Jul 30, 2021Alex Keene, a leading neuroscientist, geneticist and evolutionary biologist and professor of biological sciences at Florida Atlantic University since 2015, has been appointed as head of the Texas A&M Department of Biology, effective August 1, 2021.
To Boldly Build
Feb 26, 2021A new Texas A&M-developed technique that allows for the creation of building materials using local soils could prove key not only to the success of future space missions to the Moon and Mars, but also in establishing a solid and safe foothold on both, thanks to a 2021 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts grant awarded to a team led by Texas A&M chemist and NASA NIAC Fellow Sarbajit Banerjee.
Aug 02, 2020During the past three years, nearly 100 electronic components of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule were tested at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute in preparation for its historic trip as the first crewed spacecraft launched from American soil since 2011 and a major milestone in SpaceX’s ultimate quest for commercial space tourism.
Oct 18, 2021Congratulations to Texas A&M chemistry doctoral student Asim Maity '18, one of four Texas A&M students selected to receive the 2021 Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship Award recognizing scholarly excellence — Texas A&M Science’s 12th recipient in the last decade.
Oct 13, 2021Congratulations to Texas A&M mathematician Peter Kuchment and Texas A&M astronomer Casey Papovich, who have been elected as 2021 Fellows of the American Physical Society in recognition of their advances in knowledge through original research and publication, innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology, and significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service.
CHEM Open House Goes Virtual
Sep 30, 2021In the spirit of all things scientific, occasionally explosive and all-around inspirational, the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry is gearing up to host a virtual edition of its long-standing Chemistry Open House and Science Exploration Gallery, set for Saturday, October 16, beginning at 10 a.m.
Recognized Role Model
Creating a Physicist
Sep 29, 2021A team of physicists and learning scientists at Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin surveyed more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students involved in presenting multiple physics outreach programs at Texas A&M, determining that students gain as much from their experiences as their audiences do, namely positive effects on their identities as science professionals that can offer invaluable insight into their persistence and retention in STEM and preparation for 21st century careers in science and other areas.
Sep 28, 2021It’s one thing to question how human genetics work, but it's quite another to question whether science can create a new genetic system altogether. Thanks to two new National Science Foundation grants totaling nearly $2 million, Texas A&M chemist Jonathan Sczepanski hopes to do both.
Innovation in Action
Sep 27, 2021Texas A&M biologist Jennifer Dulin '05 has been selected by the TIRR Foundation to receive the 2021 Jerry Johnston Andrew Award for Spinal Cord Research recognizing related excellence and potential progress for the nearly 300,000 Americans currently afflicted with spinal cord injury.
Global Top 50
Sep 20, 2021Three academic programs in the Texas A&M College of Science are among the world's top 50 in the Shanghai Ranking 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS), an annual survey of more than 4,000 international universities in a total of 54 subjects across the natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.
Sep 15, 2021Congratulations to 2021 Texas A&M biology graduate and first-year medical student Chloe Todd, one of six recipients of the $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship who finished among the top eight scorers in this year's Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's annual graduate fellowship competition aimed at supporting promising first-year graduate students across all academic disciplines.
Sep 08, 2021Texas A&M chemist Wenshe Ray Liu is among 13 campus-wide faculty announced September 8 as Texas A&M University's 2021 class of Chancellor's Enhancing Development and Generating Excellence in Scholarship (EDGES) Fellows — mid-career faculty who are making significant marks in their disciplines as promising researchers and educators.
Aug 31, 2021Texas A&M mathematician and 2019 Presidential Impact Fellow Simon Foucart has been appointed as associate director for external academic engagement in the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science, where he will lead TAMIDS-related activities to promote the growth of external research engagements in data science across the university.