Using Machine Learning to Understand How Land Types Influence Storm Risks
The types of land around us play an important role in how major storms will unfold — flood waters may travel differently over rural versus urban areas, for example. However, it's challenging to get an accurate …
Cloud Computing Expands Brain Sciences
Leading neuroscientist collaborates with TACC to democratize the field, plan infrastructure.
LBJ School's Raj Patel Releases a New Documentary on Climate Change
A new documentary film from LBJ School Research Scientist Raj Patel tells the story of a Malawian activist trying to save her home from extreme weather.
Puerto Rico is Prone to More Flooding Than the Island is Prepared to Handle
Puerto Rico is not ready for another hurricane season, let alone the effects of climate change, according to a new study that shows the island’s outstanding capacity to produce record-breaking floods and trigger a …
First Glimpse of Brains Retrieving Mistaken Memories Observed
Scientists have observed for the first time what it looks like in the key memory region of the brain when a mistake is made during a memory trial. The findings have implications for Alzheimer's disease research and …
Activism Moves Companies Beyond the Bottom Line
Businesses face increasing pressures — both internal and external — to address political and social issues, experts say.
Celebrating Our Cockrell School of Engineering Class of 2021
Despite one of the most challenging years of their academic careers, the Texas Engineering Class of 2021 persisted and persevered to finish their final year. On Friday, May 21, hundreds of Texas Engineering students …
Maniruzzaman Lab Earns Grant to Research 3D Printed COVID-19 Treatment
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Engineering and 3D Printing (PharmE3D) Lab earned a Texas Global Faculty Research Seed Grant for its work on patient-specific treatment of COVID-19.
The Potential of Digital Twin Technology
Health care experts from the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT Austin have collaborated with researchers from King’s College of London, The Alan Turing Institute, and the University of …
Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Has a Glowing New Weapon
In the perpetual arms races between bacteria and human-made antibiotics, there is a new tool to give human medicine the edge, in part by revealing bacterial weaknesses and potentially by leading to more targeted or …
Manuel Rausch Creates At-Home Device, Recognized for Teaching Excellence
Anyone who has met Manuel Rausch is familiar with his energetic personality and passion for teaching. An assistant professor of aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics and biomedical engineering, Rausch can …
Document, Protect and Preserve BIPOC Sacred Spaces
Over the past year, two School of Architecture graduate students – Diana Hernandez (MSHP ’21) and Mitch Ford (MSCRP ’21) – have been working to document, protect and preserve sites of significance for Black …
Mysterious Substance that Could Transform the Future of Energy
In 2017, UT Austin geoscientists led the first U.S. university-based expedition to the Gulf of Mexico in search of methane hydrates. Today, they are at the forefront of research to understand this possible new energy source.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Allison McNamara
The Department of Anthropology is excited to share the following interview with Graduate Student Allison McNamara, conducted by Julia Earle.
Elisa Borah: A Champion for Military & Veteran Families
Elisa Borah, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness, a collaboration between Dell Medical School and the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at UT Austin. She is also courtesy …
Continuing Arecibo's Legacy
The Arecibo Observatory, UCF, TACC, the University of Puerto Rico, EPOC, Globus, CICoE Pilot partner to move telescope data to Ranch system.
Curator Continues Three-decade Run Tending UT’s Ichthyology Collection
The University of Texas’ ichthyology collection spans two rooms in a warehouse-like building at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus and includes more than 1.5 million fish specimens, encased in jars of alcohol and …
Jack Virostko: Seeing More Than Meets the Eye
When looking at the results of an X-ray or MRI, Jack Virostko, Ph.D., sees more than just a “pretty” picture: He uncovers the story the image tells, picking apart the underlying medical data that can inform …
Cosmic Rumbles: New Faculty Probe Universe for Gravitational Waves
Pablo Laguna (Ph.D., '87) and Deirdre Shoemaker (Ph.D., '99) study some of the most violent events in the universe, when cosmic heavyweights—black holes and neutron stars—collide, shaking the very fabric of space and …
AI’s Inflection Point
There’s a moment when everything changes, like when you’re rolling down the runway in an airplane. At first it just feels like being in a fast car, but then, at a certain velocity, the flaps shift, the wheels lose …
Second Jackson School Professor Wins Evgueni Burov Medal
Thorsten Becker, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, has been honored with the 2021 Evgueni Burov Medal.
