Rock and Roll Research: Grad Student Study Looks for Link Between Performances and Heart Rate

Music entertains people all around the world. Live music performances can affect an audience’s mood and energy levels and the performers, too. One study strives to learn more about the stressors professional musicians undergo before and during a live performance.

Exercise physiology graduate student Heather Vellers sought to find out how a musician’s body reacts during a live performance. The study chronicled heart rates during rehearsals and compared that to live performances in front of an audience.

KATE Project Team Designs Virtual Learning Environment for Pre-Service Math Teachers

The K-12 learning landscape is constantly changing. To keep pace with these changes, many teachers are searching for innovative ways to keep students engaged. And keeping their attention is only part of the equation in designing effective lessons.

Mathematics teachers may find it particularly challenging to facilitate instruction that keep students engaged and ensures a successful curriculum. These teachers need the tools and resources to teach math in an immersive and inclusive environment and successfully lead a classroom full of diverse learners.  

It’s in the Genes: Researchers Explore Connections Between Genetics and Exercise

We rarely get to see the inner workings of our own bodies. To unravel the mysteries of what’s happening inside, exercise physiology scientists in the Department of Health and Kinesiology are exploring the connections between genetics, exercise and health to help promote healthy lifestyles, from the inside out.

TeleHealth Counseling Clinic Expands Service to Brazos Valley

What started with an initial grant awarded in 2007 to Leon County and the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) to provide innovative counseling services in a rural setting is expanding to serve residents in communities throughout the Brazos Valley.

Training Future Educators to Integrate Technology in the Classroom

The future of technology in education can be revolutionary and endless. With access to new technologies and services, students no longer need to frantically write answers to pop quizzes with pen and paper. Instead, they can submit answers using instant classroom response polls and complete quizzes that display answers in real time, with online software like

New Center for Translational Research on Aging and Longevity Established

COLLEGE STATION, May 14, 2013 – Helping people live longer and healthier lives is the goal of the medical professionals at the Center for Translational Research on Aging and Longevity (CTRAL), Texas A&M University’s newest research program in which patients are receiving real-world care and results.

The center, led by Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, is engaged in ongoing, collaborative translational research on nutrition, exercise and metabolism related to aging and the common diseases associated with aging.