How Do We Solve the Riddles of Our Universe?

Physics and astronomy researchers in the College of Science work to uncover some of the cosmos' greatest mysteries.

A Commercial Catalyst

Industry pioneer and Aggie supporter Dr. Jan Troup ’74 translates scientific vision into commercial reality.

Spirit Among the Stars

Did you know that Aggie songs have echoed to space as a wake-up call for the astronauts of three NASA space shuttle missions?

Science Gone Viral

Dr. John Quarles has traversed the microbiology and virology fields and plans to empower others to expand their scientific pursuits.

Fueling Curiosity in Neuroscience

Dr. Wes Thompson's legacy of selfless service and academic excellence lives on through an endowed chair in the College of Science.

We Asked: What is Your New Year's Resolution?

Read what deans and leaders across campus are resolving to do in 2021 to increase opportunities for Aggieland's students, faculty and staff.

An Aggie-worthy Resolution

Learn how partnering with the Texas A&M Foundation can help you create a plan to successfully execute your legacy giving goals.

Faculty Fieldwork

A landmark gift from Jon Hagler ’58 empowered the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study to invite top-tier researchers to Aggieland in perpetuity. These are some of the Fellows who stayed.

Lab Work: Research at Texas A&M

Gifts to the campaign created 127 new endowed chairs, professorships and fellowships that support faculty, whose boundless creativity and curiosity are changing the world.

Piloting Support for Students

Robert "Bob" Dunham ’63 is giving back through an endowed scholarship and a gift of real estate that will benefit the College of Science.

Advancing Academics

Learn how chairs, professorships and fellowships support researchers and faculty members who contribute to Texas A&M University’s excellence.

Faculty Fieldwork

Dr. Clifford Spiegelman uses statistics to challenge forensic methods and shed new light on history.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to Texas A&M

Planned gift will support African wildlife study abroad; Women’s Resource Center gets a boost; Lawrences back Formula SAE Team; new scholarship for aggieTEACH program.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Student-developed video game teaches cattle working skills; program showcases rural veterinary medicine; university hosts Datathon; Sea Aggies deploy weather buoys.


William “Bill” Merka has been the university’s go-to glassblower for more than three decades.

Lab Work: Research at Texas A&M

Scientists develop an oil spill prediction model, a bioabsorbable wound dressing and a new spacesuit design; neuroscience professor explains the underlying causes of déjà vu.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Class of 1969 dedicates Spirit Plaza; new initiative launches for students with disabilities; Sea Aggies fundraise for Aggie ring statue; music and math converge in engineering program.

The Benefits of Retirement Gifts

Check out these three retirement gift methods to see if they might be right for you!

Student Impact

As a Science Leadership Scholar, first-generation student Marlisa “Marly” Marquez ’21 found a home at Texas A&M University that she never thought possible.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to Texas A&M

Endowment fuels training cruises; doctor honors late wife’s legacy; gift for Sales Leadership Institute; former student supports the Corps of Cadets.


How the aggieTEACH program is helping fill the need for quality math and science teachers in Texas and the nation.

Coastal Dreams and Coral Reefs

Scholarships through the Texas A&M Foundation enabled Aaron Rose ’19 to embark on a transformative journey as a student researcher in the Caribbean.

Brockman Foundation Creates Full-Ride Scholarship Program for Texas A&M Students Majoring in STEM Fields

A unique five-year degree program is now available to Texas A&M University incoming freshmen who major in a STEM field.

Girls Blossom in Aggie STEM Camp

Sandy Wilkinson ’86 honors her late father with a program that encourages girls to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Science Showcase

Audiences got up-close with science at the 2018 Physics and Engineering Festival, an entertaining and informative scientific extravaganza.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Scientists collaborate on crop research; doctoral candidate studies the diets of 17th-century sailors; student startup revolutionizes indoor farming.


Texas A&M astronomers witness cosmic history when two neutron stars collide.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to the Foundation

Accounting department naming underway; Pilgrim’s Corp. funds poultry feed mill renovation; Cathy and Bill Davis ’75 endow student conference; Nobel laureate David Lee supports quantum studies.

Time Capsule

In the 1980s, Charles Munnerlyn ’62 revolutionized the optics industry with a new procedure that still helps millions achieve 20/20 vision: LASIK.

One Voice

Private philanthropy gives Texas A&M’s astronomy program the freedom to explore the depths of the cosmos.


Roku Founder Anthony Wood ’87 became a Silicon Valley sensation when he reimagined the way we consume TV.

Dream Chaser

Oscar Gonzalez ’18 finds his home in Aggieland as a Science Leadership Scholar.

Back Page

Mark Zoran, biology professor and circadian rhythm specialist, shares his advice for getting some good shut-eye.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Birds are the focus of two veterinary stories; researchers apply 3-D printing to drug production; archaeologists restore 17th century French ship.


Ahmed Mahmoud '87 '90 transformed his love of physics to become a leader and innovator at General Motors.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Physics and Engineering Festival attracts science lovers of all ages; Shipwreck Weekend showcases nautical archaeology program; Career Closet suits Aggies for jobs.

Donation Honors Former Dean

Sheridan Mitchell Lorenz has established the Dr. Joseph Newton Graduate Student Service Award in the Texas A&M College of Science.

The Legacy

Gifts of retirement assets are a popular way to leave a lasting legacy at Texas A&M.

Two Texas A&M Statisticians Named to Endowed Chairs

Two Texas A&M University statistics professors have been appointed to endowed chairs within the Department of Statistics.

Scott Perkins '17 Carries on Physics Family Tradition at Texas A&M

James "Cory" '12 and Casey '14, graduated from Texas A&M with degrees in physics, and the youngest, Scott '17, is following in their footsteps.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Qatar mathematician predicts fate of Malaysia Airlines flight; horseback riding can fight obesity; professor helps protect bats from wind turbines; Bush School researcher finds tariff bias.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to the Foundation

Scholarship memorializes education student; friends honor former science dean; fellowship supports mechanical engineering professor.


Led by Professor Ricardo Eusebi, a six-member team of physics students build a modern-day Tesla coil.

Texas A&M Faculty Couple Funds Fellowship for Graduate Students

Distinguished Professor of Statistics Raymond J. Carroll and Marcia G. Ory created the Graduate Fellowship in Statistics to benefit graduate students.

Rooted in Texas A&M

Carolyn ’69 ’75 and Thomas Adair ’57 ’65 created a significant planned gift to ensure that all of their assets will benefit Texas A&M.

Prominent Aggie Biostatistician Creates Texas A&M Statistics Chair to Honor Late Wife

Ersen Arseven recently commemorated the 15-year anniversary of his wife, Susan's passing by establishing a memorial endowment at Texas A&M.

George Mitchell, Mitchell Foundation Commit Additional $20 Million to Texas A&M Mitchell Institute

George P. Mitchell, Mitchell Foundation commit with a $20 million legacy gift to benefit the Texas A&M Mitchell Institute.