Honoring an Elite Educator
Apr 12, 2021Congratulations to Texas A&M Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Karen Wooley, who has been named the 2021 SEC Professor of the Year. She is the second Texas A&M faculty member and chemist to receive the distinction — the highest honor given to professors by the SEC — joining fellow Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Marcetta Darensbourg, who earned selection in 2018.
Making a Difference
Mar 18, 2021Texas A&M chemistry graduate student Jaime Ayala '22 is one of nine inaugural recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship supporting innovative research toward more energy-efficient buildings.
Mar 15, 2021Emily Pentzer, an associate professor in Texas A&M Materials Science and Engineering and Texas A&M Chemistry, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Rising Star Award by the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemists Committee.
Mar 08, 2021Congratulations to Texas A&M chemist and Department of Chemistry head Simon North, one of three faculty named to Texas A&M's 2021 class of University Professorship holders, a distinction established in 2019 to recognize, elevate and amplify faculty achievement and impact.
To Boldly Build
Feb 26, 2021A new Texas A&M-developed technique that allows for the creation of building materials using local soils could prove key not only to the success of future space missions to the Moon and Mars, but also in establishing a solid and safe foothold on both, thanks to a 2021 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts grant awarded to a team led by Texas A&M chemist and NASA NIAC Fellow Sarbajit Banerjee.
Feb 23, 2021A newly published study co-led by Texas A&M chemist Wenshe Ray Liu and The University of Texas Medical Branch's Chien-Te Kent Tseng calls for clinical trials of the FDA-approved heart medication bepridil to treat SARS-CoV-2, based on its significant effectiveness in interfering with the virus' entry into the human cell host.
Jan 29, 2021Texas A&M chemist Daniel Collins has been selected as a 2020 McGraw Hill ALEKS® All-Star Educator, one of four overall recipients and two from higher education who are being recognized for using the ALEKS learning solution to achieve exceptional results by unlocking their students' potential for success.
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.
Nov 23, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M chemist Quentin Michaudel, selected to receive a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) to support his group's research aimed at synthesizing and assembling functional molecules for use in drug discovery and drug delivery systems.
Oct 20, 2020Carolyn Gunthardt, a doctoral student in the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry, has been selected as one of seven Texas A&M students to receive the 2020 Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship Award recognizing scholarly excellence — Texas A&M Science’s 11th recipient in the last nine years.
Pathway to Progress
Sep 30, 2020Texas A&M scientists, led by chemist Wenshe Ray Liu and biochemist Pingwei Li, are providing new insight into the molecular mechanisms behind a key cellular signaling pathway involved in antiviral immune responses they believe can be exploited in the fight against diseases from coronaviruses to cancer.
Sep 29, 2020Dr. Jeniree Flores Delgado '16 never pictured herself as a future podcaster during her graduate student days at Texas A&M. This past July, she launched LatinX Can, a podcast series that aims to highlight the achievements of Latinx professionals, celebrate the Latinx community's diversity and inspire people to dream big.