September 20, 2023: Announcement of Doctoral Defense Abbey Hotard

Rethinking Relocation and Resilience: Household Hazard Adaptation in the Greater Houston and New Orleans Regions. Monday, October 2 at 12 PM (CST) OCSB 340C. Unable to attend? Click here: Zoom: Doctoral Defense Abbey Hotard

19, 2023: Announcement of Doctoral Defense Xi Chen

Gas Perfusion through Porous Non hydrophobic and Hydrophobic Surfaces for Friction Drag Reduction in Turbulent Channel Flows. 8:30 AM (CST) on Friday, September 29th PMEC 226, Texas A&M University at Galveston. Unable to attend? Click here: Zoom: Doctoral Defense Xi Chen

September 1, 2023: SAVE THE DATE! The Blue Economy Conference is Coming to Texas A&M Galveston!

The Blue Economy Conference and Workshop will be held at the Texas A&M Galveston Waterfront Pavillion January 8 - 9, 2024. More information and details coming soon!

August 7, 2023: Save The Date for the Texas Semiconductor Summit!

The Texas Semiconductor Summit will be held October 4-5, 2023 at Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center College Station, Texas. 

August 1, 2023: Thesis Defense Announcement for Marissa Palmer.

Patterns of Reproduction at the Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) Range Edge after a Freeze Event Wednesday, August 9th at 1:00 PM (CST) MAIN 410. Unable to attend? Zoom LinkMaster Thesis Defense by Marissa Palmer

Master Thesis Defense by Marissa Palmer

July 31, 2023:  Thesis Defense Announcement for Daniel Declan Fanning.

PHYLOGENY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF PALAEMON SPECIES (CRUSTACEA, DECAPODA, PALAEMONIDAE) IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO. Friday, August 11th at 1PM (CST)  Texas A&M University at Galveston, MAIN 410. Unable to attend? Zoom LinkThesis Defense by Daniel Declan Fanning

Thesis Defense by Daniel Declan Fanning

July 28, 2023: Vision Galveston 3rd Annual Hackathon - Registration LIVE

What is a hackathon?   A hackathon is a social design sprint that brings together the community to work in teams creating innovative solutions. Basically, it’s a party, and a 48-hour race between teams competing to develop solutions to problem-sets for cash prizes. Participants will work in small teams that have a collection of experts, entrepreneurs, students, and community members to tackle identified challenges. 

We encourage all participants to use their creative thinking to develop innovative new concepts, ideas, or prototypes. Please make sure to complete our PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM PRIOR to the Hackathon. This helps us understand, roughly, how many individuals we will have per team.

Friday, October 13th 2:00 PM- 4:30 PM| Kick Off, Welcome Remarks, Problem Set Presentation, and Tips and Tricks Presentation, snacks provided at the Marmo. 4:30 PM| Happy Hour and Formation of teams. Let the hacking begin!

Saturday, October 14th 9:30 AM- 6:00 PM| Hacking, food, snacks, and mentorship provided on-site at the Marmo. Participants must check in by 10:00 AM and are free to work at the Marmo or in the surrounding community. Snacks will be available at the Marmo cafe for purchase. Participants must check out in the 5:00 - 6:00 PM window, showing their pitch deck in order to check out for the day.

Sunday, October 15th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM| Final Pitch Presentation at the Marmo. Participants must report by 9:30 AM.

Tickets can be reserved here.



July 26, 2023: The Announcement of Doctoral Defense Emily Waddell.

The importance of sound in fish ecology: call trends and anthropogenic noise impacts on behavior and physiology. Tuesday, August 1 at 10 AM (CST) Texas A&M University at Galveston, MAIN 410. Unable to attend? Zoom Link



July 24, 2023: The 6th Annual REU: OCEANUS & Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday August 4th 2:00pm-5:00pm MAIN 117.

Please join the undergraduate cohort as they showcase their research projects at the 6th annual REU: OCEANUS Symposium Friday, August 4th from 2 - 5 PM in MAIN 117. Help celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of the students. If you are unable to attend in person join by clicking this zoom link: Zoom passcode: 500202



July 12, 2023: TAMUG rehabilitation hospital manager at the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research chosen as one of the 40 Under 40 2023 honorees.

The Daily News' 40 Under 40 Program recognizes men and women across all industries who have demonstrated personal and professional success and a commitment to the community. Our very own Aggie, Theresa Morris, has been chosen by The Daily News' as one of the 2023 honorees. 

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June 30, 2023: Innovation in Life Sciences Summer Camp

Students from across Texas gathered in Galveston to attend the Innovation in Life Sciences Summer Camp to encourage entrepreneurial solutions to social problems. For more information on this camp, see below. 

