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.
Feb 23, 2021A newly published study co-led by Texas A&M chemist Wenshe Ray Liu and The University of Texas Medical Branch's Chien-Te Kent Tseng calls for clinical trials of the FDA-approved heart medication bepridil to treat SARS-CoV-2, based on its significant effectiveness in interfering with the virus' entry into the human cell host.
Jan 29, 2021Texas A&M chemist Daniel Collins has been selected as a 2020 McGraw Hill ALEKS® All-Star Educator, one of four overall recipients and two from higher education who are being recognized for using the ALEKS learning solution to achieve exceptional results by unlocking their students' potential for success.
Dec 14, 2020In a strange turn of events only a global pandemic could inspire, Texas A&M chemists Alicia Altemose and Edward Lee decided against giving a final exam in their "Fundamentals of Chemistry" lab, instead challenging their nearly 6,000 undergraduate students across 280 sections each to make a video explaining an everyday concept using what they learned this fall either in their lab or related lecture course.
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.
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.
Pathway to Progress
Sep 30, 2020Texas A&M scientists, led by chemist Wenshe Ray Liu and biochemist Pingwei Li, are providing new insight into the molecular mechanisms behind a key cellular signaling pathway involved in antiviral immune responses they believe can be exploited in the fight against diseases from coronaviruses to cancer.
Sep 29, 2020Dr. Jeniree Flores Delgado '16 never pictured herself as a future podcaster during her graduate student days at Texas A&M. This past July, she launched LatinX Can, a podcast series that aims to highlight the achievements of Latinx professionals, celebrate the Latinx community's diversity and inspire people to dream big.
Aug 28, 2020Three Texas A&M projects are among 64 university research awards announced earlier this summer by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a $132 million high energy physics-focused funding package aimed at advancing knowledge of how the universe works at its most fundamental levels.
Excellence in InnovationTexas A&M Regents Professor of Chemistry and Cyclotron Institute Director Sherry Yennello has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society's 2021 Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry recognizing research accomplishment in nuclear and radiochemistry or their application.
Aug 27, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M chemistry Ph.D. candidate Rachel Davidson '19, one of 13 recipients of the Cottrell Fellowship, funded by Research Corporation for Science Advancement in partnership with the National Science Foundation to support the work of postdoctoral students affected by institutional hiring freezes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Aug 06, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M chemist David Powers, selected to receive a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) to support his group’s research toward metal-free electrocatalysis for fine-chemical synthesis with potential impact on the development of new pharmaceuticals.
Pioneering CatalystTexas A&M chemist Marcetta Darensbourg has been selected to receive the 2020 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement, one of five annual awards presented by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society to recognize exemplary achievement in science and engineering.
On the Surface
Aug 04, 2020A multi-institution team of scientists led by Texas A&M chemist James Batteas has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to establish the NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC), one of three new Phase I Centers for Chemical Innovation funded through the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry for 2020 and the first-ever in Texas.
Jul 30, 2020Texas A&M chemist Michael Nippe has been named a Scialog Fellow for a new initiative on negative emissions science in which more than 50 promising early-career scientists will take up the pressing challenge of greenhouse gases accumulating in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.