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.
Excellence in Aggieland
Jan 29, 2021The Texas A&M student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics has been recognized nationally with the organization's 2020 Award in Community Outreach honoring its outstanding work in reaching out to both external and internal mathematical communities.
Excellence in AggielandThe Texas A&M Society of Physics Students chapter has been recognized as a 2019-2020 SPS Outstanding Chapter for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization — a distinction awarded to less than 15 percent of the nearly 850 chapters located at colleges and universities across the US and world.
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.
The Right Stuff
Jun 30, 2020Senior biology and statistics double major Johnathan Lo '21 is one of two students selected as Texas A&M's latest recipients of $10,000 scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership in science and technology by supporting the nation's best undergraduate students pursuing STEM majors.
Best and Brightest
Jun 29, 2020Texas A&M seniors Mary-Catherine Clark '20 and Oscar Gonzalez '20 have been selected as 2020 recipients of the John B. Beckham Award in Science, the College of Science's highest mark of distinction recognizing students who best exemplify characteristics of academic achievement, character, leadership and extracurricular activities.
Jun 26, 2020Sophomore biology students Allison Baker '23 and Emily Chapa '23 have been selected as 2020-21 Texas A&M Beckman Scholars, a prestigious national award intended to recognize and support outstanding undergraduate researchers in chemistry and the biological sciences.
All in the Family
May 07, 2020Although her undergraduate career now features an alternate ending, compliments of COVID-19, Texas A&M senior applied math major and May graduate Sarah Venesky '20 prefers to focus on the journey that led her to discover her love of math en route to the destination of earning her Texas A&M degree and adding to an Aggie family tradition.
A Gift Repaid
May 05, 2020Inspired by the financial support she received in nursing school, Agnes Hrncir established a scholarship for students in the College of Science enrolled in aggieTEACH, a program that certifies undergraduates to teach math and science courses at the middle and high school levels. Her gift pays tribute to her late husband, Richard, who taught math for remedial students in Rosenberg, Texas.
Apr 22, 2020Congratulations to senior applied math major Clara Wietbrock '20, one of three Aggies selected to receive the Texas A&M Faculty Senate's 2020 Aggie Spirit Award recognizing students who display outstanding courage and determination in the face of adversity while attending Texas A&M.
Food for Thought
Nov 29, 2019Texas A&M statistics major Alex Peters ’21 thought he was like every other young person in college — hungry to learn, hungry for adventure and hungry to embark on a major life milestone. Then he realized that some of his peers were just plain hungry, prompting him to get involved in First Year Eats and a yearlong research project to determine how adequate food intake can affect academic retention and GPR in freshmen.
Aggie Ingenuity in Action
Oct 30, 2019A joint effort between Texas A&M's Colleges of Science and Engineering to improve delivery of fundamental required courses for future Aggie engineers has resulted in the campus-wide debut of an entirely new engineering physics sequence featuring not only a new set of introductory physics service course laboratories but also a novel method of delivery: state-of-the-art laboratory stations custom-made by Texas A&M physicists to revolutionize the learning experience.