Everything that can be seen, touched, tasted, or smelled is made up of chemicals. Chemists study matter and the changes it undergoes to solve some of society’s most vexing problems. Some work on medicines to treat cancer and other diseases. Others develop materials to convert the sun’s energy to electricity. Still others develop polymers that have applications in cleaning up pollution. Additional knowledge translates to additional career options.
Graduates earn $60K+ in their first job (Texas A&M Career Center)
Ranks 10th among public graduate programs and 24th overall (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
$70K given in scholarships each year
Almost 300 undergraduates
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Companies that hire our students include Fujifilm, Harvard Medical School, Intel, Kelly Scientific Resources, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Yale University
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Labors of Lab - Bianca Aridjis-Olivos (Episode 41)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Bianca Aridjis-Olivos, a senior biochemistry/Spanish double-major from the University of Dallas, discusses spending her summer gaining hands-on research experience in the lab of Dr. Xin Yan at Texas A&M as part of the Department of Chemistry’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
For more information on REU programs, visit tx.ag/SummerREUin Science.
Dr. Marcetta Darensbourg Congratulates Dr. Karen Wooley, 2021 SEC Professor of the YearDr. Marcetta Darensbourg, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University, congratulates fellow Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Karen Wooley, who has been named the 2021 SEC Professor of the Year. She is the second Texas A&M faculty member and chemist to receive the distinction — the highest honor given to professors by the Southeastern Conference — joining Darensbourg, who earned selection in 2018. Well done and well deserved, Dr. Wooley — so proud! #ItJustMeansMore #whoop
Read more at http://tx.ag/WooleySECProfOfYear2021
The Science of CrushA new Google Arts & Culture-featured exhibit developed by the Science History Institute and Texas A&M’s NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry helps connect the scientific history behind a technique known as crushing to current research in mechanochemistry that may lead to greener chemistry requiring less energy and fewer toxic chemicals.
To see the exhibit, visit https://artsandculture.google.com/story/UQUh6_yaa-LjTg
For more information on the NSF Center for Mechanical Control of Chemistry, visit https://research.tamu.edu/centers/nsf-center-for-the-mechanical-control-of-chemistry/
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