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From the College of Natural Sciences
Coral Safe

Coral Safe

Joan Holt would like to see a day when the saltwater fish tanks at your local pet store have a big label slapped on them that says “Coral Safe.”
Lawn of Native Grasses Beats Traditional Lawn for Lushness and Weed Resistance

Lawn of Native Grasses Beats Traditional Lawn for Lushness and Weed Resistance

A lawn of regionally native grasses would take less resources to maintain while providing as lush a carpet as a common turfgrass.

Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) Receives Gulf Guardian Award From EPA

Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) Receives Gulf Guardian Award From EPA

ARK has made a significant impact to the environment by helping to preserve the survival of important native and endangered Gulf of Mexico species by their rescue efforts.
The 'Gold' Standard

The 'Gold' Standard

Chemistry professor and undergraduates research platinum-based fuel cells with advanced computing technologies through the Freshman Research Initiative.

Drug Design, Environmental Sustainability, Oil Recovery Receive Private Grand Challenge Research Funds

Seven University of Texas at Austin researchers are confronting what the scientific community has defined as this century's grand challenges in drug design, environmental sustainability and improved oil recovery using Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty awards for 2011-12.
Chemist Peter Rossky Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Chemist Peter Rossky Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Rossky, the Marvin K. Collie-Welch Regents Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, chosen in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research.

College of Natural Sciences Video: 2011

College of Natural Sciences Video: 2011

From Alzheimer's disease to black holes and fusion energy, students and faculty in the College of Natural Sciences are changing the world through innovative research. Watch the college's 2011 highlights video. Produced by Lee Clippard and Mason Jones.

At Depth, the Hidden Cost of Oil?

Marine scientist Tracy Villareal on the search for deep water oil plumes in the Gulf of Mexico.

Fueled by the Sun: Green Gold

Researchers across the college aim to harvest biofuels from plants and algae. Part 2 of the series, Fueled by the Sun.

Labs at Sea: Managing Research Miles from Shore

When a piece of equipment breaks in a science lab, it can hold things up for hours. On a research ship 100 miles from port, delays could turn into highly expensive days.