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.
All in the Family
May 07, 2020Although her undergraduate career now features an alternate ending, compliments of COVID-19, Texas A&M senior applied math major and May graduate Sarah Venesky '20 prefers to focus on the journey that led her to discover her love of math en route to the destination of earning her Texas A&M degree and adding to an Aggie family tradition.
Apr 30, 2020Carbon, known universally as the basic building block of life, is generally thought by scientists to have formed inside the cores of stars. The Texas Active Target (TexAT) particle detector designed and built by Texas A&M physicists is playing a major role in a novel collaborative experiment to test whether other particles – specifically stray neutrons – could be involved in the element’s creation.
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.
COVID-19 Clinical Trial
Apr 20, 2020As the first person to identify the experimental drug remdesivir as the only viable medicine for treating COVID-19 in a January research study, Texas A&M chemist Wenshe Ray Liu has two words to describe preliminary results from its use in a University of Chicago clinical trial: “quite exciting.”
Crucible of Curiosity
Nov 26, 2019Thanks and gig 'em to The Association of Former Students for contributing $75,000 toward the Texas A&M College of Science during the past academic year -- whoop! Read about the people, programs and progress that generous support helps make possible in the cover story from the November-December 2019 issue of "Texas Aggie" magazine.
Solving the Plastics Problem
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 exceeding 10 million metric tons and growing.
The Right Stuff
Sep 20, 2019Texas A&M senior chemistry major Oscar Gonzalez '20 is one of two students selected as the university's latest recipients of $10,000 scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership in science and technology by supporting the nation's best undergraduate students pursuing STEM majors.
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.