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 - Bianca Aridjis-Olivos (Episode 41)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Bianca Aridjis-Olivos, a senior biochemistry/Spanish double-major from the University of Dallas, discusses spending her summer gaining hands-on research experience in the lab of Dr. Xin Yan at Texas A&M as part of the Department of Chemistry’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
For more information on REU programs, visit tx.ag/SummerREUin Science.
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
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.
Honoring Global Excellence
Leading Detector R&D
The Science of CrushA new Google Arts & Culture-featured exhibit developed by the Science History Institute and Texas A&M’s NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry helps connect the scientific history behind a technique known as crushing to current research in mechanochemistry that may lead to greener chemistry requiring less energy and fewer toxic chemicals.
To see the exhibit, visit https://artsandculture.google.com/story/UQUh6_yaa-LjTg
For more information on the NSF Center for Mechanical Control of Chemistry, visit https://research.tamu.edu/centers/nsf-center-for-the-mechanical-control-of-chemistry/
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.