First Light for TOROS
Apr 29, 2021Astronomers from Texas to Argentina recently celebrated a critical milestone in their nearly decade-long project to search for and measure the electromagnetic evidence of gravitational waves throughout the cosmos — "first light" for the Transient Optical Robotic Observatory of the South (TOROS) telescope in northwestern Argentina, which recorded its first images on April 10.
Apr 19, 2021Texas A&M sophomore chemistry major Brianna Bishop '23 and junior biology major Ryan Rahman ’22 have been named 2021 Goldwater Scholars by the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and research potential. Bishop and Rahman are among 52 Texas A&M students selected to date for the prestigious honor since the initial scholarship was issued in 1989.
Apr 13, 2021Congratulations to Texas A&M mathematician Jean-Luc Guermond, one of 28 international mathematical scientists who have earned selection to the 2021 class of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows in recognition of international excellence in mathematical science and service.
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.
Top Texas A&M Staff
Apr 07, 2021Congratulations to Texas A&M Mathematics' Sharon Esparza and Texas A&M Chemistry's Sandra Horton, who have been honored by Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students with the 2021 President's Meritorious Service Award, Texas A&M's highest recognition for staff.
Mar 31, 2021Texas A&M statistician Irina Gaynanova and Texas A&M mathematician Matthias Maier have been selected as 2021 recipients of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a prestigious honor intended to help kick-start the careers of promising junior faculty members.
Innovative AdvancesTexas A&M mathematician Grigoris Paouris is one of 39 mathematicians and five physicists across the U.S. and Canada selected to receive 2021 Simons Foundation fellowships, a coveted award intended to support distinguished scientists in their research pursuits.
Vision QuestTexas A&M marine biology graduate student Maureen Hayden '21 has always had her sights set on a career as a scientist, one of the few things she was able to see clearly prior to being gifted a pair of Acesight electronic glasses that have helped bring her research on plastic pollution — along with her goal of being an example to others with disabilities — into full focus.
Honoring Teaching Excellence
Mar 25, 2021Physicist Tatiana Erukhimova and chemist Soon Mi Lim '06 are among 10 campus faculty unveiled March 25 as Texas A&M University's second cohort of Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award recipients honored for exceptional classroom teaching that fosters meaningful learning experiences.
Excellence in Aggieland
Mar 24, 2021Three College of Science faculty are among the university's 24 recipients of the 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award recognizing exemplary efforts in teaching, research, student relations, graduate mentoring, administration, staff, and extension/outreach/continuing education/professional development.