Seven faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
LBJ School Hosts Panels on Changing Demographics and Infrastructure Challenges as Part of Legislative Orientation
The University of Texas at Austin and its Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will collaborate with the offices of Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to host the Pre-Session Legislative Conference, an orientation for new members of the state Legislature taking place Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.
David Allen, an engineer and internationally recognized expert in air quality at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named chair of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB) for a two-year term. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced Allen's appointment Oct. 15. Jackson said his expertise in environmental engineering is a great asset to the board.
Accelerating the evaluation and development of new vaccines for emerging health threats is the goal of University of Texas at Austin researchers who recently received $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Hack Texas Hackathon, a 24-Hour Coding Marathon, Held Oct. 19-20 at The University of Texas at Austin
Hack Texas Hackathon, the first-ever 24-hour coding marathon hosted by the Technology Entrepreneurship Society at the Cockrell School of Engineering, will be held in the Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom.
A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin, and including engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research, is conducting a major field study to measure methane emissions from natural gas production, about which little empirical data exist.
The National Academy of Engineering has selected Nicholas Peppas as its 2012 Founders Award recipient in recognition of his pioneering work in the areas of polymer chemistry, bioengineering, pharmaceutical sciences and advanced drug delivery.
The University of Texas at Austin has been selected to receive an $18.5 million grant over the next five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create and lead a nanosystems engineering research center.
Two University of Texas at Austin faculty members were honored at the White House this week with the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
It's theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow the fuels, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. However, limited by existing technology, the researchers found in a separate study that their algae growing facility is getting out… » Continue Reading