The College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is among a dozen recipients of new "mini-grants" focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from The Association of American Universities (AAU). The announcement comes days after the AAU published a book of case studies about improving STEM education for undergraduates, which includes a chapter about the College's Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES).
The College of Natural Sciences' Freshman Research Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin received the Gold Award for STEM education and the Silver Award winner for "Presence Learning" in a worldwide competition billed as "the Oscars of Higher Education."
We in the sciences love our milestones. We see occasions for celebration in the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, the 100th anniversary of the Theory of General Relativity, and the centennial commemoration of the first Longhorn getting a science Ph.D. at UT Austin. In that spirit, we find a whole host of reasons in 2017 to recognize and honor a growing segment of the world's scientific leaders—women.
Earlier this year, the nation launched what's been called the Cancer Moonshot initiative—a monumental new effort to boost cancer research in pursuit of a cure. In the months leading up to this new initiative—and in the months since—faculty scientists, alumni and students brought many causes for hope to the fight against cancer.
Undergraduate Manuel Díaz advocates for neurodiversity – widening acceptance of neurological differences, ranging from autism to dyslexia to Tourette's syndrome.
The College of Natural Sciences' magazine, The Texas Scientist, was chosen to receive the 2016 University of Texas System Chancellor's Excellence Award for Outstanding Publications. The award "recognizes outstanding work in the production of both print and online publications…that advance the university's mission with excellence in writing, design and creativity."
Students graduating this December will hear from an accomplished and world-changing software architect who walked across a similar UT stage—twice.
Five University of Texas at Austin faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society, including four from the College of Natural Sciences.
As part of an ongoing tradition, this past spring we invited faculty, staff and students in the College of Natural Sciences community to send us images that celebrated the wondrous beauty of science and the scientific process. We were searching for those moments where science and art meld and become one.
This week, the Department of Computer Science launched a crowdfunding campaign to support emerging computer scientists.
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, it's a good reminder that many scientists in the UT Austin Natural Sciences community work year-round on life-saving cancer research.
We're exactly half a year away from the College's biggest undergraduate research showcase event. On April 12, 2017, bright student scientists from across Natural Sciences will present original research at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Forum. The best and most innovative of these scientific explorations will be recognized with awards sponsored by the university, faculty, alumni and industry.