Sep 16, 2020A major National Science Foundation grant accelerating the prototyping and testing of some of the most powerful optical and infrared technologies ever engineered as the underpinning of the Giant Magellan Telescope includes hundreds of Texas A&M-built actuators that will support the GMT’s massive primary mirror and keep it precisely aligned.
Head of the Class
Sep 15, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M biologist Asha Rao, who has been named a 2020 Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence — the eighth recipient in Texas A&M College of Science history of the university's highest recognition for classroom performance.
Aug 28, 2020Three Texas A&M projects are among 64 university research awards announced earlier this summer by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a $132 million high energy physics-focused funding package aimed at advancing knowledge of how the universe works at its most fundamental levels.
Excellence in InnovationTexas A&M Regents Professor of Chemistry and Cyclotron Institute Director Sherry Yennello has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society's 2021 Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry recognizing research accomplishment in nuclear and radiochemistry or their application.
Aug 27, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M chemistry Ph.D. candidate Rachel Davidson '19, one of 13 recipients of the Cottrell Fellowship, funded by Research Corporation for Science Advancement in partnership with the National Science Foundation to support the work of postdoctoral students affected by institutional hiring freezes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Aug 26, 2020Texas A&M astronomer and 2019-20 Council of Principal Investigators chair Darren DePoy will work closely with individual faculty and across the college's five departments to enhance research throughout Texas A&M Science in his new administrative role as associate dean for research.
Aug 12, 2020Congratulations to Dr. R. Bowen Loftin '71, one of 12 Aggies honored this year with the university's highest former student honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Loftin, who served as the 24th president of Texas A&M University (2010-14) as well as vice president and chief executive officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston (2005-10), received his bachelor of science in physics in 1970 from Texas A&M.
Aug 06, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M chemist David Powers, selected to receive a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) to support his group’s research toward metal-free electrocatalysis for fine-chemical synthesis with potential impact on the development of new pharmaceuticals.
Pioneering CatalystTexas A&M chemist Marcetta Darensbourg has been selected to receive the 2020 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement, one of five annual awards presented by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society to recognize exemplary achievement in science and engineering.
On the Surface
Aug 04, 2020A multi-institution team of scientists led by Texas A&M chemist James Batteas has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to establish the NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC), one of three new Phase I Centers for Chemical Innovation funded through the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry for 2020 and the first-ever in Texas.
Aug 02, 2020During the past three years, nearly 100 electronic components of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule were tested at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute in preparation for its historic trip as the first crewed spacecraft launched from American soil since 2011 and a major milestone in SpaceX’s ultimate quest for commercial space tourism.
Jul 31, 2020Branislav Vidakovic, a professor of statistics at Georgia Tech and the current program director for statistics in the National Science Foundation's Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, has been appointed as head of Texas A&M Statistics, effective August 15.