Jun 28, 2019As a graduate student in astronomy at Texas A&M University, Taylor Hutchison '22 studies some of the most distant galaxies ever found, using some of the largest telescopes on Earth to do so. Learn more about her passion for science and the stars as well as the exhilarating potential of living a dream come true.
May 24, 2019Texas A&M chemist Karen Wooley's laboratory is fighting hemorrhage — a leading cause of death in traumatic injuries — by developing a bioabsorbable wound dressing with encapsulated chitosan nanofibers that, when applied to liver injury sites in animals, dissolves in as little as seven days, eliminating the need for subsequent physical removal and any chance of re-injury in the process
Preparing Texas Teachers
Apr 10, 2019As a child, Mary Kate Wilkin '19 pretended she was a teacher, using her aunt's old overhead projector and lesson plan books. In May, she will graduate from Texas A&M with a degree in chemistry and a certification to teach science subjects in grades seven through 12, thanks to the aggieTEACH Program and scholarship support from the Jim and Betty Sitton Award for Aggie Science Teachers.
A Better Plastic
Oct 18, 2019Texas A&M University and Teysha Technologies have signed a sponsored research agreement to streamline the development of natural degradable polymers that break down in water as a possible solution to the global plastics pollution crisis currently weighing in at an estimate in excess of 10 million metric tons and growing.
Data Science Debuts
Sep 30, 2019Texas A&M University will serve as the host site for a first-of-its-kind international data-science-driven event, the October 19-20 TAMU Datathon, a 30-hour, student-run showcase in which hundreds of students from freshmen to Ph.D. will solve real-world challenges in data science and compete for a variety of prizes.
A Better Grasp on Graphene
Sep 29, 2019Recent Nature Nanotechnology-reported research by Texas A&M physicist Alexey Belyanin explores the structure and dynamics of electrons in graphene, providing new insight into how it interacts with light at the nanoscale level and with femtosecond time resolution affecting the design of future nanophotonic devices as well as materials used in computers and telecommunications.
Sep 27, 2019A cross-disciplinary team of Texas A&M researchers led by statistician Bani Mallick has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million Transdisciplinary Research In Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a new institute, the Texas A&M Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science (FIDS).
Sep 25, 2019Cameron Jones, an eminent scholar in residence and a visiting professor in Texas A&M Chemistry and a 2018-19 Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study, has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Thomas W. Powell '62-Heep Foundation Hagler Institute Chair for Science.
Sep 23, 2019In the spirit of all things scientific, occasionally explosive and all-around inspirational, the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry is gearing up to host one of the most popular fall traditions across the Texas A&M campus: the 32nd annual Chemistry Open House and Science Exploration Gallery, set for Saturday, October 19.
Pioneers in Progress
Sep 21, 2019The Scripps Research Institute biochemist Benjamin Cravatt is set to receive the 2019 A.I. Scott Medal for Excellence in Biological Chemistry Research, presented jointly by Texas A&M Chemistry and the Texas A&M Section of the American Chemical Society to honor the late Texas A&M chemist A. Ian Scott and his 30-year career of pioneering achievement.
Sep 20, 2019Three of the nine Hagler Institute for Advanced Study 2019-20 Faculty Fellows will be affiliated with Texas A&M Science, including a world leader in quantum metrology and dynamics of entanglement, an astronomer who helped discover the accelerated expansion of the universe and a pioneer in analytic low-dimensional dynamics of recursive maps.