News: Accolades

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

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Eric Anslyn Receives Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize

Chemistry professor honored for his work in chemical sensors and his teaching skills.

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Lulu Cambronne Named 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholar

Xiaolu 'Lulu' Cambronne was one of 22 early career scientists selected to join the 2020 class of Pew Biomedical Scholars.

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Brett Baker Receives Simons Award

The faculty member who helped envision a changed the tree of life received the award.

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