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UT and U.S. Army Researchers Replicate Real-life Tech Lab for Summer Camp Students

A STEM enrichment camp at UT Austin recently connected middle school students with tech mentors.

Young students watch a demonstration


UT Austin Launches Resource to Connect STEM-Interested Youth, Teachers to Programming

With more young people interested in pursuing future careers related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics, STEM Starts allows users to access information from groups...

An elementary student marvels at a live chemistry demo with Kate the Chemist


Presenting the Texas Podcast Network

Today we're doing something a little different. We're bringing you an excerpt from another great podcast produced here at the University of Texas at Austin...

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Faculty Empower Students in Curie Diaries Event

The Curie Diaries Event at UT Austin aims to create a space for female professors and students to discuss their experiences.

Four women in conversation, standing around a table


UT Scientists, Mathematicians and High Schoolers Partner for Success

Gold medalists in an astrophysics Olympic-style event, award-winners at a statewide science fair and budding genetic engineers who shared their research 2,000 miles away are...

The USA Team in Beijing. From left to right: Ioana Zelko (Team Leader), Sahil Pontula, Vincent Brian, David Yue (also a Texan), Andy Zhu, Texan and gold medalist Joseph McCarty, April Cheng and UT Austin graduate student Nastasa Dragovic (Team Leader). Photo from the USAAAO.


Grad Students Lead the Greatest Show in Classical Physics

Glowing electric pickles, flaming money, and flying toilet paper help the Physics Circus at The University of Texas at Austin teach science to non-physicists, especially...

Tess Bernard demonstrates what happens when air in a balloon is cooled in liquid nitrogen.


Graduate Students Ensure Science Under the Stars Shines Bright

The free, monthly public lecture series was founded and is run completely by students in the Plant Biology and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (EEB) graduate...

A mother and child attend Science Under the Stars.


Astronomy Outreach Program Takes Texas Teachers on Trip of a Lifetime

A Department of Astronomy outreach program achieved the culmination of 17 years of hard work recently when several Texas teachers flew as part of the...

With the sliding door over its 17-ton infrared telescope wide open, NASA's SOFIA soars over California's snow-covered Southern Sierras on a test flight. Credit: NASA/Jim Ross


Fun with Chemistry Inspires Students of All Ages

The program, which began visiting schools in December of 2014, was created to get children excited about science. The demonstrations are intended to be fun...

A volunteer from the crowd assists Dr. Biberdorf at Explore UT. Photo by Jeff Mertz.