News: Undergraduates

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


Turtle Pond Offers Research Site for Undergraduates

A new long-running project allows undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience with ecological research in the heart of the UT Austin campus.

Professor Havird and his students take samples from the turtles to learn more about their ecology and health.

UT News

Students and Faculty Parade Their Robots Through Campus

Texas Robotics held its inaugural Robot Parade, and members of various research labs and student groups showcased their work.

Several students and researchers in Texas Robotics t-shirts and holding controllers accompany a variety of robots walking and rolling down Speedway


Amid the Enhancements at New Museum are Contributions by UT Community

Collaborators across the College of Natural Sciences and UT Austin played a role in the transformation at Texas Science & Natural History Museum.

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The Daily Texan

New UT Club STEM Buddies Brings Science Experiments to Austin Elementary Schools

Undergraduate students Celina Yang and Elizabeth Wu created an organization that travels to elementary schools in Austin to give young children a hands-on STEM experience.

Celina Yang and Elizabeth Wu


Hear from Three Seniors Among This Year’s Graduates of Distinction

Several graduating seniors from CNS have been recognized for their distinctive accomplishments, including the three individuals highlighted here.

Three student headshots


Meet the 2023 Dean’s Honored Graduates for the College of Natural Sciences

Twenty-seven graduates are being honored for academic excellence as well as distinctions across areas, including research, service and leadership.

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Two UT Austin Students Selected for Goldwater Scholarships

Both Kevin Wen and Maanas Gupta received mentoring and support from College of Natural Sciences faculty.

A collage of two students smiling with geometric graphics as an overlay. One student wears a jacket and stands in front of a bookshelf. The other wears Texas 4000 bicyclist gear outside.


NSF Awards Graduate Research Fellowships to 23 UT Natural Sciences Students

Dozens of graduate and undergraduate students of UT Austin's College of Natural Sciences were honored this year by the National Science Foundation.

Graduate students sit and stand in rows in a library setting


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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New UTeach Access Program Creates Pathway to Grow STEM Teacher Workforce

The University of Texas at Austin's UTeach program, based in the College of Natural Sciences, and Austin Community College have joined forces to launch UTeach...

A student holds a dropper over an experiment