After an 11-year hiatus, Texas A&M University has a new online publication that showcases the school’s far-ranging research efforts.
Titled research@Texas A&M, the digital magazine is produced by Research Communications and Public Relations in the Division of Research.
Mark A. Barteau, vice president for research at Texas A&M, said the publication is much-needed considering Texas A&M’s international reputation for outstanding research.
“We want to keep our readers coming back for more by sharing appealing, visually inviting stories and videos,” Barteau said. “Whether ‘more’ means eagerly reading future issues, visiting the research.tamu.edu website frequently, diving deeper into cutting edge research on topics of interest, or reaching in to tap Texas A&M experts, we want to stimulate our readers within the Aggie family and around the world. I get to enjoy one of the best vantage points there is to watch the discoveries that our students and faculty make every day. Those stories are too good not to share – as we hope that our readers will agree.”
Susan Wolff, director of research communications and public relations and editor of the new publication, said it is Texas A&M’s first research magazine since Advance, which was published for several years and ended in 2010.
“With the Texas A&M research enterprise reaching the $1 billion mark in expenditures for 2020, we felt that now was a good time to let our faculty, staff, and students, peer institutions, former students and members of the A&M System, local community, and citizens of Texas know about some of the ground-breaking research that is performed at Texas A&M,” she said.
Story ideas from the university’s colleges and schools are welcomed for future issues, but not unsolicited articles.
“We tried to present projects that would be interesting to a lay person, show the impact of Texas A&M’s research, and to represent as many of our colleges as possible,” Wolff said.
The digital publication is being distributed to faculty, staff and students at Texas A&M, Texas A&M at Galveston, Texas A&M at Qatar and the Texas A&M-affiliated agencies in the Brazos Valley.
In addition, it is also sent to Texas A&M’s peer institutions — those that like Texas A&M are consistently nationally ranked in numerous academic areas of study, as well as the A&M System and The Association of Former Students for distribution to their audiences and high school guidance counselors in Texas.
Though it is now in a digital-only format, Barteau said, the magazine might one day include a printed piece “as a leave-behind to spread awareness of the research powerhouse that is Texas A&M.”
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