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Force Forms Are Going Online This Fall

Force forms will be online starting this fall. The link given will be available beginning November 12, 2015. Please submit force forms online this fall.

International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation

International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation (ISEF) awards International Livestock Congress travel fellowships each year to senior-level undergraduates and graduate students currently enrolled in accredited colleges of universities. Information can be found at the ISEF website.

Howdy Farm Internship Applications - Now Open

The Howdy Farm is now accepting applications for Spring 2016 interns. Applicants will be selected based on availability, experience, and passion to fulfill the mission of the farm. Experience is not necessary to apply, as long as you possess the ability to take initiative and have a willingness to learn. Applications are due by Friday, November 6th. To learn more about the program and the requirements please visit this link:

Office of Sustainability


The Office of Sustainability is searching for Spring 2016 interns to help increase awareness and education about the growing field of sustainability and every day sustainable practices. Sustainability encompasses environmental, economic, and social aspects, and encourages the use of critical thinking skills to come up with long term solutions to societies biggest problems. Sustainability’s interdisciplinary approach to problem solving makes it perfect for students in any undergraduate major on campus.

The position description and internship application are linked.  Application materials (Internship Application, Resume, Cover Letter) are due by Noon on Monday, November 16th, 2015 and should be sent to or dropped off at the General Services Complex, Suite 1801.

Fish Camp Namesake Nominations


Namesake nominations for Fish Camp 2016 are now being accepted! A Namesake has the great honor of being both a support and a resource for the counselors and freshmen. We encourage you to nominate someone who you feel should be honored and respected for impacting Texas A&M University in a positive way. To nominate someone for Namesake please go to: ***Nominations are due November 18th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST***

International Student Mentor Association


The International Student Mentor Association has opened their mentor applications for next spring. Who are we? We are an organization dedicated to helping incoming international students transition to Texas A&M via semester long mentorships. We start recruiting members at this time of the semester because we need to prepare you before the international students arrive in January. If you love to learn about new cultures, meet lots of different interesting people and serve the Texas A&M community, this is the right organization for you! In addition, we put on socials and cultural parties throughout the semester. These socials are often based around American or Aggie traditions, such as American football and Thanksgiving. This is a great way to broaden your social network and even learn something about your own country!

If you would like to know more about what we do, you can come to our informational Monday, November 9th from 6pm-6:30pm in Rudder 401. The application can be found on our website:!forms/i75hf. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at and we'll get back to you right away!
We look forward to seeing you! Applications will close at midnight on November 18th. Interview times will be posted shortly after, which will be held on November 21 and 22.

Thanks & Gig 'Em,


Costa Rica Biomedical Sciences Information Session

Attention all pre-health students. Are you interested in studying abroad in Costa Rica without falling behind in your degree plan?

If so consider the Costa Rica Biomedical Semester and join us at an information session on Tuesday, November 17th at 5PM in Room 102 VMS.

The information session will include faculty from the program both in person and by internet (Costa Rica). We will also have students from the current 2015 program talking to us live via video conference. You can ask directly how they see the program and how it fits in to their academic schedules!

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about this successful program and ask any questions you may have about the work and fun that comprise this full semester in Costa Rica.

For more information visit our program web page at or contact the Study Abroad office (979) 845-0544 or Nykkiesha Starr

Walk In Advising for Pre-registration

We will take sign ins on a first come, first serve basis. Please be prepared to wait up to 90 minutes depending upon the volume of students needing assistance. Sign in times for the dates below are 9-11:30 and 1:30-3:30. We will see students according to the classifications listed. Classifications will be checked against Howdy and are your current classification as listed under the “My Information” link in the “myrecord” tab in Howdy. Meeting times are for no more than 15 minutes and students requiring more advising should plan ahead by scheduling an appointment through our online appointment scheduler.

  • U4 and Honors: 11/11/15
  • U3 11/13/15
  • U2 11/16/15
  • U1 11/18/15
  • U1-U4 11/24/15

Undergraduate Degree Planner

Students who started at Texas A&M Fall 2014 - You will be required to complete an undergraduate degree plan through Howdy.  This planner must be submitted AND approved by Wednesday, September 30.  If this is not completed, you will have a hold placed on your account on Thursday, October 1 until this is completed.  This hold will prevent you from register for classes for the Spring 2016 semester.

Students who started at Texas A&M Fall 2013 - You will be required to complete a yearly undergraduate degree plan through Howdy.  The submission window will open on Sunday, March 1.  This planner must be submitted AND approved by Wednesday, September 30.  If this is not completed, you will have a hold placed on your account on Thursday, October 1 until this is completed.  This hold will prevent you from register for classes for the Spring 2016 semester.

Undergraduate Degree Planner Help offered through Transition Academic Programs

Seniors Graduating Summer or Fall 2015

If you have not already done so, you will need to complete a degree audit with either Dr. Henry Huebner or Dave Kincaid as well as set up a pre-registration advising session before registering for your final semester(s) of coursework.  This can be completed in one advising appointment.

Schedule an Appointment With a BIMS Advisor

To schedule your appointment, please use the Online Appointment Scheduler.

Please do not make appointments after 5:00 pm for the next day. As our office closes at 5:00 pm, we will not have your folder pulled and your information gathered in time for the appointment. We thank you for this courtesy to our staff.

HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Students at U.S. Schools

In order to encourage more medical, dental, and veterinary students to pursue academic and research careers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers an outstanding year-long training program for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in combined professional degree/PhD programs are not eligible to apply.

For 2nd and 3rd Year Students:

  • HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States except federal government agencies. HHMI will award 60 fellowships in 2016.

Additional Medical Fellows conducting research in the following areas may be supported by organizations partnering with HHMI:

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy research (Partner: Duchenne Research Fund);
  • Epilepsy research (Partner: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy);
  • HIV or TB research (Partner: K-RITH);
  • Inherited retinal degenerative disease research (Partner: Foundation Fighting Blindness);
  • Orthopaedic research (Partner: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation);
  • Parkinson's disease research (Partner: Parkinson's Disease Foundation);
  • Preclinical research in interventional radiology (Partner: Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation);
  • Veterinary student research (Partner: Burroughs Wellcome Fund).

For the 2016-2017 program year, Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend; a $5,500 fellow’s allowance for health, dental and vision insurance and some education-related expenses; and a $5,500 research allowance for research-related enrichment activities and some research costs. The Competition System is open and the application deadline is January 11, 2016.

  • The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia offers students with an interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus, a world-class research center in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 2, 2015 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.
  • The Medical Research Fellows Program at K-RITH is targeted to students interested in conducting research in HIV, TB, or co-infection in a state-of-the-art research institute at the heart of the TB and HIV epidemics in Durban, South Africa. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 2, 2015 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.

For further information, visit: or e-mail