News: Accolades

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


Computer Scientist Keshav Pingali Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Programing Languages

Pingali has received the Programming Languages Achievement Award by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN).

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Dell Medical School

Arbel Harpak: Pursuing the Next Frontier in Genetics

Arbel Harpak, recently named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, researches how genetic makeup can have dramatically different impacts on health and evolution in...

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Neuroscience Professor Wins Prize for Promoting Scientific Rigor

Michela Marinelli received a Rigor Champions Prize for fostering scientific transparency through her course Analytical Skepticism.

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Whole Communities — Whole Health

Faculty Collaborations Awarded 'Fast Track to Impact' Support

Human Development and Family Sciences faculty are leading research in a campus-wide Bridging Barriers initiative.

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Department of Computer Science

Computer Scientist Honored for Teaching Excellence

Professor Calvin Lin has won the prestigious Minnie Stevens Piper Teaching Award.

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NSF Awards Graduate Research Fellowships and Honors to Natural Sciences Students

Dozens of College of Natural Science students received recognition through the National Science Foundation program.

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Texas Undergraduate College

Computer Science and Mathematics Dual Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Luisa Mao of The University of Texas at Austin is among a select group of undergraduates to be awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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Defense Research Advancement

Physicists Earn Recognition for Innovative Research

Early career researchers from the Department of Physics were selected for highly competitive Department of Defense awards.

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UT Provost’s Office

Natural Sciences Undergraduates Honored for Excellence with Mitchell Awards

Josíah Garza, Anirudh Sudarshan, Lars Deutz and Nirmal Patel are 2024 UT Co-op George H. Mitchell Award Recipients.

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Celebrating the 2024 College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Honored Graduates

Meet the graduating seniors being recognized for excellence in research, academics and improving the community.

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