Read More about the Innovation in Life Sciences Summer Camp 


June 29, 2023: Join us in preparation and celebration of Plastic Bag Free Day!

With the holiday weekend coming up, we want to remind everyone to bring reusable bags with you everywhere you go! Single use plastic bags can be harmful to the environment if not properly disposed of. The best way to ensure safe disposal is to refuse from the start!

Plastic Bag Free Day infographic for July 3


June 23, 2023: Texas Shores article with TAMUG Professor for the Department of Marine Biology, Dr. Anna Armitage

Click on the link below to read the article in the magazine featuring Dr. Anna Armitage.

Read More about Dr. Anna Armitage's research


June 11, 2023: TAMUG Sea Life Facility Manager Katie St. Clair interviewed for a nationwide news article

To read the full article in the Washington Post containing Katie's interview, click on the link below.

Read More about TAMUG Sea Life Facility Manager Katie St. Clair

2022-2023 Archives
2022-2023 Archives

April 8, 2023: Join us in congratulating our Mooney Research Excellence Recipient!

Mooney Excellence Annoucement


Pre-2022 Archives
Pre-2022 Archives

Travis Mooney

January 27, 2020: Initial Funding Awarded to the Texas A&M University at Galveston Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research

Dr. Christopher Marshall was awarded a state wildlife grant for TPWD, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, to tag turtles in Galveston Bay. The Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research team plan to attach satellite and acoustic tags turtles in the bay and coastal areas to study population demographics, movements in the system, and habitat needs and uses.

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December 9, 2019: NSF Research team is studying Hurrican Risk Predication in a Changing Climate

Texas A&M and Texas A&M Galveston researchers will be part of a team using historical and long-term reconstructions of hurricane activity in the western North Atlantic to ultimately improve hurricane preparedness and resilience.

Led by Dr. Jeffrey Donnelly of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the team includes leading researchers in hurricanes, flooding, and coastal geomorphology. Dr. Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Kristopher Karnauskas of the University of Colorado Boulder, Dr. Ning Lin of Princeton University; Dr. Robert Korty, associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University; and Dr. Peter van Hengstum, associate professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston, who holds a joint appointment in the Texas A&M Department of Oceanography, make up the research team.

See some quotes from the article below.

“Changes to hurricane activity in the coming century have the potential to substantially impact the entire economic landscape of American coastal regions,” Korty said. “We know that storms in a warming climate carry increased risks of flooding in a general sense, but our ability to predict how quickly these hazards are changing has been hampered by an incomplete understanding of how variability in ocean circulations interacts with the changing climate.” 

“Blue holes are collapsed caves that create a perfect trap for sediments in the coastal zone,” Van Hengstum said. “Hurricane passage deposits a distinct sand layer in the blue hole, so the sediments preserved at the bottom of blue holes preserve a library of hurricane events not recorded in any other way."

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Ecological Patterns in Anchialine Caves

Can you imagine being in a dark, narrow cave, thousands of feet from the entrance? Or being in a cavern that is completely flooded?  Well, this is what Fernando Calderón-Gutiérrez, a Ph.D. student here at Texas A&M University at Galveston, loves doing.  He scuba-dives into anchialine caves (coastal caves flooded with seawater) in his native Mexico to study the creatures living inside; which tell stories of the formation and connectivity of these places. 

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Global Engagement Grant

Texas A&M University is on a mission to be a leader globally through its efforts in transformational teaching, discovery, innovation, and impact. In 2017, Texas A&M announced the Abroad: Global Engagement Plan, which outlines their intentions to empower faculty, improve experiential learning, and enhance operations and partnership collaborations through international experiences. As part of the plan, the Global Engagement Grant (GEG) program was established to create innovative initiatives that incorporate a significant international experience for students that includes a high impact experiential learning or research activity. The Maritime Business Administration-Liberal Studies-School of Law Maritime Global Engagement Initiative is one of the four funded proposals.

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Interview with Dr. Philip Matich

Want to know more about Dr. Philip Matich of the Marine Biology Department? Read more about him Click hereto learn more about Dr. Philip Matich.


French Business Delegation Visits TAMUG

Business France is a national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. They are responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. In efforts to promote and expand French companies, business images, and nationwide attractiveness, Business France established a delegation on a partnership mission to North America. One of their partnership locations was Texas A&M University at Galveston. 

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Interview with Dr. Ana Sirovic

Want to know more about Dr. Ana Sirovic of the Marine Biology Department? Read more about her Click hereto learn more about Dr. Ana Sirovic.


Student Research: Tom Tinhan

For Tom Tinhan, the opportunity to work with Dr. Wells in the Shark Biology and Fisheries Science Lab, and learn more about the biology and ecology of sharks and bony fishes, were among the deciding factors that led him to choose Texas A&M University at Galveston for his PhD program. 

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