Nov 11, 2019Chemist Sarbajit Banerjee and biologist Gil Rosenthal are among the 10 campus-wide faculty unveiled November 5 as Texas A&M University's inaugural class of Enhancing Development and Generating Excellence in Scholarship (EDGES) Fellows — mid-career faculty who are making significant marks in their disciplines and on track for membership in national academies or national and international awards.
Celebrating ScienceTexas A&M Science celebrated 12 faculty, staff and student award recipients, not to mention another year of overall achievements and progress as part of the college's annual Faculty-Staff Meeting and Awards Presentation, held November 6 in the Stephen W. Hawking Auditorium.
Nov 08, 2019Mathematician Simon Foucart and physicist Rupak Mahapatra are among 20 campus-wide faculty unveiled November 5 as Texas A&M University's third class of Presidential Impact Fellows, a coveted title recognizing the development of and excellence in one of the university's greatest strengths — its faculty.
A Visionary Life and Legacy
Nov 04, 2019"Texas Monthly" writer-at-large and former "Houston Chronicle" business columnist Loren Steffy '86 will visit Texas A&M University Thursday to deliver a free public lecture and book-signing regarding his latest work, a biography on 1940 Texas A&M distinguished petroleum engineering graduate, businessman and philanthropist George P. Mitchell.
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.
A Significant Structural StepGMTO Corporation officials have signed the largest contract in Giant Magellan Telescope history, paving the way for final design and construction of the massive telescope structure -- another key milestone for Texas A&M and its fellow international partners in building the next-generation wonder expected to see first light late in the next decade.
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.