At A Glance

University and College Awards

Student Employees of the Year

Welch Equipment Grant

Slate Group Printing Tour

Water Quality Outreach


Dates to Remember

May 11: Donuts with the Dean and Commencement

Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

2023 - 2024 Awards

Departmental Awards:

Instructional Responsibilities:

Dr. Kevin Williams,

Richard and Mary West Traylor Professor

and Associate Professor of Agricultural Education

Dr. David Khan, Paul Engler Professor

of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biochemistry

Dr. Maitreyee Mukherjee,

Assistant Professor of Biology

Young Faculty:

Dr. Emilie Baker,

Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Dr. Juganta Roy,

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Joshua Brown,

Assistant Professor of Biology

Professional Service:

Dr. Tanner Robertson, Associate Professor

of Agricultural Media and Communication

Dr. David Craig, Associate Professor of Physics

Dr. Ray Matlack, James A. "Buddy" Davidson Professor of Wildlife Biology

and Professor of Biology

Intellectual Contributions:

Dr. Ty Lawrence, Caviness Davis Distinguished Chair and Professor of Animal Science and Director of the Beef Carcass Research Center

Dr. Nick Flynn, Professor of Biochemistry

Dr. Naruki Hiranuma,

 Associate Professor

of Environmental Science

WTAMU 2023 - 2024 Academic Awards

Dr. Ty Lawrence, Caviness Davis Distinguished Chair and Professor of Animal Science and Director of the Beef Carcass Research Center, was the recipient of the West Texas A&M University Intellectual Contributions award.

Few faculty are excellent teachers,

researchers and also sought after by industry

to solve problems. This combination

makes Dr. Ty Lawrence an excellent mentor

to all students and especially graduate students

as they prepare for careers!

-Dr. Kevin Pond, Dean

Student Employee of the Year Ceremony

WT's Office of Career and Professional Development hosted the Student Employee of the Year reception where the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Employees of the Year

and 12 of 33 nominees were students in the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences!

We are proud of the work ethic exhibited by our students recognized by offices all across campus!

Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year

Caden Bonilla, Sr. Biology

Orientation and Academic Success

Graduate Student Employee of the Year

Zane Platter, M.S. Animal Science

Department of Agricultural Sciences

The Welch Foundation Equipment Grant

Dr. Nick Flynn, Professor of Biochemistry, and Dr. Shiquan Tao, Professor of Chemistry,

were recently awarded a $75,000 equipment grant from The Welch Foundation,

one of the nation's largest private funding sources for basic chemical research.

The proposal was titled "GC-MS Instrument for WT Chemical Research."

Congratulations to Dr. Flynn, as this is his third award since the beginning of the fiscal year!

Dr. Nick Flynn

Dr. Shiquan Tao

Learn About The Welch Foundation

Slate Group Printing Tour

Dr. Tanner Robertson, Associate Professor of Agricultural Media and Communication,

is the instructor of AGRI*4380, Capstone in Agricultural Media and Communication.

In this course, students write stories, create advertisements and capture content

to piece together to create the Department of Agricultural Science's magazine: The Brand.

As part of the course, students got the opportunity to tour Slate Group,

a multi-faceted printing company in Lubbock.

While on the tour, students learned the process of printing and packaging magazines and print materials.

Water Quality Outreach with Dr. Erik Crosman

Dr. Erik Crosman, Assistant Department Head and Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, recently visited Benji Wall's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

classes at Austin Middle School in Amarillo.

In the classes, Dr. Crosman taught approximately 55 students about water quality

and the Lake Meredith Water Quality and Microbiology study at WT.

Dr. Crosman also did some hands-on demonstrations

 with professional quality sensors on water salinity, conductivity and pH.


In Case you Missed It

Grant to Improve STEM Education

for Underrepresented Students

Ranchland Gift Secures Location for New WT Research Feedlot

Top WT Students, Others Honored at End-of-Year Ceremony

WT Scientists Taking Part

in Research into

Costly Cattle Liver Abscesses

Annie Valicek, Student Regent,

Sr. Agricultural Business

and Economics, featured on I Am WT Podcast

A Moment with Mrs. Bachman

Pond's Ponder

In the last few weeks, we have lost people who have positively left their mark on this world and particularly on the trajectory of our University and College.

We will highlight some of their impacts in future issues of the Buff Brief.

Loss makes us realize just how precious and fragile life can be.

Take time this week to acknowledge and thank those who have made impacts on you.

It's never too early to express those thoughts and if you are too late,

you lose the opportunity forever.

Act now and frequently.

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