs to Life at Island University 'First Tech Challenge, Rover Ruckus'

Jan 29, 2019
On Saturday, Jan. 26, 26 Coastal Bend area teams went head-to-head during the First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Gulf Coast League Championship, hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Island University Welcomes Over 200 Undergraduate Students to Women in Physics Conference

Jan 25, 2019
The University opened its doors to over 200 undergraduate women studying in the sciences who came to visit campus during the American Physical Society’s Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.

Marine Chemistry Professor Secures $375K National Science Foundation Grant

Jan 18, 2019
A Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Science and Engineering researcher has been awarded a $375,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a collaborative research project.

Distinguished Forensic Anthropologist Joins A&M-CC to Strengthen Forensic Science Course Offerings

Jan 09, 2019
Dr. Sharon Derrick is a seasoned forensic anthropologist who worked on cases for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences for more than a decade. Now, Derrick is at the Island University to strength forensic course offerings.

Research

NASA Selects Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Test Drones in Urban Traffic Management

Feb 19, 2019
NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project selected the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to test drone traffic management. The Island University is one of only two test sites selected nationwide.

Impact Multiplier Grant Gains Momentum; Fosters Positive Community Change

Jan 30, 2019
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Impact Multiplier Grant offers grant funding to Islander faculty and staff who submit a winning proposal for a project that will positively impact the Coastal Bend community.

Students Bring Robotic Designs to Life at Island University 'First Tech Challenge, Rover Ruckus'

Jan 29, 2019
On Saturday, Jan. 26, 26 Coastal Bend area teams went head-to-head during the First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Gulf Coast League Championship, hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Introducing the Division of Research and Innovation (R&I)

Jan 18, 2019
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi announces a new name for The Division of Research, Commercialization and Outreach. The division will now be called Research and Innovation (R&I).

Student Life News

Final Countdown for Scholarship Applications; Here’s Some Tips and Tricks

Feb 22, 2019
The deadline for undergraduate scholarships is fast approaching, but you do still have time to apply. View these helpful tips and tricks to help you along your way!

Sexual Health Panel and Expo Empowers Islander Students to Make Educated Choices

Feb 21, 2019
Knowledge is the first step to empowerment. This is why Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Islanders Teaching, Engaging, and Motivating (I-TEAM) Peer Education Program hosted their inaugural “The Birds and the Bees with a slice of Cheese(cake): Sexual Health Panel and Expo” on February 19.

Islander Student Day of Service Helps Habitat for Humanity

Feb 20, 2019
Student Volunteer Connection (SVC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting a day of service at Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Saturday, Feb. 23. Islanders are encouraged to sign up to by Friday, Feb. 22, or register the day of the event.

High School Students Put Pens to Paper and Practice Poetry During University Authors' Day

Feb 17, 2019
The two-day event featured a keynote reading by poet Cyrus Cassells, author of six poetry collections and professor at Texas State University, and a poetry workshop with more than 120 local high school students in attendance.

Alumni News

Homecoming Honors Banquet Celebrates Outstanding Islander Achievements

Feb 14, 2019
On Feb. 8, the National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics partnered to honor eight distinguished Islander alumni and supporters for their post-graduation/service success.

Islanders Brave Cold, Wet Weather To Make Most of Homecoming 2019

Feb 12, 2019
Although weather proved to be a factor, neither cold temperatures nor wind and drizzle could dampen the Islander community’s spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2019 Homecoming week, which took place Feb. 3-Feb. 9.

Homecoming Block Party Canceled

Feb 07, 2019
With forecasted rain, gusts of high winds, and low temperatures, the Saturday Homecoming Block Party is canceled for the safety of our attendees. This includes the cancellation of community booths, inflatables, bathrooms, food trucks and the petting zoo. Some events will continue as planned and the Alumni Tailgate will change locations.

Make a Memory All Week Long During Homecoming 2019

Feb 01, 2019
Homecoming Week is Feb. 3-9. Get the latest update on HoCo activities and events as well as information "City-Wide Bluesday Tuesday"!

