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From the College of Natural Sciences

Last Week of Class

CNS Newsletter   Dear students,   Here it is: the last week of class. For many of you, this is the end of your first year at UT.  For others, these are the last few classes of your college career.   Regardless of where you are in your education, I urge you to finish the semester strong.  It is easy to start ...
CNS Undergraduates Rack Up Research Awards

CNS Undergraduates Rack Up Research Awards

Last week, the College of Natural Sciences celebrated undergraduate student research at the Undergraduate Research Forum.

Looking to hear from you

CNS Newsletter      Dear students,   The end of the year is coming.  And while you all are working hard on ending the academic year on a strong note, the College is busy planning for next year (and years to come).  This can be harder than you might think. One of the major challenges is making sure that we hear from...

Spring is a busy time

CNS Newsletter      Dear Students,   Spring can be a remarkably busy time.  Classes are winding down and yet the work load is still going strong (or accelerating).  Students are making plans for summer, fall, and potentially graduation all at the same time.  So to help you sort through this I’ll simply point y...
Campus Events Celebrate Undergraduate Research

Campus Events Celebrate Undergraduate Research

Every Spring, the College of Natural Sciences celebrates its student-scientists at the one-day Undergraduate Research Forum, held this year on Friday, April 17. More than 200 students present posters describing their research. The best and most innovative posters and presentations are recognized with awards judged and sponsored by the university, faculty, alumni and industry.

UT Austin Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

UT Austin Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

An undergraduate biochemistry major and Dean's Scholar Honors Program participant, Brendan Chou from Houston, has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

The end is sooner than you think

CNS Newsletter    Dear Students, The end of the semester is sooner than you think.   Classes are more than halfway finished, and things always seem to move faster toward the end than they did at the beginning.  (Especially for the seniors who are going to graduate!)  So I have only a couple of quick messages. Keep u...

Sunday March 22, 2015

CNS Student Newsletter        Dear Students,   Back to work. That is all.   Best, Dr. VDB     P.S. Have you checked out the newsletter?  See link at the top.  Lots of things going on in the coming weeks.  Don’t forget those scholarship applications.   P.P.S. Looking for somet...

Spring Break

CNS Newsletter      Dear Students, I have only a couple of short messages for Spring Break. 1. Have Fun 2. Stay Safe 3. Don’t forget everything you have learned thus far this semester.  Best, -Dr. Vanden Bout   P.S. The weekly newsletter link is at the top of the email.  P.P.S.  My talk in Germany went ...

Don't Let Up

CNS Newsletter       Dear Students, This is not only the last week before Spring Break, this week also generally coincides with mid-term exams or the second exam in many classes.  There is a tendency for students to “check out” after this exam and start their break a bit early.  I would encourage you to avoid this h...