World-renowned orthopaedic surgeon and 1959 Texas A&M zoology graduate Dr. J. Richard Steadman '59 is one of 12 Aggies honored this year with the university's highest former student honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Homing In on the Future
Undergraduate, Cyclotron Institute -
Sometimes "ah-ha" moments can come at unexpected times. In Texas A&M senior physics major Layla Bakhtiari's case, a big one happened when she found career inspiration in a television show as an 11-year-old that led to a home as an undergraduate researcher in the world-renowned Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute.
Gift, Biology -
In 1990, Texas A&M biologist Tim Hall took a chance on a prospective graduate student, inviting Eric Yong Xu '93 to join his laboratory. Twenty-five years later, Xu is returning the favor, investing in Texas A&M while honoring the pioneering professor who mentored him to his Ph.D. in biology and a bright future as one of China's most influential entrepreneurs and investors.
All in the Family
Gift, Mathematics -
A year ago, two Texas A&M mathematics professors took a bit of creative license with a time-honored saying and their gift idea to commemorate a friend's significant birthday. The result? The Foias Lectures and a life lesson in absolute value, from friendships to career accomplishment worth celebrating in perpetuity.
Fields Medalist Visits Math
Event, Mathematics -
Efrim Zelmanov, 1994 Fields Medal recipient, 2001 National Academy of Sciences member and holder of the Rita L. Atkinson Chair in Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, is visiting the Texas A&M campus this week to present two public lectures for the Dr. Carl "C.J." Maxson Endowed Lecture Series in Mathematics.
Graduate, Physics and Astronomy -
Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy Ph.D. student Fuxiang Li is one of 14 selected from across the Texas A&M campus to receive a prestigious 2015 Distinguished Graduate Student Award recognizing excellence in research and teaching.
Award, Statistics -
Texas A&M statistician Mikyoung Jun has been selected to receive the American Statistical Association's 2015 ENVR Young Investigator Award, presented by the ASA Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) in honor of her outstanding contributions to statistical models and methods for geophysical applications.
Award, Physics and Astronomy -
Texas A&M physicist Hans Schuessler has been honored for career achievement in international research as one of three 2015 recipients of the Bush Excellence Award, established in 2002 by President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush to annually celebrate accomplishments in public service, international teaching and international research.
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