Texas A&M University (TAMU) is located in College Station, Texas, which 90 miles northwest of Houston. TAMU is home to more than 50,000 students, ranking as the sixth-largest university in the country, with more than 360,000 former students worldwide. TAMU holds membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 61 institutions with this distinction.
A world leader in teaching and research, TAMU is one of a select few universities in the nation to hold land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant designations. TAMU conducts research valued at more than $705 million annually, currently ranking among the top 20 universities nationally and third behind only MIT and the University of California at Berkeley for universities without medical schools. The University has an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, which ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall.
GIScience at Texas A&M University
As a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant University, GIScience permeates every College within TAMU. Researchers from multiple TAMU Colleges routinely collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to work on basic, applied, and translational research projects leveraging spatial perspectives to tackle hard problems that improve the human condition.
To name just a small sampling, GIScience researchers at TAMU have interests that span Biostatics and Spatial Epidemiology in the TAMU School of Rural Public Health;
Physical Geography, Human Geography, Biogeography, GIS, Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Geology and Geophysics, and Oceanography in the TAMU College of Geosciences;
and Ecosystem Science and Management, Spatial Sciences, Range-land Management, and Entomology in the TAMU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The web pages within this section detail the research and education activities of the TAMU students, staff, and faculty as well as describe the facilities supported by and available to each of these constituents.
A few of the most recent and upcoming TAMU GIScience notable highlights include:
Cristy Swann, Graduate Student in Geography, wins the Best Student Paper Award at the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SWAAG) Annual Meeting
Daniel Goldberg, Assistant Professor of Geography, organizes the 2013 AAG Student Honors Paper Competition of the Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group
Steven Quiring, Associate Professor of Geography, wins a $486,000 NSF CAREER Award for a drought-prediction system for the United States' Great Plains region
Chris Houser, Associate Professor of Geography, wins a $550,000 NSF REU Award to expose undergrads to physical geography research in Costa Rica
Texas A&M University UCGIS Delegates and Contact Information
Primary Delegate - Daniel Goldberg, Assistant Professor of Geography
Phone: (979) 862-3551
Alternate Delegate - Michael Bishop, Professor of Geography
Phone: (979) 845-7998