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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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/
I Am Texas A&M Science - Dr. Simon North (Episode 10)Even for the most seasoned academic researcher or staff member, career inspiration starts somewhere, and it all begins with a story. Here's one from Texas A&M chemist Simon North, who discusses how he found his passion for chemistry in our most recent edition of “I Am Texas A&M Science.”
Thomas Miller III ‘00, Distinguished Former Student 2020Each spring, the College of Science pays tribute to its top former students by conferring upon them its highest honor: induction into the Academy of Distinguished Former Students. This year's honoree is Thomas F. Miller, Ph.D., Class of 2020, of Pasadena, Calif., professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology.
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