In this episode of AROUND TEXAS WITH CHANCELLOR JOHN SHARP we visit Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, where nursing professors are using virtual reality and a simulation lab to train students for the real world.
“The threat of not having a Corps of Cadets is something that everyone was worried about,” says Genesis Hatten, member of the Corps.
Hatten and other students worked closely in 2020 and 2021 with Commandant Joe Ramirez and Texas A&M University officials to ensure that COVID-19 would not derail Corp activities as the coronavirus threatened the country.
Alex Richter, a mechanical engineering student at Texas A&M University, designed and fabricated acrylic barriers to help protect students and staff at a local grade school from COVID-19 infection. He made the barriers at the Automated Fabrication & Design Laboratory at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas.
Texas A&M is creating a new kind of physician: one with an engineering mindset to quickly find solutions to today’s most pressing medical problems. Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D. & M.D. and head of Engineering Health, calls them “physicianeers” who are going to change the future of medical education.
In four years, graduates of this new and unique program will earn M.D.s and master’s degrees in Engineering from Texas A&M.
Texas A&M is rolling out the newest autonomous vehicle technology to bring health care to rural Texans, said Dr. Wei Li, Ph.D., professor of urban planning at Texas A&M.
The van will take you to the doctor or bring a doctor to you by way of a telehealth video conference. They are starting with Nolanville, Texas, but more communities could be added soon.
“It is basically a doctor’s office on wheels,” said Texas A&M student Will Bennett.
The “Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach” program, or VERO, is a partnership between the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and West Texas A&M University. Set in the Texas Panhandle, VERO’s 2+2 program involves two years of study at West Texas A&M and two years in College Station. It also will provide veterinarians to fill spots the nation’s most productive animal agricultural region.