Chemical throne

Internationally renowned chemist Peter Stang of the University of Utah and "Song of Ice and Fire" author George R.R. Martin are both to receive honorary doctorates from Texas A&M University. Stang's research is fundamental science across physical, organic, inorganic and petroleum chemistry. Stang has been involved with faculty on numerous national and international committees and organizations and served as inaugural Fellow of the Texas A&M Institute for Advanced Study. Martin, whose book was adapted for television as the well-known fantasy drama "Game of Thrones," has been affiliated with Texas A&M since the 1970s when he began attending AggieCon science fiction conventions.