Jul 31, 2019Experimentation is the heart of scientific discovery, a process often limited only by drive, imagination and opportunity. Dozens of undergraduate students from across the nation recently seized theirs, spending the past two months at Texas A&M immersed in all things academic research while exploring their potential for graduate study, courtesy of a signature National Science Foundation program, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).
Running Down a Dream
Jun 27, 2019Texas A&M junior chemistry major Oscar Gonzalez '20 has been named a 2019 Goldwater Scholar by the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and research potential. Gonzalez, a Science Leadership Scholar, is among 48 Texas A&M students selected to date for the prestigious honor since the initial scholarship was issued in 1989.
Preparing Texas Teachers
Apr 10, 2019As a child, Mary Kate Wilkin '19 pretended she was a teacher, using her aunt's old overhead projector and lesson plan books. In May, she will graduate from Texas A&M with a degree in chemistry and a certification to teach science subjects in grades seven through 12, thanks to the aggieTEACH Program and scholarship support from the Jim and Betty Sitton Award for Aggie Science Teachers.
Aggie on the Amazon
Feb 10, 2019While some Aggies spent their winter break sleeping in and visiting family, sophomore biology major and Kingwood native Alexandra Bishop '21 fed squirrel monkeys bananas by hand, swam with pink river dolphins and made a rubber ball straight from the tree's sap during a "once in a lifetime amazing adventure" in the Brazilian Amazon.
Closing the Gap
Nov 30, 2018Texas A&M University is one of the 238 universities and systems that compose the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), which has announced a massive new effort to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025.
Pacing the SEC Field
Oct 31, 2018Congratulations to Texas A&M junior applied mathematics major and College Station native Jon Bishop '20, honored this month as one of two Southeastern Conference Cross Country Scholar-Athletes of the Year by a vote of the league's head coaches.
Re: Reefs & Resilience
To Boldly Go
Sep 28, 2018For so many Aggies, the answer to the question "Why Texas A&M?" or even "Why Texas A&M Science?" hinges on personal connections. Texas A&M senior biology major Ashley Hayden '19 cited several examples in her remarks made at last week's "Journey to the Moon" Astronaut Scholarship Foundation ceremony featuring NASA astronaut and Apollo 16 Moonwalker Charlie Duke.
STEMming the Tide
Aug 30, 2018Meet Texas A&M freshman applied mathematical sciences major Ireri Medrano '22, who is integrating her passion for mathematics with solving real-world problems as a member of the inaugural class of Brockman Scholars, a five-year degree, full-ride scholarship program available to incoming Texas A&M freshmen majoring in STEM fields.
Head of the Class
The Right Stuff
Aug 29, 2018Texas A&M senior biology major Ashley Hayden '19 is one of two students selected as the university'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.
Jun 28, 2018Molecular and cell biology major Rachel Porter '21 has been selected as one of two 2018-19 Texas A&M Beckman Scholars, a prestigious award intended to recognize and support outstanding undergraduate researchers in chemistry and the biological sciences.