Baskin Elementary in San Antonio receives $1,000 grant for pollinator program

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ruby Zavala, 210-631-0400, ruby.zavala@ag.tamu.edu Natalie Cervantes, 210-631-0400, ntcervantes@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Baskin Elementary School in San Antonio recently received a $1,000 grant to establish…

Cybercriminals vs financial institutions in 2018: what to expect

ul li {margin-bottom:2.4rem;} Introduction – key events in 2017 2017 was a year of great changes in the world of cyberthreats facing financial organizations. Firstly, in 2017 we witnessed a…

A&M System Board Of Regents Hire Prairie View A&M President Along With The Aggies Next Football Coach

Screen shot from the Prairie View A&M Twitter feed. While the hiring of Jimbo Fisher drew no comments by the board of regents before Monday’s 8-0 vote, there was praise…

Mohanty elected Fellow for American Association for Advancement of Science

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Binayak Mohanty, 979-458-4421, bmohanty@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Binayak Mohanty, Regents Professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M…

Youth get in-depth look at D.C. during Texas 4-H Leadership Conference

Contact: Dr. Darlene Locke, 979-845-6535, dlocke@ag.tamu.edu WASHINGTON — Eighteen Texas 4-H members got a firsthand look at the nation’s capitol and toured many of its sites during the Texas 4-H…

Thomasson named Engineer of the Year by Texas association

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Alex Thomasson has been named Texas Section Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Thomasson…

Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

Research projects plant response in ‘dry gets drier, wet gets wetter’ world Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Georgianne Moore, 979-845-3765, gwmoore@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A new discovery is…

Kaspersky Lab – Beyond Black Friday Threat Report, November 2017

Introduction The festive holiday shopping season, which covers Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in late November as well as Christmas in December, now accounts for a significant share of…

In search of a flood fix, one Houston community turned to a golf course

HOUSTON — In 50 years living in Clear Lake City, Spyros Varsos had never seen the floodwater get so high. During a historic rainstorm two years ago, he watched anxiously…

Threat Predictions for Financial Services and Fraud in 2018

The landscape in 2017 In 2017 we’ve seen fraud attacks in financial services become increasingly account-centric. Customer data is a key enabler for large-scale fraud attacks and the frequency of…

Young students learn practical applications of science at AgriLife center in Uvalde

Contact: Dr. Daniel Leskovar, 830-278-9151, daniel.leskovar@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Madhumita Joshi, 830-278-9151, madhumita.joshi@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – About 40 students from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde recently got a firsthand look at how…

IT threat evolution Q3 2017

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns [Re-]enter the dragon In July, we reported on the recent activities of a targeted attack group called ‘Spring Dragon’ (also known as LotusBlossom), whose activities…

A&M Health Science Center Expands Its Houston Area Footprint

From the Texas A&M Health Science Center: Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, a physician-scientist and internationally recognized leader in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, will join Texas A&M to lead Engineering…

Texas Workforce Commission Awards Two Grants Affecting The Brazos Valley

Two workforce grants have been announced that affect the Brazos Valley and the gulf coast. State representative John Raney of Bryan says a $2 million dollar grant was created by…

Silence – a new Trojan attacking financial organizations

More information about the Silence Trojan is available to customers of Kaspersky Intelligence Reporting Service. Contact: intelreports@kaspersky.com In September 2017, we discovered a new targeted attack on financial institutions. Victims…

It takes a village … a city, a world

Scientists seek global collaborations to find ways to feed growing population Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mo Way, 409-658-2186, moway@aesrg.tamu.edu BEAUMONT — Aditi Pandey is one of more…

Gaza Cybergang – updated activity in 2017:

1. Summary information The Gaza cybergang is an Arabic-language, politically-motivated cybercriminal group, operating since 2012 and actively targeting the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. The Gaza cybergang’s attacks have…

Environmentalists worry industry could thwart cleanup of toxic Houston-area dump site

Earlier this month, environmentalists celebrated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a final plan to clean up a long-festering pit of toxic sludge along the San Jacinto River east of…

Aggie Turfgrass program, field day highlights latest green industry technology

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591, b-wherley@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Topics ranging from management of sand-capping systems on golf courses to turfgrass cultivars of the future…

What does Trump's repeal of environmental rules mean for Texas?

Earlier this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency will seek to repeal the Clean Power Plan — President Barack Obama’s signature effort to combat climate…