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It is a sad fact that there is a limited amount of room on our homepage for news, so we classify the contents of this page as information that is "just too good to throw away."  Here you will find important information about research projects, publications, appointments, awards and recognitions, and other items of interest that have been posted on the SRS website in the past.  The most recent additions are at the top of the page.


Congratulations to Emily Hunt

  She signed an agreement with Aggie Venture Fund for a first-time exclusive license and patent rights agreement for the commercialization of her research on Nanostructured Metallic Alloys for Antibacterial Application.­ See the Newschannel10 report here.

Click here and look at what Emily Hunt's students are doing in their mechanical engineering design class!

WT Student Researchers in the News

   A group of West Texas A&M University environmental science students was in the news for their work with the black-footed ferret, an endangered species that was once native to our area.­ Read the Globe-News article here.

WTAMU Secures Two Highly Competitive NSF MRI Awards - Click here for more information!

­­­­   A team of WTAMU scientists led by David Parker and Gary Barbee have received a Major Research Instrumentation Grant from the National Science Foundation.­ Read about the MRI grant in this Amarillo Globe article.

­­­­   The National Science Foundation has awarded West Texas A&M University a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant totaling $371,700 for the purchase of a state-of-the-art, 400 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer as a unique educational and research tool for the Texas Panhandle.­ Read more about the MRI here.­ See news video about the MRI here.

Congratulations to Jorge Granados, previous recipient of the President's Undergraduate Summer Research grant and the Graduate Student Research grant: Jorge has now been awarded the prestigious Pathways to the Doctorate Fellowship in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.  To read an article Jorge wrote about his experience with research at WT, click here. Jorge's faculty mentor is Dr. Matthew Kuennen.
Emily Hunt and Texas Tech professor Michelle Pantoya have published a second children's book, "Designing Dandelions."  It is attracting attention, including a recent article in the Amarillo Globe-News and "First Bell," a newsletter from the American Society for Engineering Education.
The College of Education and Social Sciences at West Texas A&M University is now home to the WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities. Read about the new Center here.
Chad Holliday was recently interviewed by HigherEdJobs about his career as an artist and teacher.  Read the Holliday article here.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the new advanced wind turbine test facility at Nance Ranch.  Read, see and hear more about this UL/WTAMU project by clicking here.

WTAMU Marks Historic Scientific Accomplishment with Cloned Calves

Want a brief overview of some of the research projects being conducted at WT?  Read this summary by Executive Director Kaaren Downey, recently published in the Canyon News.

David Khan did a great interview with KVII-TV, Amarillo's ABC affiliate.  WT receives a great benefit from faculty members' willingness to be interviewed. See the video and text of the interview here.

Hats off to Dr. Keith Price for being featured in an article in the February 2012 issue of American Jails - The Magazine of the American Jail Association. The article discusses the WTAMU criminal justice curriculum which prepares students to meet the challenges presented by Latin American offenders and is a product of our Go Global initiatives in Mexico.

On November 30, 2011, Dr. Mike Brown served as an expert presenter for the American Society of Animal Science in a meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency discussing the impacts of feed management on manure composition of beef and dairy cattle, with particular focus on distiller's dried grains. This meeting is the second in a series of science based programs being offered to EPA personnel. The first program dealt with the evolution of the animal agriculture industry and the challenges of meeting global food security. Additional programs are expected in the future.

Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, professor of biology, was quoted extensively in an Amarillo Globe-News article on asthma. Read about his work with the Burkhard Spore Trap and with the development of an air purifier.

Dr. Byungik Chang vies for research opportunity with TXDOT.  Here is the Amarillo Globe News article.

Congratulations to Dr. Gene Carlisle and WT graduate Mikail E. Abbasov. Their paper, "Effects of Carbon Nanotubes on Electro-optical Properties of Dye-doped Nematic Liquid Crystal" was accepted for publication by the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. Carlisle is a chemistry professor at WT and Abbasov (M.S. in chemistry) is a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M.

Congratulations to Dr. Shiquan Tao, recently named as the Ross W. Wilson Chair in Chemistry. See more on Dr. Tao's story here. Dr. Tao's work (in fiber optics and air quality research) was also featured in a recent article in the Amarillo Globe News.  Read the article here.

Dr. Leslie Dalton's work on tinnitus was featured in a recent article in the Amarillo Globe News.  Read the article here.

Research Connection Issue 7, September 2012

Research Connection Issue 6, March 2012

Research Connection Issue 5, December 2011

Research Connection Issue 4, September 2011

Research Connection Issue 3, March 2011

Research Connection Issue 2, December 2010

Research Connection Issue 1 September 2010

Did you see the article on Amarillo.com about our own "Indiana Jones," Jim RogersHere it is.

Congratulations to Jim Rogers and Musa Jafar for the publication of their paper, “Superfund Site Analysis Using Web 2.0 Technologies” published April 16, 2010 in the Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, Vol. 3, Issue 6.

5 Common Mistakes That Will Sink Your Grant

Congratulations are in order for Emily Hunt and Pamela Lockwood for being featured in a news article published on TEES’s website. This article highlights their leadership in projects that have awarded more than 75 scholarships for WT students!

And Beyond the "What's New" Archive

Here are a few items that were around before the "What's New?" column.  We believe them worthy of archiving.

An article posted June 7, 2006, features Neal Latman discussing WT's biomedical instrumentation and technology program.

Here's an article from February, 2005 on work done by Neal Latman and his students.