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.

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Texas A&M Biology’s Maureen Hayden Sets Sights on Helping Planet and People Through Science

Maureen Hayden ’21 has always had her sights firmly set on a career as a scientist and the possibilities that lie ahead. After all, for the longest time, it was about the only thing she could see clearly.

Hayden, a graduate student at Texas A&M University working toward her doctorate in marine biology, is legally blind. She was born with retinopathy of prematurity, an eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. Because the retina in her right eye is completely detached, the vision Hayden does have is limited to her left eye and clinically classified as 20/400.

Navigating through her day-to-day responsibilities studying the effects of plastic pollution on Texas beaches as a member of marine biologist

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