2014 Sterling C. Evans Medal Winners

2014 Sterling C. Evans Medal Winners

The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees recognized Dorothy and Artie McFerrin and James “Doug” Pitcock Jr. as the 2014 recipients of the Sterling C. Evans Medal. Evans Medal recipients exhibit exemplary philanthropy, supporting Texas A&M University through contributions and volunteer leadership.

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VERNON – Using mesquite biomass for electricity generation may become economically feasible if ecological and agricultural factors are considered, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research paper being published in the BioEnergy Research journal. “Economic Feasibility of Mesquite Biomass for Electricity Production: Projections of the Long-term Sustainability of Two Harvest Options” will appear in the [...]

The Science of Luck
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:20:09 +0000
When researchers at Texas A&M University tested people’s beliefs about luck, what they found was that Spock was right – humans are “highly illogical.” Psychology Professor Heather Lench and her team found that a person who acts immorally or recklessly but is “lucky” by escaping dire consequences, is judged less harshly than an “unlucky” person, [...]

Tired? How caffeine is making you sleep less
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:45:08 +0000
More than 80 percent of Americans start their day with caffeine, and while it can be a healthy way to get going in the mornings, it can also hurt your sleeping patterns. “Sometimes the effects of caffeine can persist for over six hours,” says David Earnest, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science [...]

Monarch Butterflies Facing Grim Outlook
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:00:30 +0000
Monarch butterflies may be named for their large size and majestic beauty, but once again their numbers are anything but king-sized. In fact, 2014 may go down as one of the worst years ever for the colorful insects, says a Texas A&M Monarch watcher who is proposing a national effort to help feed Monarchs. Craig [...]

As the news anchors who dived under their desks during this week’s earthquake in California can tell you, when the ground starts shaking, it’s no fun at all. But thanks to a new board game designed by researchers at Texas A&M University, a bit of fun can be had by students as they figure out the best [...]

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