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 (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
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (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.
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 37)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Texas A&M students Sunjay Letchuman '22 and Michael Pitonak '22 discuss their roles in the research group of biologist Jennfier Dulin '05, which investigates ways of treating spinal cord injuries.
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 36)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Texas A&M statistics major Alex Peters '21 discusses his yearlong research project with First Year Eats, a learning community that collaboratively addresses freshmen hunger and food insecurity while also providing them with budgeting tips and community-centered food preparation.
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.
Shedding Light on Dark Energy
Texas A&M Science - Introducing the Master of Science in Space Radiation EffectsTo help ensure the success of future space missions and the safety of both spacecrafts and the astronauts who rely on them, Texas A&M University is teaming up with NASA in a first-of-its-kind partnership to offer a Master of Science in space radiation effects to train the next-generation workforce.
Texas A&M Science - I Am Texas A&M Science (Episode 24)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.
Texas A&M Science - 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.