A degree from Texas A&M already stands for something: exceptional intellectual experiences, preparation in service and leadership, and the development of a critical mindset. But it can stand for more. Imagine if every student had the opportunity to participate in immersive educational experiences beyond the confines of the classroom and even beyond “the other education” received through student organizations.
Such experiences include living learning communities, where students seeking similar academic goals or who have similar interests live and learn together; capstone projects, a culminating experience that allows a graduating student to address an issue or question that interests them; and study abroad and international work or research experiences.
These experiences prepare student-leaders who enter the world determined to make things better. Your support enables students to have access to these programs in a fashion that does not delay timely graduation or increase a student’s debt.Learn more about the Transformational Education pillar opportunities
From the tiniest molecules to the most expansive galaxies, Texas A&M faculty and students have a hand in research that spans disciplines and that has important human ties. With research comes the promise of answers to some of the most pressing issues facing 21st century society: extreme poverty, poor health, energy crises, climate change, water scarcity, food shortages, and infectious diseases and epidemics.
Texas A&M stands today as one of the largest research universities in the United States, with research conducted on every continent. Its faculty-researchers generate more than $866 million in research expenditures, all while enhancing undergraduate and graduate education by providing hands-on research learning opportunities. In fact, 20 to 30 percent of Texas A&M undergraduates participate in research activities.
Along with the University of Texas and Rice University, Texas A&M is one of only three Tier 1 universities in the state. Year after year, massive and interdisciplinary research projects are funded on campus by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Your support can accelerate ongoing research initiatives and bring the best minds in science and technology to Texas A&M.Learn more about the Discovery and Innovation pillar opportunities
Texas A&M is one of only 17 institutions in the nation to hold the triple designation of land, sea and space-grant university. Its commitment is first and foremost to the state of Texas, providing valuable education to first-generation students and students of all backgrounds, as well as developing productive leaders who will enter the nation’s workforce. In fact, Washington Monthly recently ranked the university third nationally in research, service, social mobility and contributions to society.
The university’s presence is also felt directly in all 254 Texas counties through its partnerships with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. But as Aggies, our responsibility extends well beyond state borders—from the conservation of coasts and marine areas to the exploration of space. Many of the university’s college-based programs are dedicated to making an impact well beyond its 5,200 acres.
Your support will bolster Texas A&M’s ability to shape the world through policy, security and leadership.Learn more about the Impact the State, Nation and World pillar opportunities