The Ecology & Evolutionary program is a fantastic interdisciplinary group at A&M that will officially kick-off as a graduate program very soon (link).
This summer the EEB program offered for the first time the ‘Open Source for Open Science’ workshop, a free summer workshop featuring an introduction to R, *nix commands, and open source GIS (link). The workshop was a success, with more than 80 (!) participants. I taught the *nix (Unix-based systems, such as Linux) commands session, which was a great teaching experience and an excellent way to expand my *nix commands toolkit. Special thanks to Rebecca Clark, postdoc in Spencer Behmer lab, and to my wife Michelle Lawing, also an ESSM faculty (link), for organizing this workshop!