News

From the College of Natural Sciences
Physics and Biology Undergraduates Win Goldwater Scholarships

Physics and Biology Undergraduates Win Goldwater Scholarships

Students recognized for their research studying the Higgs boson and the genetic regulation of single-celled plant hairs.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Fund National Expansion of UTeach

Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Fund National Expansion of UTeach

A $22.5 million, five-year grant from HHMI will support the expansion of the college's highly successful UTeach program to 10 research universities.

Physics and Math Major Earns Marshall Scholarship and Will Pursue Two Degrees at Cambridge

Physics and Math Major Earns Marshall Scholarship and Will Pursue Two Degrees at Cambridge

The scholarship covers all expenses for at least two academic years at any university in the United Kingdom.
Wine Swindle Benefits a Chemistry Professor and his Undergraduate Corps of Wine Detectives

Wine Swindle Benefits a Chemistry Professor and his Undergraduate Corps of Wine Detectives

A crime in France and a class action suit in the U.S. leads to Professor Eric Anslyn receiving funding to support student research on the chemistry of wine.

Wildflower Center Awards $638,000 to Protect Endangered Species

The one-year Endangered Species Conservation Grants are to conduct conservation research or set aside habitat to assist the recovery of Texas’ black-capped vireo, golden-cheeked warbler, Navasota ladies’ tresses, Texas prairie dawn and Tobusch fishhook cactus.

Environmental Science Program Awarded $580,000 for Undergraduate Scholarships

The grant will help recruit, retain, and train the top environmental scientists of tomorrow.

Pediatric Geneticist Searches for Role of Environmental Contaminants in Birth Defects with $1.2 Million Grant from EPA

Pediatric Geneticist Searches for Role of Environmental Contaminants in Birth Defects with $1.2 Million Grant from EPA

The team will then develop mathematical models to predict which chemical exposures have the potential to harm a pregnant woman or her developing infant.

Researchers to Develop Software to Improve Discovery of Low-Cost, Sustainable Energy Materials

Potential uses include economical battery materials to capture solar energy and materials that convert water to hydrogen using sunlight.

Systems Biologist Receives $2.5 Million Pioneer Award for Genome Research

Systems Biologist Receives $2.5 Million Pioneer Award for Genome Research

Marcotte’s project focuses on what he sees as the next step in “next-generation” genome sequencing technology.

Mathematics Faculty Receive $2.5 Million Grant to Advance Education in Geometry and Topology

The award will enhance the training of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers.