Graduate student Christine Figgener was recognized by TIME magazine as a Next Generation Leader after a video went viral showing her research crew dislodging a plastic straw from a sea turtle’s nose. This moment galvanized a movement that resulted in companies eliminating use of plastic straws from their daily operations.
Plant biotechnologist Dr. Keerti Rathore is one step closer to transforming the lives of millions of people across the world with an unlikely protein source: cottonseeds. Rathmore and his team developed a way to remove a naturally occurring toxin from cottonseeds, making it safe for human consumption.
As a scholar and teacher of rhetoric and argumentation who is finishing a book about Trump’s presidential campaign, Jennifer Mercieca dissects Michael Cohen’s testimony and argumentative strategy of dissociation.
While STEM brings together science, technology, engineering and math, STEAM adds art and design to the equation. The goal of the STEAM movement is to cultivate the idea that these fields are a natural setting for creativity, and AggieSTEM offers opportunities for real world learning experiences.
Our Center for Translational Cancer Research is using a technique that’s never been done before called optogenetics—a kind of immunotherapy that uses light to control the immune system and induce it to fight cancer.
Through the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, we are rethinking ways to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With new studies in behavior therapy, exposure therapy, and mindfulness training, we’re addressing the mental health issue and improving lives across the nation.
A team of our biomedical researchers are exploring optical technology that tests glucose with a directional, twisting light, possibly making the invasive, painful finger-prick tests for diabetics a thing of the past.
Michael Evans is taking his experience in oceanography and studying the carbonates formed on Mars, which will help better our understanding the planet’s aqueous conditions. Next, he’ll be working with NASA engineers to plan future Mars missions.
Mechanical Engineering major Tyler Wooton decided to change lives with his newly acquired 3-D printing skills. By creating a three-dimensional, tactile map with braille, he made it easier for the visually impaired to orient themselves on campus.
Freshwater mussels provide a service to the ecosystem as filter feeders, and we’re addressing their threatened extinction by conducting research that will improve water quality statewide. Our goal is to save the mussel population while keeping our Texas water systems clean.
We’re teaming up with the Bryan-College Station Habitat for Humanity and lending a hand to local families. From filling flower pots all the way to raising $55,000 for those in need, no act is too big or too small for us Aggies.
Legislation crafted by School of Law professor Thomas W. Mitchell will provide enhanced property protections, working towards turning the tides against gentrification and property losses affecting poor and minority communities nationwide.
Harnessing the power of the ocean’s wind and hydrokinetic energy can produce up to 30 megawatts (MW) of energy, enough to power a small town. Our researchers are applying the designs of an offshore wind turbine to generate infinitely renewable, no waste or carbon emission energy.