News: Undergraduate Research

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


Undergraduate Researchers Help Unlock Lessons of Machine Learning and AI

From large language models to brain-machine interfaces, students work with faculty on cutting-edge research.

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Students Win Big at International Synthetic Biology Competition

Undergraduate students at UT Austin are recognized for their work which could save bats from a condition that is often deadly and dangerous.

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Undergraduate Research Played Role in Paper Tied to Early Career Award

UT Austin alumni involved in Freshman Research Initiative Labs during their time at UT later contributed to a paper that the Journal of Coordination Chemistry singled out...

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Three Undergraduate Students Named 2022 Goldwater Scholars

Three undergraduate students from the College of Natural Sciences, Olivia Conway, Aniket Sanghi and Kevin Zhou, have been awarded the prestigious national 2022 Barry Goldwater...

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Like Their Domestic Cousins, Native Bees are Hurt by Pesticides

Numerous studies have found negative impacts of agrochemicals, such as neonicotinoids, on both honey bees and native bees, and researchers like Felicity Muth and her...

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Natural Sciences Researchers Win President’s Award for Global Learning

A team with two CNS undergraduates of UT Austin were involved with research about the relationship between undergraduates' mental health and their social support networks...

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First Confirmed Detection of Neutron Stars Crashing into Black Holes

UT Austin scientists were involved in detecting two events, occurring 10 days apart in January 2020, in which black holes and neutron stars collided.

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Graduating Senior Finds Passions in Exoplanets and Outreach

Zoe de Beurs wasn't sure what she wanted to do when she first arrived at UT Austin, but after graduating, she started a Ph.D. in...

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Graduating Researcher and Student Leader Grateful for Mentorship and Support

During Brett Dolotina's time at UT Austin, they advocated for LGBTQ+ students as a member of the President's Student Advisory Committee (PSAC) and were involved...

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