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The College of Natural Sciences upholds the University of Texas’ mission by pursuing science and research; developing leaders; promoting discovery; and creating impact through its outreach efforts. Our strategic plan highlights key initiatives in achieving these goals including:

Innovative Science Education
The Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) empowers more than 900 first-year students a year in first-hand research. Students work in small groups to solve challenges and make new discoveries. This nationally recognized program gives students real-world experiences in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and computer science labs across campus.

High Impact Spaces for Research and Learning
A master space plan guides decisions about how best to prepare students and drive discoveries on campus. Learn more about the building renovations goals and plans and opportunities to elevate your organization here.

Support for Faculty Research, Graduate Students and the Next Generation of Scientists
More than 1,300 graduate students perform cutting-edge research across the College of Natural Sciences. Your partnership can offer competitive graduate fellowships while building your brand reputation. Learn more here.


To become a corporate partner, please contact Mandi Ford Argo, Assistant Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations at 512-232-1870 or email cnsgiving@austin.utexas.edu.