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Astronomy Student Wins $20,000 Mitchell Student Grand Prize Award for Academic Excellence

Astronomy Student Wins $20,000 Mitchell Student Grand Prize Award for Academic Excellence

George Miller, astronomy senior and Dean’s Scholar in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $20,000 grand prize in the University Co-operative Society’s George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence. