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Department of Statistics and Data Sciences

Layla Parast Aims to Improve Healthcare Using Biostatistics

Meet new statistics and data science professor, Layla Parast, whose work in biostatistics aims to improve medical treatments and trial outcomes.

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UT Austin Offers New Undergraduate Major in Statistics and Data Science

Statistics and Data Sciences are among the fastest growing fields in the United States.

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Evolutionary Roots and that Loving Feeling

What can the Animal Kingdom tell us about love?

Two Tungara frogs, each facing a different direction on a muddy jungle floor


Unlikely Partners: Bees and Turtles

Honey bees and sea turtles may seem like strange bedfellows, but through two of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve's (NERR) stewardship programs – Fennessey...

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Reading the Tea Leaves

Sometimes well known, simple household objects can be the best tools to use in a science experiment.

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Grad Students at Forefront of Efforts to Create Belonging in Science

Learn about how UT Austin's College of Natural Science is working to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Nurdle Patrol Expands its Citizen Scientist Effort to Fight Plastic Pollution on Beaches

Plastic pollution in marine environments has no border, and now neither does the Nurdle Patrol.

Jace Tunnell of the Nurdle Patrol on the beach crouches and picks up plastic pellets to add to a tube


Technological Leaps Help Biologists Study Quickly Changing Landscapes

Technology allows scientists to gather data where they never could before.

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E-Cookbook Promotes Sustainable Food Sourcing and Raises Funds for Charity

UT Austin students of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics created an e-cookbook to support an organization that aims to end hunger in Texas.

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