News: Accolades

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


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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Four Natural Sciences Faculty Receive President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Awards

Michael Drew, Janice Fischer, Marci Gleason and Vernita Gordon received President's Associate Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Caroline Morley Receives Annie Jump Cannon Award

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) selected Morley for outstanding research and promise for future research.

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Allan MacDonald Wins Wolf Prize in Physics

UT Austin's Allan MacDonald has received the 2020 Wolf Prize which is generally considered the most prestigious award in physics other han the Nobel Prize.

Allan Wolf wears a Wolf Prize medal as UT President Jay Hartzell applauds


Physicist Mark Raizen Named Fellow of AAAS

Mark Raizen, a professor in the Department of Physics, has been named a 2019 AAAS Fellow for his pioneering research.

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