Bilingual Education Student De la Garza Selected as A&M Undergraduate Research Ambassador

From 2013-14, Bilingual Education undergraduate student Anna De la Garza was an invaluable participant in a Teaching, Learning and Culture department group research project.

The project, led by TLAC graduate student Tracey Hodges in collaboration with faculty members Erin McTigue and April Douglass and graduate students Nancy Weber and Katherine Wright, investigated the impact of TLAC W-courses on students’ self-efficacy for writing. Anna worked in many aspects of the research process, including survey creation, pilot testing and conducting classroom observations.

Aggies Commit to Transforming Lives Celebration

On April 24, the College of Education and Human Development held a reception to honor the new class of Transforming Lives Fellows and to celebrate the activities associated with the college Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Aggies Commit to Transforming Lives.

“This event is special because it highlights the many Aggies Commit activities taking place in the college,” said Dr. George Cunningham, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. “We are also able to hear from faculty and students how these high impact learning experiences are positively impacting them.”

Science Education Student Designs Earthquake Game for Disaster Recovery

With the recent earthquakes in California and Chile, disaster recovery is no fun at all. But thanks to a board game designed by science education doctoral student Abigail Perkins, communities may have a fun way to prepare for recovery after an earthquake.

Senior Emily Albus Sets Sights on Teaching Career

Emily Albus, Texas A&M University senior in the department of Teaching, Learning and Culture is also center fielder for the university’s softball team. In 2013, she was awarded the Hammer Strength All-American Athlete Award, voted 2014 team captain by her peers, holds four of the softball program’s six records in the weight room and is ranked among the top 10 Texas A&M players for career stolen bases. Her coaches believe she is an inspiring leader and her actions demonstrate the Texas A&M University’s core values.