In Service to Science
Oct 29, 2019Congratulations to Texas A&M Regents Professor of Chemistry and Cyclotron Institute Director Sherry Yennello, who has been selected as one of three Team Leaders for the United States Delegation to the 7th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP 2020), set for July 13-17 in Melbourne, Australia.
Oct 22, 2019Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp and Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young joined the Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering for an October 24-25 symposium to celebrate Texas A&M Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy and 1996 Nobel Prize winner David M. Lee, recently featured as "The Top 100 Registry's" 2019 Physicist of the Year.
Solving the Plastics Problem
Oct 18, 2019Texas A&M University and Teysha Technologies have signed a sponsored research agreement to streamline the development of natural degradable polymers that break down in water as a possible solution to the global plastics pollution crisis currently weighing in at an estimate exceeding 10 million metric tons and growing.
Data Science Debuts
Sep 30, 2019Texas A&M University will serve as the host site for a first-of-its-kind international data-science-driven event, the October 19-20 TAMU Datathon, a 30-hour, student-run showcase in which hundreds of students from freshmen to Ph.D. will solve real-world challenges in data science and compete for a variety of prizes.
Picture ThisIn a recent paper published in the September issue of the "Journal of Microscopy," Texas A&M biologist Lawrence Griffing makes the case for an unidentified gentleman in a circa-1680s painting by one of England’s first successful female artists, Mary Beale, actually being the long-sought portrait of 17th century scientist Robert Hooke.
A Better Grasp on Graphene
Sep 29, 2019Recent Nature Nanotechnology-reported research by Texas A&M physicist Alexey Belyanin explores the structure and dynamics of electrons in graphene, providing new insight into how it interacts with light at the nanoscale level and with femtosecond time resolution affecting the design of future nanophotonic devices as well as materials used in computers and telecommunications.
Sep 27, 2019A cross-disciplinary team of Texas A&M researchers led by statistician Bani Mallick has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million Transdisciplinary Research In Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a new institute, the Texas A&M Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science (FIDS).
Sep 25, 2019Cameron Jones, an eminent scholar in residence and a visiting professor in Texas A&M Chemistry and a 2018-19 Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study, has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Thomas W. Powell '62-Heep Foundation Hagler Institute Chair for Science.
Sep 23, 2019In the spirit of all things scientific, occasionally explosive and all-around inspirational, the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry is gearing up to host one of the most popular fall traditions across the Texas A&M campus: the 32nd annual Chemistry Open House and Science Exploration Gallery, set for Saturday, October 19.
Pioneers in Progress
Sep 21, 2019The Scripps Research Institute biochemist Benjamin Cravatt is set to receive the 2019 A.I. Scott Medal for Excellence in Biological Chemistry Research, presented jointly by Texas A&M Chemistry and the Texas A&M Section of the American Chemical Society to honor the late Texas A&M chemist A. Ian Scott and his 30-year career of pioneering achievement.