Coffee Conversations is designed to bring those "in the know" about current topics and events impacting Texas A&M together with those who want to know more. These workshops are open to the campus community. Everyone is welcome!
Emergency Operations and Response Protocols at Texas A&M University. Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes during a campus crisis? Get an in-depth look into how Texas A&M University prepares and responds to emergency situations on campus.
Presenters: Monica Weintraub, Emergency Management Coordinator, Texas A&M University Office of Safety and Security, and Allan Baron, Lieutenant, Texas A&M University Police Department
Come learn about Texas A&M’s preeminent research in the field of genetic engineering and assisted reproduction in animals. Dr. Kraemer, the first scientist to successfully transfer nonhuman primate embryos resulting in offspring, and his long-time collaborator Dr. Westhusin, are no strangers to controversy! They will share their pioneering research in cloning and explain how the reproductive sciences research performed at Texas A&M is helping to produce disease resistant livestock and even preserve endangered species.
Presenter: Dr. Duane Kraemer and Dr. Mark Westhusin, Collaborators in the Texas A&M Reproductive Science Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
From leading edge discovery in the laboratory to dynamic classroom experiences and the compassionate care provided in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, learn how Texas A&M is leading the way in shaping the future of veterinary medical education and veterinary medicine. Also learn about One Health, a recently designated grand challenge by Texas A&M University.
Presenters: Dr. Eleanor M. Green, Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Protecting Our Coast: The Texas Sea Grant Program: From teaching aboard its innovative floating classroom to supporting hurricane preparedness and protecting the Texas coast, the Texas Sea Grant promotes the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources. Hear its director, a marine scientist with particular expertise in sea turtle research, describe A&M’s leadership in marine-related education and research for the benefit of the economy and environment.
Presenter: Dr. Pamela Plotkin, Director, Texas Sea Grant Program
Texas A&M College of Architecture: Enhancing the Quality of Life and Place in the Natural, Built, and Virtual Environments
Texas A&M College of Architecture: Enhancing the Quality of Life and Place in the Natural, Built, and Virtual Environments. Regarded as one of the premier design research institutions in the world, the Texas A&M College of Architecture is at the forefront of research, creative work, and scholarship, of learning and teaching, and of engagement with practice through outreach and service, within the natural, the built, and the virtual environments. Learn about its innovative programs that range from urban planning and landscape architecture, through architecture and construction science, to visualization and fine arts.
Presenter: Dr. Jorge Vanegas, Dean, Texas A&M College of Architecture