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See the Texas A&M University College of Arts and Sciences news from August 2022.


Bolstered by a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers featuring Texas A&M chemist Sarbajit Banerjee, Texas A&M University has been selected to lead its first Department of Energy-funded Energy Frontier Research Center that will focus on Reconfigurable Electronic Materials Inspired by Nonlinear Neuron Dynamics (REMIND), an initiative that strives to transform computing to behave more like a human brain for rapid and efficient processing.

On the heels of her recent National Institutes of Health Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, Texas A&M chemist Xin Yan has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to further her study of lipids and their relationship to ailments ranging from cancer and diabetes to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

Texas A&M oceanography graduate and Earth scientist Darcie Little Badger ’16 draws from her Lipan Apache heritage and science background to write award-winning fiction, including her recent novel, “A Snake Falls To Earth,” that earned a 2022 Nebula Award.

Congratulations to 2001 Texas A&M chemistry Ph.D. graduate and new faculty member Lane Baker, who has been selected by the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry to receive the 2023 Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry in recognition of significant contributions to the discipline.

The Department of Geology and Geophysics is expanding educational opportunities for students, updating the B.A. in Geology.

Anthony Ramirez learned many valuable lessons from his time at Texas A&M University.

For this first generation student, history is more than just names and dates, it’s the story of who we are.

Guided by the Aggie core values, a recent law graduate who began her Aggie journey in the Department of English advocates for those who lack representation.

Feeling down? Move your body! Sports psychology professor explains why exercise improves mood and offers advice on how to make exercising work for you.

The estate lawyer carries on a family legacy of serving Texas A&M University.

While the answer remains unclear, economics professor Dennis Jansen explains key insights to keep in mind as we navigate the current state of the economy.

Five Texas A&M Science faculty recently have been appointed to endowed chairs and professorships in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and Astronomy in recognition of their accomplishments and international scholarly excellence.

Scientists including Texas A&M astronomer Justin Spilker used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array along with the Hubble Space Telescope to study a newly-dormant galaxy that stopped forming stars due to fuel loss during the merging process — a discovery that's shedding new light on galaxy evolution.

Professors in the Department of Communication analyze how media and public health officials are discussing monkeypox.

The Giant Magellan Telescope has secured a $205 million investment from its international consortium to accelerate its construction in Chile as the most powerful telescope ever engineered that will allow astronomers to see farther into space with more detail than any other previous optical telescope before and work in direct synergy with James Webb Space Telescope to empower new scientific discoveries.

A team of researchers including Texas A&M astronomer Casey Papovich has identified a galaxy in recent images from the James Webb Space Telescope that they estimate is being observed as it was just 290 million years after the Big Bang, making it one of the earliest galaxies ever observed and a strong indication that galaxies started forming much earlier than many astronomers previously thought.

Texas A&M Disability Resources teamed up with Texas A&M mathematician Vanessa Coffelt and the Department of Mathematics to create a Braille translation for fundamental mathematics coursework in order to ensure that the university's classes are accessible to all Aggie students.

The same La Niña conditions that helped usher in an exceptionally hot and dry summer are also setting the stage for increased hurricane activity — but those storms won’t bring the kind of rain Texans have been hoping for.