Texas A&M faculty and students are driven by the spirit of discovery and committed to pushing back the boundaries of knowledge. Research conducted at Texas A&M generated annual expenditures of more than $1.131 billion in fiscal year 2020, paced by research grants in the life sciences. Texas A&M ranked in the top 25 of the most recent National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development survey based on expenditures of more than $952 million in fiscal year 2019. The College of Science alone is responsible for more than $40 million of that research, including millions in indirect cost return that is reinvested in new and continuing projects.

$40 million in federal research funding

World renowned biological clocks research

Chemistry houses Texas A&M’s second Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar in Cancer Research

Two-thirds of Mathematics faculty have NSF grants

Ranked 13th nationally among public university math departments in research funding (TheBestSchools.org, 2016)

Physics & Astronomy is a partner in the Giant Magellan Telescope

Cyclotron Institute brings in $7 million annually in external research grants

Centers, Institutes & Laboratories

The College of Science is home to 20 centers and institutes as well as many specialized laboratories and active research groups, where innovation by our top researchers has led to groundbreaking discoveries and extraordinary answers to life’s ordinary questions.

Research News

Texas A&M Biology Major Annabel Perry Finds Place in World of Science Through Research

Every picture tells a story. One of Annabel Perry’s childhood favorites features her as a grinning 10-year-old clutching a gigantic bullfrog, a slightly out-of-focus snapshot of both place and time that captures her budding interest in the natural world and her future as a scientist — a career path and underlying passion accelerated by undergraduate research and key faculty mentors at Texas A&M University.

This little girl with the bullfrog, however, didn't start out with all the tools she needed to succeed as a scientist. Perry, who was homeschooled as a child in Milford, Texas, grew up believing that women were less logical than men, evolution was not real and human behaviors were not biologically determined. She didn't seriously question those beliefs until, at the age of 16 after researching [...]

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