Trash to Treasure
May 20, 20221990 Texas A&M chemistry Ph.D. graduate Carl McAfee is leading an innovative effort through his Kennedale-based company, McAfee Consulting LLC, to turn recycled rubber and scrap plastics into various composite materials poised to make a major impact across economic, environmental and national security sectors.
May 13, 2022Texas A&M senior biology major and University Scholar Annabel Perry '22 has made the absolute most of her innate curiosity, research opportunities and faculty mentorship during her four-year undergraduate career in Aggieland that culminates Saturday in a bachelor's degree with honors en route to the Ph.D. program in human evolutionary biology at Harvard this fall.
May 02, 2022Texas A&M astronomy Ph.D. candidate Addy Evans ’21 is one of 80 recipients nationwide of a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Award — the third Texas A&M student and first in astronomy to earn selection thus far in the program’s eight-year history.
Novel Neuroscience Training
Apr 27, 2022The Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience has received a five-year, $1.25 million National Institutes of Health grant to build a comprehensive student training and research program aimed at promoting diversity efforts across the neuroscience community and broader campus by expanding on its recent success in replacing the traditional one-on-one research mentoring model with a team-based approach centered on assets and leadership.
Apr 22, 2022A Texas A&M-led collaborative team of nuclear scientists has concluded in a recent study published in "Nature Communications" that the role neutrons play in the creation of carbon, considered the definitive building block of life, actually is much smaller than previously thought.
Apr 07, 2022Scientists within the Collider Detector at Fermilab collaboration have achieved the most precise measurement to date of the mass of the W boson, one of nature’s force-carrying particles -- a result that shows significant tension with the value expected based on the Standard Model of particle physics.
Mar 30, 2022Texas A&M junior biology major Joseph Chen ’23 has been named a 2022 Goldwater Scholar by the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and research potential -- one of 54 Texas A&M students selected to date for the prestigious honor since the initial scholarship was issued in 1989.
Best Graduate Schools
Mar 29, 2022Two Texas A&M Science graduate programs along with four specialty programs are listed among the nation's top 10 for public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report's "2023 Best Graduate Schools" report, the publication's first national survey of graduate programs in the sciences since 2019.
Feb 28, 2022Texas A&M biologist Kira Delmore has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a prestigious honor intended to help kick-start the careers of rising faculty with the potential to become academic leaders in both research and education and the first-ever awarded in the Department of Biology.
Jan 31, 2022Texas A&M mathematician Patricia Alonso Ruiz has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a prestigious honor intended to help kick-start the careers of rising faculty with the potential to become academic leaders in both research and education.
Targeting Transcriptional RepressionIn research reported in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences," Texas A&M biologists have found that a newly identified player, the heat shock protein 68, interacts with period gene proteins to affect transcriptional repression that drives the daily rhythms of gene expression in monarch butterflies — a discovery with possible implications for human health.
International InfluenceTexas A&M chemist Andy Thomas has been appointed as an inaugural member of Thieme Chemistry's Science of Synthesis Early Career Advisory Board intended to help promote young talented chemists and provide opportunities to network with internationally renowned chemists.
Quantifying Quantum Optics
Dec 22, 2021Texas A&M physicist and Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering member Girish Agarwal is part of an international effort to quantify wave-particle duality in photons that has been selected as a "Physics World" Top 10 Breakthrough of 2021.