News: STEM Education

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


Starbird, Martines and Dillig Selected for Texas 10 Recognition

Three faculty members in the College of Natural Sciences were chosen for an honor given by The Alcalde.

Theresa Martines, Işıl Dillig and Michael Starbird


Two College Faculty Receive Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships

Two faculty members in the life sciences received the honor for excellence in teaching.

Tim Riedel (left) examines a wiring circuit with a student. Anita Latham (right) writes on a chalkboard.

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AI Master’s Program Launches With Ability to Serve Thousands

UT Austin is establishing a new online master’s program in artificial intelligence with the potential to bring thousands of new students into the field.

A student sips from a mug while watching AI instructors on a computer monitor


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


First-Gen Student Navigates Own Path, Helps Others Chart Theirs

Guillermo Lezama who studies physics at UT Austin talks about how he became interested in the subject and his experience being a first-generation college student.

Portrait of a young man


Two CNS Faculty Receive President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Awards

Laura Lashinger and Sally Ragsdale received awards recognizing the university’s educational innovators who demonstrate exceptional undergraduate teaching in the core curriculum.

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Mathematician Receives Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching

Amanda Hager was recognized for demonstrating "a warm spirit, a concern for society and the individual, and the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students...

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You Belong Here: What It Takes for Success in College

Why do so many first-year students struggle in college? Who is most likely to fail? And what can professors and staff do to help them...

Two students talking on steps in front of the main administration building at the University of Texas at Austin


Undergraduate Experiences in Freshman Research Initiative Deliver Lasting Benefits

A new study finds that the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) experience translates to higher earnings for participants later on.

FRI researchers in a lab wearing goggles point to a finding