College of Science
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 represented annual expenditures of more than $922 million in fiscal year 2018. Texas A&M ranked in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey (2017), based on expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. The College of Science alone is responsible for more than $60 million of that research, including millions in indirect cost return that is reinvested in new and continuing projects.
$60 million in federal research funding
World renown 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
Physics & Astronomy is a partner in the Giant Magellan Telescope
Cyclotron Institute brings in $7 million annually in external research grants
Labors of Lab
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 35)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Ethan Quinn, a senior chemistry major from Seton Hill University, discusses spending his summer gaining hands-on research experience at Texas A&M as part of the Department of Chemistry’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 34)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Texas A&M astronomy graduate student Taylor Hutchison '22 describes how she’s living her dream by traveling to some of the world's largest observatories to study the distinguishing features of ancient galaxies and how they developed in order to better understand how the universe appeared in its earliest days nearly 14 billion years ago.
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 33)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Texas A&M chemistry senior Tucker Folsom '19 explains how his research of metal carbonyls and carbon dioxide-based polymers could potentially contribute to larger areas of study, as well as the satisfaction he gets in being a teaching assistant within his own laboratory: an undergraduate organic chemistry class.
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.
Spheres of Influence
Running Down a Dream
Texas A&M Science - Introducing Valentine's Southern Dusky SalamanderAn extensive multi-year analysis of different populations of Southern Dusky Salamanders throughout the coastal regions of the southeastern United States has resulted in identification of a new species -- a discovery Texas A&M biologist Joseph Bernardo sums up as a "very humbling kind of contribution to science."
Texas A&M Science - Big Data at Texas A&M: SXSW 2017The concept of big data too often is narrowly defined in the context of statistical analysis and prediction. However, data science is a major enabling field that transcends all disciplines and requires a coordinated effort to effectively harness the collective power inherent in information. Texas A&M University is on the leading edge of the data science revolution — recruiting the best minds, investing in new and emerging technologies, and promoting research and discovery in a range of areas and industries to provide efficient solutions to the world’s most challenging issues. #TAMUatSXSW
Texas A&M Science - ZFOURGE SurveyThis animation shows how the FourStar Galaxy Evolution Survey (ZFOURGE) builds a colorful photo album of galaxies by combining imaging taken at optical and near-infrared wavelengths. By staring at these patches of the sky for 45 nights, ZFOURGE measures distances to more than 60,000 galaxies spanning more than 12 billion years of cosmic time. To learn more, visit https://www.science.tamu.edu/articles/1643.