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.
In Service to Science
Dec 20, 2018Texas A&M physicist Tatiana Erukhimova has been selected as vice chair of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Committee on Science Education for the Public, one of 19 area committees that help with AAPT governance while supporting its strategic priorities and interests.
Oct 30, 2018Texas A&M astronomer Kevin Krisciunas has been elected as vice chair of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society, where he will devote a total of six years toward preserving and promoting the achievements and legacy of both the organization and its membership.
Toback Speaks for CDF
Jun 26, 2018Congratulations to Texas A&M physicist David Toback, who has been elected to his third consecutive two-year term as co-spokesperson for the CDF collaboration at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab).
May 21, 2018Grigory Rogachev, who was recruited to Texas A&M five years ago for his multidisciplinary expertise that includes experimental nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics, has been selected as head of the Texas A&M Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The Art of Science
May 18, 2017On any given day, longtime Texas A&M staff member Bill Merka has a hand in the transformational education and research underway across the campus as an essential element in one of science's most fundamental and highly functional arts -- glass blowing. See Merka in our first episode of I Am Texas A&M Science dedicated to staff stories.
Saluting Statistical Service
Apr 29, 2017It's been a month of celebration for Texas A&M statistician Cliff Spiegelman, who has been appointed as the inaugural Official Statistician of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission after being honored with a virtual special issue of Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems marking his 30 years of service to both the international publication and the discipline he helped create.
A Texas-Sized Honor
Apr 28, 2017Texas A&M statistician Cliff Spiegelman has been appointed as the inaugural Official Statistician of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, where his career expertise will figure big in the design and eventual analysis of a survey of state middle and high school history teachers regarding what they know and teach about the Holocaust.
Partners in Philanthropy
Jan 30, 2017Texas A&M chemists Janet Bluemel and John Gladysz have been honored as two of three recipients of the 2017 Texas A&M Foundation Partner in Philanthropy Faculty Award recognizing their commitment to enhancing and encouraging a culture of philanthropy at Texas A&M University.