In Service of Science
May 09, 2019Congratulations to Texas A&M statistician Cliff Spiegelman, who has been recognized by the Texas A&M chapter of Sigma Xi with one of its primary annual awards celebrating scientific excellence and advancement — the 2019 Outstanding Science Communicator Award.
Apr 30, 2019On April 28, friends, family and colleagues across the Texas A&M campus gathered to remember Texas A&M professor Wesley Thompson, a neurobiologist who joined the Department of Biology in 2013 and explored various developmental aspects of the simplest of all vertebrae synapses, the neuromuscular junction, to gain insight into how the brain and overall human body adjust to aging, disease and injury.
Apr 23, 2019April 7 marked the passing of longtime Texas A&M biochemist and former Dean of Science John Mack Prescott, who earned renown during his time as dean (1969-1977) and Vice President for Academic Affairs (a role now known as Provost) for recruiting talented academics in many fields as well as top students who helped transform Texas A&M into the world-class institution it is today. Read more in this 2016 feature from the Eagle's Brazos Valley veterans series.
Apr 14, 2019Texas A&M astronomer Jonelle Walsh recently took time with reporters from local media outlets KBTX-News3 and the Bryan-College Station Eagle to discuss the historic first image of a black hole and its shadow, located at the heart of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy, which Walsh has actually studied as a crucial anchor for the uppermost end of black hole properties and relationships.
Val Johnson, Dean of Science
Apr 08, 2019Dr. Valen E. Johnson, University Distinguished Professor of Statistics and head of the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University, has been named Dean of Science at Texas A&M University and holder of the Richard H. Harrison III/External Advisory Council Endowed Dean’s Chair in Science, effective May 1. Johnson’s appointment was announced Monday (April 8) by Texas […]
Excellence in Aggieland
Apr 05, 2019A record-tying six faculty representing four of the college's five departments are among the university's 24 recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award recognizing exemplary efforts in teaching, research, student relations, administration, extension and outreach, staff and graduate mentoring.
Forensics in Focus
Feb 24, 2019February marked the 10th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences landmark report that established a blueprint for forensic science research. Texas A&M statistician and forensics expert Cliff Spiegelman weighs in on its lasting impact in an Innocence Project blog and the broader big-data effects with Fast Company.
Becoming a VPR
Jan 31, 2019Ever wondered what it's like to lead the research charge at a major university? Texas A&M Vice President for Research Mark A. Barteau, a professor of chemical engineering and holder of the Halliburton Chair in Engineering as well as a joint professorship in the Department of Chemistry, addresses the inherent challenges of servant leadership in a commentary published this month in Physics Today.
Spheres of Influence
Jan 25, 2019For the fifth consecutive year, Texas A&M mathematician Ronald DeVore and chemist Hongcai Joe Zhou are featured in Clarivate Analytics' annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list of elite scientists and social scientists identified through analysis of highly cited papers across a decade.
Dec 21, 2018Texas A&M astronomer Robert Kennicutt Jr. has been selected by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine as one of two co-chairs of the Astro 2020 Decadal Survey -- a comprehensive study performed by the Academies every 10 years to help determine and prioritize the most important scientific and technological activities in astronomy and astrophysics for the next decade.