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From the College of Natural Sciences

Step Up for a Sprint

​This Week's Messenger: 

Lynda in TIDES

Hi CNS Students, 

Experiential learning has not stopped with the COVID 19 pandemic, and there are plenty of opportunities available this spring. The team in TIDES (that's the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science) is here to support your getting involved. Here are five ways:

1. Try a Sprint: If you are interested in astronomy and being part of a citizen science project, consider signing up for the Project HETDEX (Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment) Science Sprint later this month. You'll join Dr. Karl Gebhardt and the HETDEX research team in an ongoing project to vet 1 million sources in a dataset to benefit astronomy research on a global scale. Learn more about this and additional offerings at the Science and Inventors Sprints web page.

2. Take in a Talk: The TIDES Speaker Series provides an opportunity to engage with CNS professors and others in the scientific community. Designed for students, by students, the series pulls back the curtain on what it means to become (and be!) a scientist.

3. Share your Research: The annual CNS Undergraduate Research Forum is in April: a day dedicated to celebrating all the hard work and innovation that undergraduates bring to the CNS community. Whether you're looking to present a research poster, attend, or help us organize, we'd love to have you join us. 

4. Peruse Resources: At every stage of your CNS education, TIDES is here to support you with the resources, from funding experiences through fellowships or programs like TEJAS, to 1:1 consultations to discuss your interests and strategies for getting involved. (To set an appointment go here, or email tides@cns.utexas.edu.) 

5. Ask for Help: If you have any questions, thoughts or concerns, let us know! We're always available at tides@cns.utexas.edu.


Lynda Gonzales

TIDES Director for Student Programs

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