News: Alumni

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

The Texas Leader

A Dedicated Educator

Alumnus Jeff Cotten (B.A. Computer Science, ’99) has made several gifts that benefit students as he honors his mother’s life and teaching career.

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Award-winning PBS Science Communicator is 2023 Graduation Speaker

Joe Hanson (B.A. ’03 Biochemistry, Ph.D. ’13 Cell and Molecular Biology) will address graduates of the College of Natural Sciences at ceremonies on May 6.

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Texas Science Festival Inspires Texans to Delve into Discovery

Go deep in the heart of science this month and next.

A space telescope, two girls, a planet, a bird and a robot represent science festival events


Maggie Miller Receives Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize

UT Austin alumna Maggie Miller, whose research focuses on geometric topology in three to five dimensions, was awarded a prize recognizing women in mathematics.

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12 Ways Texas Science Innovators Made the Most of this Year

Here are a handful of ways that members of our science and mathematics community brandished their entrepreneurial spirit this year.

3 Students wearing t-shirts celebrating 1,000+ patents jump for joy in front of the UT Austin tower


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.

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Department of Computer Science

A UT Austin Spin-Out Beats the Odds, Turning Data into Knowledge

Juan Sequeda and his advisor, professor Daniel Miranker, invented a new way to transform key data into a form that is easier to analyze.

Juan Sequeda and Daniel Miranker launched Capsenta, a start-up based on their research at the University of Texas at Austin which was recently acquired by


Alma Solis’s Research Helps Protect Farms from Pests and Control Invasive Plants

Field trips to a biological station in a cloud forest in northeastern Mexico sparked her interest in biology

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Alumnus Eric Berger Reflects on the Joys of Science Communication

Meet Eric Berger (B.S. Astronomy, '95), Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica and Editor at Space City Weather.

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