All in the Family
May 07, 2020Although her undergraduate career now features an alternate ending, compliments of COVID-19, Texas A&M senior applied math major and May graduate Sarah Venesky '20 prefers to focus on the journey that led her to discover her love of math en route to the destination of earning her Texas A&M degree and adding to an Aggie family tradition.
Apr 30, 2020Carbon, known universally as the basic building block of life, is generally thought by scientists to have formed inside the cores of stars. The Texas Active Target (TexAT) particle detector designed and built by Texas A&M physicists is playing a major role in a novel collaborative experiment to test whether other particles – specifically stray neutrons – could be involved in the element’s creation.
Apr 27, 2020In 1962, Texas A&M University’s first campus glassblower, Jack Shannon, inspired William “Bill” Merka to follow in his footsteps and take up the profession. Now, as a master scientific glassblower, Merka has been the university’s go-to man for all glassware needs for 35 years.
Shedding Light on Dark Energy
Dec 01, 2020Three years into its quest to reveal the nature of dark energy, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) led by The University of Texas at Austin and involving Texas A&M University is on track to complete the largest map of the cosmos ever — a three-dimensional map of 2.5 million galaxies that will help astronomers understand how and why the expansion of the universe is speeding up over time.
In Service of Science
Nov 24, 2020Mathematician Harold Boas, biologist Paul Hardin and chemist Karen Wooley are among six Texas A&M University faculty members recognized as 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Nov 23, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M chemist Quentin Michaudel, selected to receive a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) to support his group's research aimed at synthesizing and assembling functional molecules for use in drug discovery and drug delivery systems.
Nov 13, 2020Chemist Lei Fang and biologist Christine Merlin are among 11 campus-wide faculty unveiled November 10 as Texas A&M University's most recent class of Presidential Impact Fellows, a coveted title recognizing the development of and excellence in one of the university's greatest strengths — its faculty.
Nov 06, 2020To help ensure the success of future space missions and the safety of spacecraft and both the astronauts and scientists who rely on them, Texas A&M is teaming up with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a first-of-its-kind partnership through the Cyclotron Institute and Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy aimed at training the next-generation workforce in the rapidly growing field of space radiation effects testing.
Continuing Education Under COVID-19
Oct 30, 2020When plans were made for Texas A&M's main campus to reopen this fall, faculty and staff were faced with a daunting task — creating safe and comfortable learning environments for all students while simultaneously navigating the ongoing health crisis created by COVID-19. In the College of Science, where active learning is often so crucial to instruction, professors continue to find innovative ways to keep students hooked, despite the ongoing challenges of a global pandemic.
Oct 20, 2020Carolyn Gunthardt, a doctoral student in the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry, has been selected as one of seven Texas A&M students to receive the 2020 Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship Award recognizing scholarly excellence — Texas A&M Science’s 11th recipient in the last nine years.
Oct 15, 2020Physicist Alexei Safonov and biologist Joseph Sorg are among the 19 campus-wide faculty announced October 8 as Texas A&M University's 2020 class of Chancellor 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.
Ocean Optics Achievement
Oct 13, 2020Texas A&M physicist Ed Fry has been selected to receive The Oceanography Society's 2020 Jerlov Award, named for ocean optics research pioneer Nils Gunnar Jerlov and presented every two years to recognize significant advancements in ocean optics and outstanding achievements in interdisciplinary ocean science research.