Category Archives: Updates

2016 Grand Challenge Mini-Symposia

Since 2014, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has hosted their annual Grand Challenge Mini-Symposia to encourage networking among Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and increase awareness of faculty research areas. Faculty are encouraged to use the networking relationships formed at the mini-symposium to build teams to address projects related to the College’s Grand Challenges. We are happy to announce that the 2016 Grand Challenge Mini-Symposia will be held on May 18 & 19 in the AgriLife Center. ***Please RSVP at: The mini-symposia will represent four areas of broad interest across our faculty:… Read More →

Texas A&M AgriLife Conference: Grand Challenges Update & Review

During the College General Session at the 2015 Texas A&M AgriLife Conference, attendees received updates on the three funded integrative faculty teams. The new spring 2014 mini-symposia topics were also introduced. For those unable to attend the conference, the video below contains the Grand Challenge update and review.

Grand Challenge Grants Awarded, Mini-Symposia Selected

Dear College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty: As 2014 comes to an end, I would like to update the College on the substantial progress we’ve made this semester with the Grand Challenges. I am pleased to announce the College has awarded Grand Challenge Grants to three integrative faculty teams. Each team will receive $75,000 per year for a two-year period. The teams receiving funding are: The Root/Rhizosphere Interface: Key to Feeding Our World, Protecting Our Environment, Improving our Health; Project Director: Dr. Leland S. Pierson III Feeding… Read More →

Grand Challenge Mini-Symposia Update

Dear College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty: Thank you to everyone from the College and the Texas A&M AgriLife agencies who participated in the recent Grand Challenges Mini-Symposia. Videos of each session have been posted on the Grand Challenges website and you are encouraged to view them to learn more, particularly if you were unable to attend. The mini-symposia represented six areas of broad interest across our faculty: The Energy Complex and its Interactions with Food, the Environment and Society STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education… Read More →

Grand Networks for Grand Challenges