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This is the "wpengine" admin user that our staff uses to gain access to your admin area to provide support and troubleshooting. It can only be accessed by a button in our secure log that auto generates a password and dumps that password after the staff member has logged in. We have taken extreme measures to ensure that our own user is not going to be misused to harm any of our clients sites.

Board of Regents recognize Binayak Mohanty and Saqib Mukhtar

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has honored 10 professors and seven fellows within the A&M System as Regents Professor or Regents Fellow for 2013-14. “The Regents Awards allow us to show our outstanding faculty and researchers that we value their contribution to the A&M System,” said Board Chairman Phil Adams. “The recipients come from different backgrounds and areas of expertise, but the common thread they have is their dedication to their professions and the A&M System.” “This is an excellent opportunity… Read More →

Austin Trainings offered to irrigation professionals

Expert: Winter is the time to prepare for spring, summer conservation measures Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Two trainings to help professional irrigators and water conservation staff save water will be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Feb. 24-25 at the Lower Colorado River Authority Dalchau Service Center, 3505 Montropolis Drive, Austin. “Over 1,100 community water systems are currently affected by drought and water restrictions, including many in the Central and South Central regions of the state,” said Charles Swanson, AgriLife Extension irrigation specialist,… Read More →

Design of its time brings architectural heritage into ultra-modern college classroom

Initially, it was all about deferred maintenance – a catch phrase for everything that needs to be done to an old building in the way of air conditioning, electricity and plumbing just to make it function in modern times, Dr. Steve Searcy recalls. But those routine efforts literally unfolded the former glory of Scoates Hall on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, and that changed maintenance into makeover. For 35 years, Searcy has walked Scoates Hall from classrooms to his office, past the leaded stained glass,… Read More →

Sandun Fernando receives Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for teaching

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Sandun Fernando of the Texas A&M University System’s biological and agricultural engineering department, College Station, has been awarded a 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in teaching. The award was presented Jan. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held at Texas A&M University in College Station. The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence were established in 1980 to recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife and provide opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those honored. Fernando has… Read More →

BAEN Newsletter – December 2014

With the last issue of 2014, the BAEN family wishes you a great holiday season. We truly appreciate your feedback and hearing from you. Please keep doing that throughout 2015. The new year brings us the BAEN Centennial celebration with many activities highlighted in this issue of the newsletter. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Holidays! Congratulations to our Fall graduates! BAEN Newsletter – December 2014

Two Lubbock-based Texas A&M AgriLife staffers garner national recognition

LUBBOCK – Helping farmers to better use microirrigation systems to sustainably irrigate their land during dry times has earned national recognition for two Texas A&M AgriLife staffers at Lubbock. Dr. Dana Porter, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural engineering specialist-irrigation and water management, and Jim Bordovsky, Texas A&M AgriLife Research irrigation engineer, were honored with the 2014 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research Award. The Lubbock team was among 19 land-grant universities honored for their collaborative efforts during the awards program held at the Association of Public… Read More →

Aggie 100 Honorees for 2014

The Aggie 100 recognizes the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world, and is sponsored by Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. Two businesses owned by graduates of the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering were recognized by the Aggie 100. Sam Hickey, ’02 AGSM, and his wife Tara ‘02, were recognized for their firm,Creekstone Custom Living and Outdoors, being included in the 2014 Aggie 100 list. Creekstone was ranked 21st in the 2014 list. Jason Schickedanz ’98 AGSM, and his wife Amber ’00,… Read More →

BAEN Newsletter – September 2014

The BAEN family has literally been moving around Scoates Hall. Nevertheless, this issue has not slowed down our faculty, students, and staff and they keep us proud with their impressive achievements.” Now that the Phase I of the renovation project has been completed, I hope you find this issue of the BAEN newsletter informative and it inspires you to submit news of your own. We would really love to hear from you. Until the fall. Read Newsletter

Scaling the Vadose Zone

By: Angel Futrell Professor named College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Chair in Hydrologic Engineering and Sciences for his research under the Earth’s surface Upon walking into his office, visitors first notice the boxes. It’s the look of an office in transition; a temporary home not quite lived in, yet fully occupied for countless hours each week, far beyond the 40-hour minimum. Past the look of displacement is a picture of his family, a reminder that while his research is important, it’s not the sole purpose of his… Read More →

AgriLife Specialist: Need to recycle water? ‘Give the ground first shot at it’

Dr. Anish Jantrania will focus on sustainable and intelligent water infrastructure Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – The key to solving some of Texas’ water shortage problems may be as simple as teaching homeowners and cities how to efficiently and cleanly return wastewater to the ground, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist. Jantrania is the new wastewater specialist at the Blackland Research and Extension Center in Temple. His emphasis, according to his website bio, will be to develop “a statewide AgriLife Extension education and research program… Read More →