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.
The Right Stuff
Sep 20, 2019Texas A&M senior chemistry major Oscar Gonzalez '20 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.
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 DreamSenior Ethan Quinn looks every bit like someone who feels more at home in a weight room or chasing down opposing players on the field. This summer, the standout midfielder on the Seton Hill University lacrosse team temporarily traded his jersey in Pennsylvania for a lab coat in Aggieland to participate in Texas A&M Chemistry’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. Meet the man and learn more about his motivation on the athletic and academic fields.
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.
Collaborative CausesSenior chemistry major Tucker Folsom '19 has been selected to receive the 2019 American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research recognizing the collaborative work of an outstanding undergraduate student/preceptor team in the field of inorganic chemistry.