A Leadership Legacy
Sep 29, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M statistician and department head Brani Vidakovic, who has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the H.O. Hartley Chair in Statistics honoring the founder and first director of statistics at Texas A&M.
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.
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.
Feb 28, 2021A team of Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy researchers analyzed both the midterm exam scores and final grades of more than 10,000 students enrolled in four introductory physics courses at Texas A&M across more than a decade, finding no evidence that male students consistently outperform female students in these courses.
Physics Fest Goes Virtual!
Feb 27, 2021Make a date for free family fun and experience the many wonders of science and technology along with history in the first-ever livestreamed Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival, set for Saturday, April 10, and featuring interactive demonstrations, keynote talks, and live Q&A sessions with scientists.
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.
Aggies of Impact
Feb 23, 2021Congratulations to 2010 Texas A&M biology graduate Kristen Free '11, one of 12 former students named to the 2021 cohort of the Texas A&M University 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight recognizing Aggies who have graduated within the past 12 years and are leading by example in both business and service.
Excellence in Aggieland
Jan 29, 2021The Texas A&M student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics has been recognized nationally with the organization's 2020 Award in Community Outreach honoring its outstanding work in reaching out to both external and internal mathematical communities.
Science of Inspiration
Jan 27, 2021Fourteen research projects — including two led by Texas A&M Science faculty — have been chosen for 2020-2021 funding as part of The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office Collaborative Research Program aimed at increasing engagement between A&M System and Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers.
Tribology of Touch
Jan 22, 2021Dr. Cynthia Hipwell, Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. '45 Chair II Professor in Texas A&M's J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, will present the 2020-2021 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Lecture, set for 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, via Zoom.
Dec 22, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M statistician Bani Mallick, who has been honored by the University of Connecticut Department of Statistics with its 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizing statistics graduates with records of outstanding professional accomplishment in statistics and related fields.