Mar 31, 2021Texas A&M mathematician Grigoris Paouris is one of 39 mathematicians and five physicists across the U.S. and Canada selected to receive 2021 Simons Foundation fellowships, a coveted award intended to support distinguished scientists in their research pursuits.
Vision QuestTexas 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.
Making a Difference
Mar 18, 2021Texas A&M chemistry graduate student Jaime Ayala '22 is one of nine inaugural recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship supporting innovative research toward more energy-efficient buildings.
Mar 05, 2021Texas A&M biologist Dylan McCreedy has been named a Scialog Fellow along with Texas A&M biomedical engineer Alexandra Walsh for a new bioimaging initiative involving more than 50 promising early-career scientists set to take on the challenges involved in enhancing high-resolution imaging of tissues to support basic science and disease treatment.
Feb 28, 2021A team of Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy researchers analyzed both the midterm exam scores and final grades of more than 10,000 students enrolled in four introductory physics courses at Texas A&M across more than a decade, finding no evidence that male students consistently outperform female students in these courses.
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 27, 2021Fourteen research projects — including two led by Texas A&M Science faculty — have been chosen for 2020-2021 funding as part of The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office Collaborative Research Program aimed at increasing engagement between A&M System and Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers.
Shedding Light on Dark Energy
Dec 01, 2020Three years into its quest to reveal the nature of dark energy, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) led by The University of Texas at Austin and involving Texas A&M University is on track to complete the largest map of the cosmos ever — a three-dimensional map of 2.5 million galaxies that will help astronomers understand how and why the expansion of the universe is speeding up over time.
Nov 06, 2020To help ensure the success of future space missions and the safety of spacecraft and both the astronauts and scientists who rely on them, Texas A&M is teaming up with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a first-of-its-kind partnership through the Cyclotron Institute and Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy aimed at training the next-generation workforce in the rapidly growing field of space radiation effects testing.
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.
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.
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.
Eye on the SkiesEver wonder what it's like to work on the world's largest digital camera? Wonder no more, thanks to 2009 Texas A&M physics graduate and KAVLI Postdoctoral Fellow Andrew Bradshaw, who shares first-person perspective and photographs from inside the LSST camera clean room at Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.