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  • Texas A&M Leads Texas Universities In Research Expenditures

    Texas A&M ranked 19th among all U.S. research universities, based on total expenditures of more than $905.4 million.

  • NSF Budget Director Receives Texas A&M Bush School Outstanding Alumni Award

    National Science Foundation Budget Director Caitlyn Fife received the Bush School’s Outstanding Alumni Award. (Bush School) By Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service Staff This year’s Bush School of Government and Public Service Outstanding Alumni Award was presented to Caitlyn Fife, Master of Public Service…

  • Texas A&M Geographer Leading New NSF-Funded Arctic Research Project

    The new Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. (CHARS) By Leslie Lee, Texas A&M University College of Geosciences Lying quietly at the top of the world, the Arctic tundra’s ancient frozen soils store enormous amounts of carbon. These uniquely important landscapes have thick, peat soil…

  • Texas A&M Joins NSF-Funded $60 Million Supercomputer Project

    When launched in 2019, the Frontera supercomputer will help scholars improve their ability to generate simulation models, such as this one of Earth’s mantle created by a current supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. (Courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin) By Texas A&M University Research Communications…

  • Texas A&M Team Develops New Way To Grow Blood Vessels

    A photo of research conducted by Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar and his team to develop a new platform to form blood vessels. (Texas A&M Engineering) By Jennifer Reiley, Texas A&M University College of Engineering Formation of new blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical…

  • 3D Printing A New Knee Joint

    Image of 3D-printed meniscus. (Dr. Shiren Wang) By Savanna Hoover, Texas A&M University College of Engineering The meniscus, a wedge-shaped piece of cartilage, acts as a “shock absorber” in the knee. Each year, 1.5 million people have surgery to treat meniscus tears in the U.S. and Europe. The people…

  • Texas A&M To Lead NSF-Funded Water Insecurity Research Network

    “Rethinking Household Water Insecurity: Methods and Metrics” HWISE Workshop participants gather for a photo at Texas A&M University in September 2016. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Wendy Jepson) By Leslie Lee, Texas A&M University College of Geosciences Water insecurity is a reality for vulnerable households everywhere from Flint, Michigan, to…

  • I-Corps Arms Students With Skills For Success

    CLEVERarm encases the upper limb of a patient suffering with impairments and neurological disorders, such as stroke, and provides a new and improved form of physical therapy. (College of Engineering) By Jessica Spence, Texas A&M University College of Engineering Rana Soltani and her team of fellow Texas A&M University engineering…

  • Firefighters To Perform Search And Rescue Missions Using CoSci Prof’s VR Tech

    Jing Du uses virtual reality software to explore a digital building. (Texas A&M University College of Architecture) By Sarah Wilson, Texas A&M University College of Architecture First responders’ lives depend on their ability to navigate structures during a emergency — a task Jing “Eric” Du, Texas A&M assistant professor of …

  • New Insights On A Protein Complex Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Plants And Humans

    The lack of the CHR2 gene alters plant architecture. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research) By Blair Fannin, Texas A&M University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences A team of Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists now have a deeper understanding of a large switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) protein complex that…