Campus News and Events

Final Countdown for Scholarship Applications; Here’s Some Tips and Tricks

Feb 22, 2019
The deadline for undergraduate scholarships is fast approaching, but you do still have time to apply. View these helpful tips and tricks to help you along your way!

Sexual Health Panel and Expo Empowers Islander Students to Make Educated Choices

Feb 21, 2019
Knowledge is the first step to empowerment. This is why Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Islanders Teaching, Engaging, and Motivating (I-TEAM) Peer Education Program hosted their inaugural “The Birds and the Bees with a slice of Cheese(cake): Sexual Health Panel and Expo” on February 19.

Islander Student Day of Service Helps Habitat for Humanity

Feb 20, 2019
Student Volunteer Connection (SVC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting a day of service at Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Saturday, Feb. 23. Islanders are encouraged to sign up to by Friday, Feb. 22, or register the day of the event.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, West Oso ISD partnership awarded $220,000

Feb 19, 2019
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s focus on preparing teachers for Texas public schools recently earned a $220,000 grant from the Texas Education Agency. The Grow Your Own Grant will support 10 prospective teachers at the Island University to specifically work for the West Oso Independent School District upon graduation and certification.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

Conrad Blucher Institute Welcomes Dr. Philippe Tissot as Interim Director

Jan 02, 2019
With a new year comes the beginning of a fresh chapter for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI). Dr. Philippe Tissot, who has served as CBI’s associate director since 2011, took on a new role as interim director on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Conrad Blucher Institute Tackles Global Issues with United Nations

Aug 17, 2018
The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi attended a forum hosted by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network from July 30 to Aug. 3.

Conrad Blucher Institute and Bell Library Celebrate 100K Historical Documents Cataloged

Jul 13, 2018
The public now has online access to these historical and legally significant documents, the earliest of which are the Blucher Family Papers, thanks to a partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Special Collections and Archives Department at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library and the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science.

A&M-Corpus Christi Researcher helps Tackle Indoor GPS Limitations and Wins $20,000

Jun 25, 2018
Dr. Tianxing Chu, assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, and researchers from Wuhan University, China, created an app to improve smartphone limitations when it comes to GPS.

College of Graduate Studies

New MFA Group Exhibition on Display Through Feb. 8

Jan 30, 2019
A new group exhibition on display through Feb. 8 at Islander Art Gallery, 4024 Weber Rd., showcases the provocative works of eight Islander graduate students in the MFA Studio Art program in the Department of Art and Design in the College of Liberal Arts.

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

Dec 10, 2018
“We only have one life to live, so make it a great life – or not. The choice is yours.” These words are what Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate Jesse Dolin lives by. Dolin, who will graduate on Dec. 15 alongside 832 other Islanders, will receive a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Islander Graduate Students Grow with GROW

Oct 19, 2018
Nestled on the second floor of the Mary & Jeff Bell Library, Graduate Resource and Opportunity Workplace, better known as GROW, facilitates the unique needs of graduate students. The space is a comprehensive resource at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi that illustrates commitment to service excellence for more than 2,200 currently enrolled graduate students.

Sign up for ‘Study in America’ – Travel to Five States in 11 Days

Sep 21, 2018
An information session about Study in America will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 310. All interested students are invited to attend.

Lone Star UAS News

NASA Selects Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Test Drones in Urban Traffic Management

Feb 19, 2019
NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project selected the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to test drone traffic management. The Island University is one of only two test sites selected nationwide.

Island University to Provide Nueces County UAS Disaster Response Thanks to New Agreement

Nov 06, 2018
The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi entered into an agreement on Oct. 31 with Nueces County to provide emergency drone support in the event of future natural disasters.

UAS Technology Draws Undergraduates Nationwide to Island University

Aug 24, 2018
As one of six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites, the Island University recently received a $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to offer a unique 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) focusing on applied computing research in UAS.

High School Student's Drones Take Flight at 2018 UAS Summer Institute

Jul 31, 2018
From conceptualization to realization, high school students got hands-on experience with creating and flying their own Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Science and Engineering 2018 UAS Summer Institute.