News: Accolades

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


Meet the 2019 Hall of Honor Inductees

Three College of Natural Sciences alumni were selected for induction into the college's 2019 Hall of Honor.

Glass awards on a white table in front of a floral arrangement


Michael Krische Receives American Chemical Society Award

The award comes from the largest scientific society in the world.

Michael Krische


College Undergraduate Dean Wins National Award for Inclusive Leadership

Vanden Bout received the 2019 Inclusive Leader Award from GlobalMindED, a national nonprofit organization that aims to improve education and employment opportunities for students who are...

David Vanden Bout in tie in office in front of chemistry displays

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