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Chemistry Lecturer’s Science Demonstrations Ignite STEM Interest

Chemistry Lecturer’s Science Demonstrations Ignite STEM Interest

What's the best way to carve a pumpkin? If you ask chemistry lecturer Kate Biberdorf, she might tell you to let the pumpkin carve itself, just as she does in recent media coverage of her Fun with Chemistry outreach program.

5 Ways Texas Science People are STEMprovising through Science Communication

5 Ways Texas Science People are STEMprovising through Science Communication

Students and researchers are stepping out of lab and onto the stage, building up their skills as science communicators using a perhaps surprising tool: improv theater.

5 Ways to Celebrate the Class of 2017

5 Ways to Celebrate the Class of 2017

​In light of Commencement, we step back to celebrate the Class of 2017. We've updated this post, post-commencement, to share highlights from all three College of Natural Sciences ceremonies. 

Chemistry Outreach Program Promotes Sustainability, Love of Science

Chemistry Outreach Program Promotes Sustainability, Love of Science

Ryan Pekarek, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemistry, has two passions: renewable energy and science education. Luckily he's found a way to pursue both on the Forty Acres through his involvement in H2fromH20, an outreach program started by Michael Rose, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry.

Iran Releases Former UT Physicist

Iran Releases Former UT Physicist

​Iranian authorities released Omid Kokabee, former doctoral student in physics at The University of Texas at Austin, on Monday after more than five years of imprisonment according to reports by multiple outlets including the Associated Press.

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Flies Captured on Video Turning Fire Ants Into Zombies

Flies Captured on Video Turning Fire Ants Into Zombies

​The skillful and ghoulish attack of parasitoid phorid flies on fire ants, filmed at the Brackenridge Field Lab, was recently featured in the PBS nature documentary, Supernature - Wild Flyers.

CNS Student Cyclists Kick-Off Charity Ride to Alaska

CNS Student Cyclists Kick-Off Charity Ride to Alaska

CNS student cyclists participating in the Texas 4000 charity bike ride to Alaska pose for a photo Friday at a kick-off event on campus.

Eighteen student cyclists from the College of Natural Sciences will begin a 4,000-mile bike ride from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska this weekend as part of Texas 4000, the longest annual charity bike ride in the world.

Researchers to Bring Gardens, Cooking Classes to Austin-Area Schools

Researchers to Bring Gardens, Cooking Classes to Austin-Area Schools

​Sixteen Austin-area elementary schools will participate in a study with University of Texas at Austin researchers thanks to a $3.85 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to learn whether growing fruits and vegetables and learning nutrition and cooking skills can improve health and reduce childhood obesity. The project — a first-of-its-kind controlled experiment in four area school districts — is breaking ground on its first school gardens in Central Texas this spring.

Spring Events and Lectures Not to Miss

Spring Events and Lectures Not to Miss

The College and its departments and centers host a number of events that are free and open to the public each spring. ​Mark your calendar for upcoming public lectures, Explore UT, and more.

Five States to Join Math Project for College Students

Five States to Join Math Project for College Students

Leaders and policymakers in five states will develop state mathematics task forces and work to improve college student success through a new initiative from The University of Texas at Austin's Charles A. Dana Center. The three-year project is funded by a $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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