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.
Jan 31, 2017Texas A&M chemist Vickie Williamson has been selected to receive the Society for College Science Teachers 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teaching Award (OUSTA) recognizing achievements that have enhanced the science teaching profession.
Head of the Class
Jan 30, 2017Texas A&M biologist Timothy P. Scott '89, assistant provost for undergraduate studies and a longtime associate dean in the College of Science, will be inducted this spring as the college's fourth member of the Texas A&M System Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators.
Dec 28, 2016Think you've seen it all when it comes to novel methods of teaching calculus? This fall, the Texas A&M Learning Interactive Visualization Experience (LIVE) Lab unveiled Variant, an educational video game developed in collaboration with the Departments of Educational Psychology, Mathematics, and Computer Science and Engineering to make Calculus I more understandable for the 42 percent of undergraduates who fail or drop the course, according to national averages.
Great Value for STAT
Dec 14, 2016Texas A&M ranks 6th among the nation's 50 top-valued colleges for statistics, according to a survey from GreatValueColleges.net, a national resource aimed at helping students get the most "bang for their buck" when it comes to getting a college degree.