Kaine Korzekwa

Kaine Korzekwa

Kaine is the science writing/communications intern for the College of Natural Sciences and a recent biology and journalism UT graduate. In August he will attend graduate school in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Follow him on Twitter @KaineK.
Posted · 0 Comments

While the sun and wind provide great alternative energies, the supplies can be highly variable when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. Also consider the Achilles' heel of electric vehicles: it can take hours to recharge them.

Posted · 0 Comments

The fact that most humans have five digits on each hand and foot is due in part to a complex developmental pathway called Hedgehog. If something goes wrong in this process during development, say a mutation in a critical gene that affects its expression, a person might be born with extra fingers or toes, a condition known as polydactyly. New research shows that for at least one part of the pathway, there is a sort of failsafe mechanism that seems to make it harder for mistakes to happen.

Featured
Posted · 0 Comments

Focusing on education, self-image and aid, a new student organization is working to empower girls in Austin. GirlAdvocates! was started in fall 2013 by biology major Lauren Caton and is dedicated to bringing students and communities together to benefit young girls.

Featured
Posted · 2 Comments

That salad you had for lunch. Yeah, it had fungi in it.

That celery stick you barely nibbled that came with your basket of wings last night. It had fungi in it too.

Featured
Posted · 0 Comments

Two computer science sophomores are using the skills they gained in the Freshman Research Initiative to program flying robots and show them off to other students on campus. Robert Lynch and Matt Broussard, who were both involved in the Autonomous Intelligent Robotics FRI stream run by Dr. Peter Stone, had different ways of arriving in computer science but say research has enriched their undergraduate experience more than anything else.

Featured
Posted · 0 Comments

Meet senior neuroscience and jazz performance major Mason Hankamer, who sees music in colors.

Posted · 0 Comments

A troupe of intrepid Natural Sciences graduate students are DJ's for a KVRX radio show that brings science to a broader audience. 

Posted · 0 Comments

Marine scientist Tracy Villareal has won a prize to use aquatic robots to study algal blooms and dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Posted · 0 Comments

What are the benefits of being a tarpon fish with scales that can reach the size of a human palm? Scientists are able to tell what dark waters you’ve lived and traveled in by analyzing the scales chemically. 

Posted · 0 Comments
Victor Rodriguez's research experience at UT has led to two trips across the Atlantic and a prestigious scholarship.