Aggies in government, education grants and more
Aggies in government, education grants and more
Howdy, Advocates!
Today is Election Day! If you did not particpate in early voting, I highly encourage you to get out and vote today. You can find your polling location and what's on the ballot here. In Texas, the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Later in the month, The Association is looking forward to welcoming nearly 2,700 students into the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center to receive their Aggie Rings! Our staff is taking necessary precautions to ensure a safe Ring delivery.  
Every week, we are highlighting our #AggiesInGovernment on social media. If you haven't seen these posts, you can check out the spotlight on Houston native Reilly Knecht ’19 at
In the Aggie Spirit, 
Jordyn Steinberger ’17

Health and Human Services chief of staff visits with Texas A&M System in D.C.

Thanks and gig ‘em to Brian Harrison ’04 for visiting the Texas A&M System Office in D.C.! Brian is the chief of staff at U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) and coordinates with the White House, other agencies, and HHS divisions central to the COVID-19 response.
To read more about Brian, click here

Faculty bring in $23M+ in education grants to end September

Faculty in the College of Education and Human Development are making great gains toward changing the world of education for the better. In the last week of September, faculty brought in more than $23 million in grants to support various research projects across the college.
To finish the article, click here.

Texas A&M law professor named MacArthur Fellow

Texas A&M School of Law professor Thomas W. Mitchell has been named a 2020 fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for his work in reforming laws and developing policy solutions that help disadvantaged families deprived of their land, homes and real estate wealth. 
To learn more about Mitchell and the award, click here.

Texas A&M System tapped to lead U.S. in hypersonic research

Texas A&M's first-class expertise in hypersonic research and ability to manage complex projects are being rewarded with a five-year, $20 million per-year contract from the Department of Defense.
Click here to learn more about how an A&M System agency will lead the national consortium.

Researchers create robots that can transform their wheels into legs

A team of researchers is creating mobile robots for military applications that can determine, with or without human intervention, whether wheels or legs are more suitable to travel across terrains. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has partnered with A&M engineering professor Kiju Lee to to enhance these robots’ ability to self-sufficiently travel through urban military environments.
Learn more about the project here.

Silver Taps to return to Academic Plaza

Tonight at 10:30, one of A&M’s oldest traditions will return to Academic Plaza as Aggies honor two fellow students who passed away in the previous month. A&M had moved Silver Taps to a virtual format Sept. 1 and Oct. 6, but determined last month after a review of COVID-19 data that future Silver Taps could be held in person. Silver Taps will be held tonight in Academic Plaza, with social distancing and face coverings required, as well as online at, for two members of the Class of 2020. Learn more here
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