Texas ECE Student Receives ADI Outstanding Student Designer Award
Texas ECE PhD student Ahmet Budak has been selected by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) to receive the 2021 Outstanding Student Designer Award.
Dr. Sarah Lopez Awarded Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship
Dr. Sarah Lopez, associate professor, built environment historian, and migration scholar in the School of Architecture, has received a Dumbarton Oaks Research Fellowship for the 2021-22 academic year.
John-Paul Clarke Elected Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society
John-Paul Clarke, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes).
CMES/LBJ student Sophia Ahmad awarded the Emmette S. Redford Award
CMES/LBJ student Sophia Ahmad was awarded the Emmette S. Redford Award by the LBJ School for her outstanding thesis, “Post-Reform Saudi Arabia: Space, Time, and the Reconstruction of the Social and Political Order.”
Students Recognized in SHELTER Design Competition
This spring, second-year students in Nerea Feliz’s Interior Design Studio IV, “Dwelling on Nature,” investigated how our ever-evolving relationship to nature and natural forces can influence interior space and …
Dave Allen Recognized with Leading Energy Honor
Professor Dave Allen of the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering will receive a prestigious Eni Award, a top honor in the fields of energy and environmental research.
Goudge Named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar
Jackson School of Geosciences Assistant Professor Tim Goudge has been chosen as a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, an international program that supports outstanding early-career researchers through mentorship, a global …
Meet Katharine Fisher, Cockrell School's 2021 Outstanding Scholar/Leader
Computational engineering major Katharine Fisher is this year's Outstanding Scholar-Leader for the Cockrell School of Engineering — an award that recognizes one graduating student annually for hard work and leadership inside
Jacob Abraham Receives SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award
Texas ECE professor Jacob Abraham has been named the 2020 recipient of the SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA) for …
Art History Research Project Uncovers Histories of Mystery Objects
The course “Problems in Art Historical Research” was developed to train Art History majors in original research and critical consideration of how knowledge and archives are constructed and used. Original research—and …
Four UTCS Students Named 2021 Dean's Honored Graduates
Each year, the College of Natural Sciences selects a group of outstanding graduating seniors to receive the college’s highest honors. They are recognized as the Dean's Honored Graduates because they have demonstrated …
College Brings Adventure — Including Research on Mars
Before coming to UT Austin for college, Irineo Sanchez—who is graduating this spring from the honors program in the Department of Geological Sciences at the UT Jackson School of Geosciences —had left Houston only …
Class of 2021 - Hyeonseung “Shawn” Lee, UT21 Senior
Computational engineering senior Hyeonseung “Shawn” Lee seeks to build not only cool machines but also amazing teams.
Class of 2021 - Mia Stanley, UT21 Senior
Art history senior Mia Stanley on finding community with the Longhorn Band and deciphering ancient language mysteries during the pandemic.
Class of 2021 - Arjun Menta, UT21 Senior
Patent-pending entrepreneur and biochemistry and business senior Arjun Menta continues brainstorming and innovating — even from his garage.
Class of 2021 - Luke Heckmann, UT21 Senior
From honeybees to medicine, Luke Heckmann is a biomedical engineering senior and all-star undergraduate researcher who cannot be boxed in.
LUNAR Council Hosts First CADathon to Tackle the Future of Transportation
This March, some Texas Engineering students chose to spend their spring break week participating in the first ever CADathon hosted by LUNAR Council, a student organization in the Department of Aerospace Engineering …
Longhorn Startups Launch Futuristic Solutions for the Challenges of Today
From reducing food waste to improving the quality of life for the elderly, five student tech-focused startups from UT Austin were accepted into the global Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars Spring Fellowship program …
Two Natural Sciences Undergraduates Selected as Goldwater Scholars
Two University of Texas at Austin undergraduate students, Briana Syed and Teddy Hsieh, have earned the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, which honors outstanding students in STEM majors.