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Top scholars share dreams to change the world

Three natural sciences graduates — Lynne Chantranupong, Marissa Duswalt and Grace Eckhoff — are featured in this video where five graduating top scholars share their dreams and aspirations to change the world after commencement.

UTeach Institute’s Annual Conference Draws Educators from Across the Country

Improving math and science education in the U.S. and sharing experiences and successes implementing UTeach are topics to be discussed at the UTeach Institute's annual conference this week at The University of Texas at Austin.

Insight: May 2010

In this issue of Insight, the undergraduate newsletter of the College of Natural Sciences, we celebrate the end of the school year, the accomplishments of our graduating students, and the birth of a new chapter in the college’s story. We introduce you to the new Health Science Honors program. We feature profiles of two of our graduating student...

The Winners Are...

Every spring, the College of Natural Sciences celebrates its most outstanding graduating students by recognizing them as Dean’s Honored Graduates. It's the highest honor awarded to graduating seniors in the college. The accomplishments described in the following short profiles, of two of the 19 of this year's class of Dean's Honored Graduates, are...

FRI Awarded $1.6 Million by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin has received $1.6 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to expand the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) in the College of Natural Sciences and get more first-year science students engaged in authentic research. The funding is part of a new round of grants from HHMI totaling $79 mill...Freshman Research Initiative

Web-cam: New Building at MSI

Watch the progress of the new building going up at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas.

Natural Sciences Student Named Goldwater Scholar

Miranda Denise Colletta has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

Of Brainscans and Burgers

In this week’s installment of Raw Science, we link to papers in the fields of environmental engineering, systematic biology, natural history, and neurobiology.   Of Brainscans and Burgers Can we predict weight gain from looking at your brain with an fMRI? “Reward circuitry responsivity to food predicts future increases in body mass: Moder...

Talk: Remarkable Creatures

Sean Carroll talks about epic adventures in the search for the origins of species at the Hot Science - Cool Talks lecture series.

High Fashion-ology

On April 29, the graduating designers in the Division of Textiles and Apparel will showcase their designs in the annual Fashion Show. Check out the hip video promo:

Cures for Kids

From research lab to bedside, scientists and doctors collaborate to conquer childhood diseases.
Textiles and Apparel Students Showcase Designs at 2010 Fashion Show

Textiles and Apparel Students Showcase Designs at 2010 Fashion Show

Students from the Division of Textiles and Apparel in the School of Human Ecology will debut their original fashion designs at the 2010 Annual Fashion Show entitled “High Voltage.”

Discussion with Astronomers at Hubble 3D IMAX Movie

Event: Astronomers will host discussion at the Hubble 3D IMAX movie at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum When: April 24, noon - 2 p.m. Where: Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Background: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the University of Texas atAustin McDonald Observatory are hosting a screening of "Hubble 3D" in...Hubble image

2010 Undergraduate Research Forum Awards

On Friday, April 16, the college held its annual Undergraduate Research Forum. More than 120 students gave posters and oral presentations describing their research. The best and most innovative posters and oral presentations were recognized with awards judged and sponsored by the university, faculty, alumni and industry. Awards this year included ...

Imaging Research Center Receives $3.8 Million in Recovery Act Funding

The center will be able to move into the Norman Hackerman Building with $3.8 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds from the National Institutes of Health.