A Universal Mystery
Apr 25, 2019Armed with new Hubble Space Telescope data and an improved technique, a team of astronomers including Texas A&M professor Lucas Macri has made the most accurate measurement of the universe's expansion rate to date — a surprising 4-sigma discrepancy from Planck's prediction that strengthens the case for new physics.
Apr 23, 2019April 7 marked the passing of longtime Texas A&M biochemist and former Dean of Science John Mack Prescott, who earned renown during his time as dean (1969-1977) and Vice President for Academic Affairs (a role now known as Provost) for recruiting talented academics in many fields as well as top students who helped transform Texas A&M into the world-class institution it is today. Read more in this 2016 feature from the Eagle's Brazos Valley veterans series.
Apr 18, 2019Texas A&M chemist Donald Darensbourg has been elected as a 2019 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining Karen Wooley (2015), George Bass (2012), Marcetta Darensbourg (2011), Marlan Scully (2008), Ron DeVore (2001), Rob Kennicutt Jr. (2001) and David Lee (1990) as current Texas A&M faculty members featured in the eminent society.
Timing Is Everything
Apr 16, 2019Timing is everything, including with regard to eating. In research published April 16 in Cell Reports, Texas A&M biologist Jerome Menet’s laboratory found that feeding time influences the liver’s biological clock in mice, with possible implications for overall physiology and health.
Apr 14, 2019Texas A&M astronomer Jonelle Walsh recently took time with reporters from local media outlets KBTX-News3 and the Bryan-College Station Eagle to discuss the historic first image of a black hole and its shadow, located at the heart of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy, which Walsh has actually studied as a crucial anchor for the uppermost end of black hole properties and relationships.
Apr 12, 2019Gregory S. Day ’19, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive a United States Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Award in support of research addressing scientific challenges central to the agency’s mission and workforce development. Day, whose research as a member of […]
Preparing Texas Teachers
Apr 10, 2019As a child, Mary Kate Wilkin '19 pretended she was a teacher, using her aunt's old overhead projector and lesson plan books. In May, she will graduate from Texas A&M with a degree in chemistry and a certification to teach science subjects in grades seven through 12, thanks to the aggieTEACH Program and scholarship support from the Jim and Betty Sitton Award for Aggie Science Teachers.
Evolution :: Faith
Val Johnson, Dean of Science
Apr 08, 2019Dr. Valen E. Johnson, University Distinguished Professor of Statistics and head of the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University, has been named Dean of Science at Texas A&M University and holder of the Richard H. Harrison III/External Advisory Council Endowed Dean’s Chair in Science, effective May 1. Johnson’s appointment was announced Monday (April 8) by Texas […]