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.
Nov 30, 2018Senior 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.
Life LessonsFor Texas A&M senior biology major Ashley Hayden '19, college has proven to be one accomplishment-filled learning experience after another -- an invaluable season of transition set to culminate next May in a fulfilled promise she made to her mother as a high school senior.
Closing the GapTexas 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 & ResilienceDespite a harrowing experience of being lost at sea off the coast of Honduras, Texas A&M biology major Aaron Rose '19 returned there three years later to conduct coral reef conservation and research for Texas A&M. Read how scholarships helped sustain his interest in marine biology.
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.