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Jonathan Sessler Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Chemist Jonathan L. Sessler of The University of Texas at Austin has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the country’s most prestigious scientific...
Mathematician Receives Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching
Amanda Hager was recognized for demonstrating "a warm spirit, a concern for society and the individual, and the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students...
Department of Computer Science
Aaronson Receives ACM Prize in Computing
The Association for Computing Machinery has awarded Scott Aaronson the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing for groundbreaking contributions to quantum computing.
Integrative Biology Professor Wins Early Career Award for Contributions to Ecology
Caroline Farrior has been awarded for her research on forest ecosystem dynamics through mathematical modeling.
Department of Molecular Biosciences
Finkelstein Receives Welch Foundation’s Norman Hackerman Award
The Welch Foundation announced that Ilya J. Finkelstein who has been researching the coronavirus and the gene-editing tool CRISPR, will receive the 2021 Norman Hackerman Award...
UT Austin Professors Named ACM Fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery
Peter Stone and Lizy Kurian John “have demonstrated excellence across many disciplines of computing,” said ACM President Gabriele Kotsis.
Texas Coronavirus Scientists Win Award for Research with ‘Great Societal Benefit’
The world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society has announced that Jason McLellan, a University of Texas at Austin associate professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences...
Eric Anslyn Receives Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize
Chemistry professor honored for his work in chemical sensors and his teaching skills.
Brett Baker Receives Simons Award
The faculty member who helped envision a changed the tree of life received the award.