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Texas Memorial Museum Set to Reopen in 2023 with Renovations and New Exhibits

Texas Memorial Museum Set to Reopen in 2023 with Renovations and New Exhibits

A sabertooth cat statue greets visitors outside the historic Texas Memorial Museum, which is set to reopen in fall 2023.

The University of Texas at Austin and its College of Natural Sciences will renovate and upgrade one of the most historic visitors' spots on campus, the Texas Memorial Museum.

Meeting Challenges, Celebrating 25 Years, UTeach Tackles State's Teacher Shortage

Meeting Challenges, Celebrating 25 Years, UTeach Tackles State's Teacher Shortage

As UTeach at The University of Texas at Austin celebrates 25 years of preparing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers, it is rising to meet challenges, including a significant shortage of teachers in states like Texas. UTeach's new intensive accelerated teacher development program, UTeach for Texas, aims to help curtail the teacher shortage by supporting career changers who already hold a STEM degree so they can receive teacher preparation in just seven months.

Ten Faculty Members Honored With College Teaching Excellence Award

Ten Faculty Members Honored With College Teaching Excellence Award

​The Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Natural Sciences seeks to promote and recognize outstanding teaching in the college by honoring faculty members who have had a positive influence on the educational experience of our students. 

NSF Award Paves Way for UT Center for Pandemic Decision Science

NSF Award Paves Way for UT Center for Pandemic Decision Science

Preparing the world to combat pandemic threats involves the use of sophisticated forecasting tools and detection of novel threats before they spread.

The National Science Foundation has selected The University of Texas at Austin for a pilot grant to establish the UT Center for Pandemic Decision Science (CPDS). The new interdisciplinary center will bring together scientists, engineers, clinicians and policymakers to tackle the grand challenge of preparing the world to combat future pandemic threats.

Texas Biologics to Bolster Research in Therapeutics

Texas Biologics to Bolster Research in Therapeutics

Protein therapeutics research takes place at The University of Texas at Austin in numerous labs, including that of professor of molecular biosciences Jason McLellan with former graduate student Akaash Mishra.

Nearly two years after COVID-19 vaccines entered widespread use, featuring technology from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences have launched Texas Biologics, a cross-disciplinary effort made up of world-renowned faculty members and researchers working across all areas of therapeutics.

New UTeach Access Program Creates Pathway to Grow STEM Teacher Workforce

New UTeach Access Program Creates Pathway to Grow STEM Teacher Workforce

Jack Coker, a freshman, prepares a lesson on surface tension for a 4th grade class. Photo by Mark Tway, UTeach.

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 Access, a new co-enrollment program to prepare secondary STEM teachers.

Seven Natural Sciences Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Seven Natural Sciences Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Seven faculty in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Natural Sciences have recently received distinguished Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER award recognizes junior faculty for their potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

Visualizing Science 2022: Illuminating the Intrinsic Beauty in Academic Research

Visualizing Science 2022: Illuminating the Intrinsic Beauty in Academic Research

This past spring, the College of Natural Sciences invited our University of Texas at Austin faculty, staff and students to send in the top images from their research for our Visualizing Science competition. The images they produced nourish both the mind and the soul, offering not only food for thought but a feast for the eyes as well.

UT Austin’s Excellence Reflected in Latest U.S. News Undergraduate Rankings

UT Austin’s Excellence Reflected in Latest U.S. News Undergraduate Rankings

The University of Texas at Austin is holding its position as one of the best universities in the country, according to the most recent undergraduate rankings from U.S. News & World Report. UT Austin tied for No. 10 among national public universities and remains the top public university in Texas. Overall, the university placed No. 38 among national public and private universities for undergraduates.

UT Austin Selected to Lead NSF Innovation Hub

UT Austin Selected to Lead NSF Innovation Hub

Discovery to Impact, The University of Texas at Austin's newly named group leading the university's research commercialization efforts, has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead a regional, four-state training program for researchers seeking to move their discoveries from the lab to the market. The five-year, $15 million NSF investment in the new Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Southwest Region Hub will strengthen an already robust innovation ecosystem and move more research discoveries to the market through startups.

Need a Place to Study this Academic Year? We’ve Got You Covered.

Need a Place to Study this Academic Year? We’ve Got You Covered.

Photos by Kevin Vu.

Tired of studying at the same places on campus? Or are you a new student trying to figure out your way around the College of Natural Sciences? We've compiled a list of favorite spots around the college to study or find a quiet spot to yourself. See if you can spot mini-Bevo in some of these photos as we tour the best study spots in Natural Sciences.

UT Austin Leads in New Summary of Top "Degrees of the Future"

UT Austin Leads in New Summary of Top "Degrees of the Future"

A dozen offerings from The University of Texas at Austin were ranked among the nation's best "Degrees of the Future 2022" by Gizmodo. The ranking came in a new special report from the technology, science and culture publication dedicated to "honoring the universities preparing students for tomorrow."

Alumni and Friends to be Inducted into Hall of Honor

Alumni and Friends to be Inducted into Hall of Honor

Three College of Natural Sciences alumni and friends were selected for induction into the college's 2022 Hall of Honor. David Booth, Richard Hinojosa and James Truchard received the distinction for their outstanding career accomplishments and lasting commitment to the college. They join four additional inductees from previous years who were unable to receive their honors in person due to the pandemic.

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Natural Sciences Graduates Win Mitchell Awards

Natural Sciences Graduates Win Mitchell Awards

Students and recent graduates in the College of Natural Sciences were awarded the George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence this spring. These awards honor students in STEM and other categories, with generous support provided by the University Co-op. The University of Texas at Austin recognized 12 undergraduate students this year for superior scholarly and creative achievements, highlighting the unparalleled dedication and achievement the students showed in their fields of study. 

Students Share Passion for Science at Undergraduate Research Forum

Students Share Passion for Science at Undergraduate Research Forum

Each spring, the College of Natural Sciences holds its annual Undergraduate Research Forum, and last month's event showcased over 250 individual and team research presentations. Faculty, alumni, staff, graduate student and industry judges examined the myriad ways student researchers made progress in their research. 

Undergraduate Research Forum 2022