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 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
Labors of Lab
Labors of Lab - Ashley Tucker '18 (Episode 40)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, neuroscience doctoral student Ashley Tucker '18 is on a mission to help find therapeutic treatment options for spinal cord injuries in the research group of Texas A&M biologist Jennifer Dulin '05.
Labors of Lab - Maureen Hayden '21 (Episode 39)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Texas A&M marine biology graduate student Maureen Hayden ‘21 discusses what it’s like being a scientist with a visual impairment and how a pair of electronic glasses are assisting in her initiative to study the effects of microplastics on Texas beaches.
Learn more about Maureen at: http://tx.ag/MaureenHaydenFeature
Labors of Lab - Amy Trejo ‘22 (Episode 38)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Texas A&M biology major Amy Trejo '22 shares how her life has been personally affected by COVID-19 and the role she's playing in finding a vaccine for the disease through undergraduate research.
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.
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Top News Stories of 2020In case you missed the Texas A&M College of Science’s #TopStoriesOf2020 by month as determined by data from our discover-e newsletter, here are our 12 most popular stories of the past year at a glance. If you’re not yet receiving discover-e, sign up at http://tx.ag/enewssubscribe #TAMUleads #BeCurious
I Am Texas A&M Science - Dr. Henry Clark (Episode 25)Even for the most seasoned academic, career inspiration starts somewhere, and it all begins with a story. Here’s one from Henry Clark, an accelerator physicist and facility supervisor for the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute, who sees to it that major aerospace engineering companies from across the country have access to beam time for their testing needs.
Helping Crew Dragon Take FlightOn May 30, 2020, history was made when astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley took orbit for the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule -- the first U.S. crewed space launch since 2011. Researchers at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute had a role in that milestone, by helping test the spacecraft's ability to withstand cosmic radiation.