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.
In Service of Science
Dec 21, 2020Texas A&M mathematician Anne Shiu has been elected as one of five new Members at Large of the American Mathematical Society Council, the body that formulates the scientific policies of the 30,000-member AMS and acts in an advisory capacity to its Board of Trustees.
Dec 14, 2020Since 2017, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy M. Suhail Zubairy has been bringing Texas A&M freshmen to the frontier of quantum mechanics — a fundamental theory in physics describing the behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic scale that vexed even renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and typically is considered so advanced that it’s reserved for college juniors and seniors.
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.
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 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.
Oct 08, 2020Four of the 10 Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Fellows for 2020-21 will be affiliated with Texas A&M Science, including an expert in mass spectrometry and related phenomena, instrumentation and analysis; a pioneer in fruit physiology and ripening and signal transduction systems; a science, technology and policy advocate for low-carbon and negative-emissions science; and a theoretical chemical physicist who studies molecules using short pulses of light.
Oct 06, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M physicist and Mitchell Institute Director Bhaskar Dutta, who has been elected as a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society in recognition of 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.
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.
Head of the Class
Sep 15, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M biologist Asha Rao, who has been named a 2020 Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence — the eighth recipient in Texas A&M College of Science history of the university's highest recognition for classroom performance.
Aug 26, 2020Texas A&M astronomer and 2019-20 Council of Principal Investigators chair Darren DePoy will work closely with individual faculty and across the college's five departments to enhance research throughout Texas A&M Science in his new administrative role as associate dean for research.