Science of Inspiration
Jan 20, 2022On Jan. 8, Texas A&M served as the host site for judging for the eighth annual U.S. Crystal Growing Competition, a national contest that challenges teams of K-12 students and educators to test their scientific abilities in determining who can grow the biggest, most beautiful crystals while experiencing a bit of the beauty and symmetry intrinsic to the field of chemistry.
Leaders in Isotope Science
Dec 10, 2021A Texas A&M-led consortium has been awarded a two-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a first-of-its-kind traineeship program in isotope research and development, production and processing that aims to develop the future isotope production workforce for the nation and the DOE Isotope Program.
Postdoc With Potential
Dec 02, 2021Texas A&M biology postdoctoral research associate Elizabeth Brown has been selected as one of 32 inaugural Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) K99 Fellows in recognition of her research promise and compelling commitment to diversity in the biomedical sciences.
Nov 30, 2021More than two dozen chemistry majors from Prairie View A&M visited the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry before the Nov. 20 Texas A&M-Prairie View A&M football game for a firsthand look at the chemistry graduate program and related research opportunities in a unique twist on pregame preparation with the potential to unite two chemical research enterprises and create a new pipeline for traditionally underrepresented students interested in achieving a graduate education.
Nov 29, 2021While microbe-produced secondary bile acids have long been viewed as a key protector in preventing C. difficile infection, new research led by Texas A&M biologist Joseph Sorg shows that treatments instead should focus on the microbes that compete with C. diff for the nutrients which fuel the deadly bacterium’s growth.
Aggies of Impact
Nov 22, 2021Congratulations to Texas A&M chemistry bachelor's and Ph.D. graduate Atashi Mukherjee Bell '08 '14, one of 12 former students named to the 2022 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.
Climate of Opportunity
Nov 05, 2021Texas A&M chemistry doctoral students Gabrielle Risica '22 and Tiffany Sill '22 are among 10 students nationwide selected by the American Chemical Society to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, where they hope to use social media to promote climate science literacy and education among college and university students.
Oct 18, 2021Congratulations to Texas A&M chemistry doctoral student Asim Maity '18, one of four Texas A&M students selected to receive the 2021 Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship Award recognizing scholarly excellence — Texas A&M Science’s 12th recipient in the last decade.
Creating a Physicist
Sep 29, 2021A team of physicists and learning scientists at Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin surveyed more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students involved in presenting multiple physics outreach programs at Texas A&M, determining that students gain as much from their experiences as their audiences do, namely positive effects on their identities as science professionals that can offer invaluable insight into their persistence and retention in STEM and preparation for 21st century careers in science and other areas.
Jun 28, 2021A worldwide audience can virtually explore the past, present and future of material transformation along with its potential in green chemistry and sustainability, thanks to a new Google Arts & Culture-featured exhibit developed by the Science History Institute in partnership with Texas A&M's National Science Foundation-funded Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry.
Jun 02, 2021Texas A&M chemistry Ph.D. candidate Jezrielle Annis ’22 is one of 32 recipients nationwide of a U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship — the second chemist and third overall honoree among the current Texas A&M student body within the past four years.
AI Design Meets Energy
May 21, 2021Congratulations to 2020 Texas A&M chemistry Ph.D. graduate and postdoctoral research associate Rachel Davidson '19, recipient of a 2021 Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in support of her work toward artificial intelligence-driven design of energy materials.
May 05, 2021A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Texas A&M chemist Karen Wooley and Texas A&M chemical engineer Jodie Lutkenhaus has developed a new metal-free battery platform that could lead to more sustainable, recyclable batteries that minimize dependence on strategic metals.
Mar 31, 2021Texas A&M marine biology graduate student Maureen Hayden '21 has always had her sights set on a career as a scientist, one of the few things she was able to see clearly prior to being gifted a pair of Acesight electronic glasses that have helped bring her research on plastic pollution — along with her goal of being an example to others with disabilities — into full focus.