Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Howdy Farm featured in TAMU Times:


Howdy Farm Volunteers Honor The ‘Aggie’ Name:

With every fruit, flower and leafy green bursting from the soil, Aggies are fulfilling the land-grant mission of Texas A&M University at Howdy Farm, a student-run sustainable farming project on West Campus providing the community with fresh produce and education about the merits of local agriculture.  Read the complete article here.
John Adams and Taylor Paine

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring Internship Presentations: Mon. 4/28 @1pm

Everyone is welcome!!  Spring 2014 Horticulture Intern Presentations will be held Monday, April 28th at 1:00pm in HFSB 203:

Presenter:                                                                          Company:
Nicole Haynes                                                                   Rent the Runway
Emberlen Binford                                                             America’s Country Store
Azita Amini                                                                        Zoo Negara Industrial Training Program
Brittany Jesson                                                                 Howdy Farm
Andrew Todd                                                                    Howdy Farm
Taylor Hansen                                                                   Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Graham Ebnar                                                                  TAMU Pecan Farm
Daniel Algaze                                                                    Argus Cidery

Monday, April 14, 2014

TAMU recycles old electronics (e-waste) for Earth Day:

Do you have old cell phones, ink cartridges or other devices that you need to get rid of? In honor of Earth Day, Texas A&M Information Technology and the Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) have partnered to make it easy to recycle your e-waste on campus now through April 24.

Drop off items at our collection bins in the Student Computing Center, General Services Complex and the computer labs at West Campus Library, Blocker and Zachry.

For more information about the Earth Day campaign and a full list of items you can recycle, visit u.tamu.edu/earthday.

Please make sure to clear all data from any phones, flash drives, cameras or laptops before recycling.

View Parent's Weekend Photos from Hort Sciences Award Reception & More:

View the photo gallery for the 2014 Department of Horticultural Sciences Scholarship and Awards Reception, the Pi Alpha Xi initiation, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Convocation held during Parent's Weekend, April 12 and 13, 2014.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Environmental Science Lectures 4/10 & 4/11:

Former Top Government Official on Science To Speak April 10:

Neal Lane, former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will present “Giving Science Advice to the President – and Why It’s Getting Harder” at 4 p.m. Thursday (April 10) in Room 215 of the Animal Industries Building at Texas A&M University.  Sponsored by the Texas Center for Climate Studies and the College of Geosciences. 
Lane’s lecture will focus on the role of science adviser to the president and how that role is affected by societal forces. He will also discuss current challenges to the United States science and technology enterprise.

Lane is currently the Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Senior Fellow in the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.  He was appointed Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he served under President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001.

He previously served as director of the National Science Foundation from 1993 to 1998. Lane became an assistant professor of physics at Rice University in 1966. He left Rice in 1984 to become chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, but returned to Texas in 1986 to serve as provost of Rice until 1992.
Renowned environmental activist McKibben to
lecture on climate change causes and solutions
Bestselling author and educator Bill McKibben, who the Boston Globe
called one of the United States' most important environmentalists, will
discuss the threat of global warming and the international movement
to end humanity's reliance on fossil fuels in two lectures:
The Science Behind Global Warming
7 p.m. Thursday, April 10 • Rudder Theatre 
Envisioning a World Powered
by Renewable Energy
10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11 • Preston Geren Auditorium 
Located in Building B of the Langford Architecture Center 
See story for details: http://tiny.cc/McKibben_Lecture

Thursday, April 3, 2014

TNLA Education & Research Scholarships - Apply by May 1st!

Students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, business with an emphasis in landscape or nursery management, sustainability, irrigation, pest management, and other related disciplines are invited to apply for the TNLA E&R Foundation scholarship!  Scholarships in the amount of  $1000 or more will be awarded to pay for higher education expenses .  Students can be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college to apply.  Deadline:  May 1st, 2014