A Gift Repaid
May 05, 2020Inspired by the financial support she received in nursing school, Agnes Hrncir established a scholarship for students in the College of Science enrolled in aggieTEACH, a program that certifies undergraduates to teach math and science courses at the middle and high school levels. Her gift pays tribute to her late husband, Richard, who taught math for remedial students in Rosenberg, Texas.
Excellence in Aggieland
May 01, 2020Three College of Science faculty are among the university's 24 recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award recognizing exemplary efforts in teaching, research, student relations, administration, extension and outreach, staff and graduate mentoring.
Apr 30, 2020Texas A&M biologists have discovered a fundamental mechanism conserved from fungi to humans that contributes to how the circadian clock regulates rhythms in protein production and protein abundance — critical factors in properly timing the administration of protein-targeting drugs to ensure efficacy and avoid toxicity.
Carbon CaptureCarbon, known universally as the basic building block of life, is generally thought by scientists to have formed inside the cores of stars. The Texas Active Target (TexAT) particle detector designed and built by Texas A&M physicists is playing a major role in a novel collaborative experiment to test whether other particles – specifically stray neutrons – could be involved in the element’s creation.
Championing a New Course
Apr 29, 2020Texas A&M biologist Wayne Versaw has been selected by the Student Government Association to receive the 2020 SGA Open Education Champion Award for his efforts to implement open source textbooks for freshman biology courses — a move that has helped Texas A&M students save thousands of dollars each year since 2018.
Prestigious PinnaclesCongratulations to Texas A&M University's latest National Academy of Sciences member, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Karen Wooley — the most recent faculty member to earn the prestigious accolade while at Texas A&M since fellow Distinguished Professors Marcetta Darensbourg and Ron DeVore were elected to the Academy in 2017.
Apr 27, 2020In 1962, Texas A&M University’s first campus glassblower, Jack Shannon, inspired William “Bill” Merka to follow in his footsteps and take up the profession. Now, as a master scientific glassblower, Merka has been the university’s go-to man for all glassware needs for 35 years.
OutnumberedA distinguished professor in the College of Science, Dr. Clifford Spiegelman has used statistics to challenge forensic methods, exonerate the innocent and bring new light to the past. His expertise was even used during an investigation into President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Apr 22, 2020Congratulations to senior applied math major Clara Wietbrock '20, one of three Aggies selected to receive the Texas A&M Faculty Senate's 2020 Aggie Spirit Award recognizing students who display outstanding courage and determination in the face of adversity while attending Texas A&M.
COVID-19 Clinical Trial
Apr 20, 2020As the first person to identify the experimental drug remdesivir as the only viable medicine for treating COVID-19 in a January research study, Texas A&M chemist Wenshe Ray Liu has two words to describe preliminary results from its use in a University of Chicago clinical trial: “quite exciting.”