At Texas A&M, our spirit is passed back, and our impact is passed on. Donors are the difference in enabling faculty, students, and staff in the College of Science to leave their global mark in myriad transformational and inventive ways while helping to ensure a brighter future for Texas A&M and our world.

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Endow the Science Leadership Scholars Program ($7.5 million)
In fall 2016, Texas A&M Science welcomed 23 incoming freshmen as the inaugural cohort in the Science Leadership Scholars (SLS) Program, an elite learning community designed to financially and academically support high-performing science majors who are first-generation in college and come from low-income households. Our goal with SLS is simple — increase retention and graduation of these selected students through early intervention. Thanks to your generosity, each SLS student currently receives $2,500 in financial support each year for four years — an investment of $10,000 per student — which provides them with a dedicated advisor, intentional mentoring, networking opportunities, targeted instruction, and extensive research experiences.

Now in the program’s third year, we have 53 students and with your support, hope to expand our reach beyond SLS students to support all science majors. You can play an integral role in backing the Science Leadership Scholars Program by sponsoring a scholar, naming the program, or keeping the momentum with a current gift.

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College of Science

Your gift will provide non-endowed funds to be used at the discretion of the Dean to enhance the programs and activities of the College of Science.

The Development Council assists, advises, and supports efforts to better the scholarship, educational, and service functions of the programs within the college.

Your gift will allow the College of Science to recognize former students of the College of Science at Texas A&M University who have brought honor to their profession through outstanding leadership in mathematics, the sciences and medicine.

Distributions from this endowment support aggieTEACH, a teacher preparation program for undergraduate students in majors that require at least 24 hours (half at upper level) of mathematics or science courses who are interested in teaching high school mathematics or science. aggieTEACH believes that training and retaining high quality STEM teachers must be a top priority for our country.

Established in 2001, the lifelines program has a goal of $1,000,000 or 1,000 donors who each give $1,000. Your gift will support undergraduate students pursuing medicine, dentistry, or healthcare.

Your gift will provide non-endowed funds to be used for Mitchell Institute outreach programs and teacher training.

Benefits up to four full-time science students who exhibit exceptional leadership and service to the College of Science.

Created by Southeast Texas health care professionals to support undergraduate students pursuing careers in the health care professions.

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide undergraduate scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the College of Science.

Biology

Your gift will provide non-endowed funds to be used at the discretion of the Department Head to enhance the programs and activities of the Department of Biology.

Support the Department of Biology with preference given to activities that support graduate education within the department.

Chemistry

Your gift will provide non-endowed funds to be used at the discretion of the Department Head to enhance the programs and activities of the Department of Chemistry.

Distributions from this endowment to honor Professor Abraham Clearfield will be used to promote and enhance the Abraham Clearfield Lecture Series by sponsoring distinguished speakers in Inorganic Chemistry.

Distributions from this endowment in memory of Professor F.A. Cotton provides funds to be used for travel awards for students pursuing a graduate degree in the Department of Chemistry.

Your gift, in memory of Dr. Wayne Goodman, will support the teaching, research, service, and professional development activities of a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.

Distributions from this endowment to honor Professor Jaan Laane will be used to provide an award to a high achieving undergraduate Chemistry major that participates in undergraduate research.

Memorial scholarship set up in memory of Dr. Leung and to be funded by family and friends of Dr. Leung.

Distributions from this endowment to honor Professor Emeritus Jack H. Lunsford ’57 will be used to provide one or more fellowships for deserving graduate students pursuing research in physical chemistry.

Your gift will support study abroad experiences in chemistry in memory of Matt Rowan and his love of teaching, research, and traveling, and his commitment to helping others.

Funds from the endowment will be awarded to outstanding entering Ph.D. graduate students in analytical or experimental physical chemistry and will also support current graduate students who have been advanced to candidacy to cover travel expenses for a presentation of their research at a national or international conference.

Your gift will allow the Chemistry Road Show to amaze K-12 students across Texas with the wonders of chemistry and heighten their interest in science.

Mathematics

Your gift will provide non-endowed funds to be used at the discretion of the Department Head to enhance the programs and activities of the Department of Mathematics.

Your gift will provide undergraduate scholarships to students pursuing degrees in mathematics.

Your gift will provide a venue for undergraduate students to interact with a leading researcher from outside Texas A&M University who has also demonstrated a deep interest in mentoring students.

Your gift will support the annual SMaRT Camp, a two-week summer program in the Department of Mathematics for gifted high school students selected on a national basis.

Physics and Astronomy

Your gift will provide transformational learning opportunities for Texas A&M students to participate in prestigious international collaborations within the field of Astronomy.

Your gift will provide non-endowed funds to be used at the discretion of the Department Head to enhance the programs and activities of the Department of Physics.

To provide pass-through funding for the annual Physics Festival hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science.

Your gift will support the Physics Festival Endowment. Distributions from this endowment will be used to fund the annual Physics Festival hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Your gift will provide undergraduate scholarships to students pursuing degrees in physics.

Dr. Edward S. Fry, head of the physics department, leads a drive to raise $1 million to establish the Nelson M. Duller ’48 Chair in Experimental Physics. Once funded, this chair to honor Dr. Nelson Duller ’48, a retired Aggie physics professor, will be filled based on two equally ranked criteria: research expertise in experimental physics and outstanding teaching/mentoring.

Your donation will provide scholarship support for undergraduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in memory of Sandi Smith.

Statistics

Your gift will provide non-endowed funds to be used at the discretion of the Department Head to enhance the programs and activities of the Department of Statistics.

Your gift will provide graduate fellowships for students pursuing a degree in statistics.

Distributions from this endowment to honor Dr. Raymond Carroll will be used to provide an award bi-annually to a statistician who has made an important contribution to the area of statistics.

Distributions from this endowment to honor Dr. Manny Parzen will be used to award the Parzen Prize for Statistical Innovation to statisticians in North American Universities who have made outstanding and influential contributions to the development of applicable statistical methods.