Jan 27, 2021Fourteen research projects — including two led by Texas A&M Science faculty — have been chosen for 2020-2021 funding as part of The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office Collaborative Research Program aimed at increasing engagement between A&M System and Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers.
Tribology of Touch
Jan 22, 2021Dr. Cynthia Hipwell, Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. '45 Chair II Professor in Texas A&M's J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, will present the 2020-2021 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Lecture, set for 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, via Zoom.
Dec 22, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M statistician Bani Mallick, who has been honored by the University of Connecticut Department of Statistics with its 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizing statistics graduates with records of outstanding professional accomplishment in statistics and related fields.
In Service of Science
Dec 21, 2020Texas A&M mathematician Anne Shiu has been elected as one of five new Members at Large of the American Mathematical Society Council, the body that formulates the scientific policies of the 30,000-member AMS and acts in an advisory capacity to its Board of Trustees.
Excellence in AggielandThe Texas A&M Society of Physics Students chapter has been recognized as a 2019-2020 SPS Outstanding Chapter for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization — a distinction awarded to less than 15 percent of the nearly 850 chapters located at colleges and universities across the US and world.
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.
Master TeacherSince 2017, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy M. Suhail Zubairy has been bringing Texas A&M freshmen to the frontier of quantum mechanics — a fundamental theory in physics describing the behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic scale that vexed even renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and typically is considered so advanced that it’s reserved for college juniors and seniors.
Shedding Light on Dark Energy
Dec 01, 2020Three years into its quest to reveal the nature of dark energy, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) led by The University of Texas at Austin and involving Texas A&M University is on track to complete the largest map of the cosmos ever — a three-dimensional map of 2.5 million galaxies that will help astronomers understand how and why the expansion of the universe is speeding up over time.
In Service of Science
Nov 24, 2020Mathematician Harold Boas, biologist Paul Hardin and chemist Karen Wooley are among six Texas A&M University faculty members recognized as 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
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.