News: Accolades

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

Department of Computer Science

Computer Scientist Honored for Teaching Excellence

Peter Stone, a professor of computer science at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the Minnie Stevens Piper Teaching Award, which celebrates outstanding...

Peter Stone


Natural Science Students and Faculty Win Graduate School Awards

Two graduate students and one faculty member were 2019 winners of professional and student awards from UT’s Graduate School.

Lisa Piccirillo, Yang Huo and Aprile Benner


Ten Students Receive Prestigious Federal Graduate Research Awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded prestigious graduate research awards to 48 University of Texas at Austin...

Stephanie Valenzuela, Thao Thanh Thi Nguyen, Logan Pearce, Caitlyn McCafferty, Taha Dawoodbhoy, Ian Rambo, Hadiqa Zafar, Zoe Boundy-Singer, Griffin Glenn and Ariel Barr.


Astronomer David Lambert Named 2019 Distinguished Texas Scientist

This honor reflects distinguished contributions to science through research and publication that has garnered recognition at the national and international level.

David Lambert


Two in CNS Receive President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Each year, these awards recognize great teaching of undergraduates in the core curriculum.

Keely Finkelstein (L) and Kristin Harvey (R)


J. Craig Wheeler Shares Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award

Wheeler was selected as author of "Supernova Explosions," published by Springer in 2017.

Craig Wheeler in a suit and glasses smiling

UT News

UT Austin Chemist Wins King Faisal International Prize in Science

Allen Bard, a professor of chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, was announced as the winner of the 2019 King Faisal International Prize...

Chemist Allen Bard in a turtleneck in front of a chalkboard with notes


Chemistry Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Spanish Fellowship

Orhi Esarte Palomero was presented his award certificate by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.

Queen Letizia of Spain presents Orhi with his award certificate.

Department of Computer Science

Professor Lili Qiu Named ACM Fellow

Lili Qiu, a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, was recently named an Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) fellow.

Lili Qiu in a sunlit area indoors