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.
Jan 29, 2021Texas A&M chemist Daniel Collins has been selected as a 2020 McGraw Hill ALEKS® All-Star Educator, one of four overall recipients and two from higher education who are being recognized for using the ALEKS learning solution to achieve exceptional results by unlocking their students' potential for success.
Dec 14, 2020In a strange turn of events only a global pandemic could inspire, Texas A&M chemists Alicia Altemose and Edward Lee decided against giving a final exam in their "Fundamentals of Chemistry" lab, instead challenging their nearly 6,000 undergraduate students across 280 sections each to make a video explaining an everyday concept using what they learned this fall either in their lab or related lecture course.
Master TeacherSince 2017, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy M. Suhail Zubairy has been bringing Texas A&M freshmen to the frontier of quantum mechanics — a fundamental theory in physics describing the behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic scale that vexed even renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and typically is considered so advanced that it’s reserved for college juniors and seniors.
Continuing Education Under COVID-19
Oct 30, 2020When plans were made for Texas A&M's main campus to reopen this fall, faculty and staff were faced with a daunting task — creating safe and comfortable learning environments for all students while simultaneously navigating the ongoing health crisis created by COVID-19. In the College of Science, where active learning is often so crucial to instruction, professors continue to find innovative ways to keep students hooked, despite the ongoing challenges of a global pandemic.
Head of the Class
Sep 15, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M biologist Asha Rao, who has been named a 2020 Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence — the eighth recipient in Texas A&M College of Science history of the university's highest recognition for classroom performance.
Jun 19, 2020Texas A&M students interested in learning more about the fundamental science behind COVID-19 and other trending topics while satisfying a CORE science requirement will have a unique opportunity to explore such issues in real time this fall, courtesy of a new interdisciplinary course team-taught by instructors from the College of Science and College of Liberal Arts.
Honoring A+ Effort
Jan 25, 2019Texas A&M chemists Daniel Collins and Joanna Goodey Pellois are among the eight recipients of the 2019 Honoring Excellence Award recognizing Texas A&M University faculty and staff for outstanding support of Texas A&M students and their academic success.
Teach Your Children Well
May 08, 2018When it comes to inspirational teachers, Texas Railroad Commissioner and 1997 Texas A&M mechanical engineering graduate Ryan Sitton grew up with two of the best: his parents, Jim and Betty Sitton, longtime science teachers he and his wife Jennifer '97 honored by establishing the Jim and Betty Sitton Award for Aggie Science Teachers.
Dec 06, 2017Texas A&M is taking a new approach to transformational learning this spring, merging computer games and calculus with the aim of reaching undergraduate students who may be interested in earning elective math credit in just four weeks through a new online course, MATH 289: A Game-Based Approach to Calculus.
Learn :: Teach :: Impact
Jul 31, 2017Texas A&M senior mathematics major Monica Spradlin '17 found her professional calling at an academic crossroads, choosing to follow her passion to make a difference all the way to the head of her own future classroom through the aggieTEACH Program.
Making the Grade
May 11, 2017Students and faculty in Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy have put the wraps on their second consecutive semester of a new instructional approach to an old Aggie standby, PHYS 218: Classical Mechanics -- peer-led team learning, which seeks to reach students on their level to improve learning outcomes and enhance the overall educational experience for all students.
Head of the Class
May 10, 2017Congratulations to Texas A&M physicist Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova, who has been named a 2017 Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence -- the seventh recipient in Texas A&M Science history of the university's highest recognition for classroom performance.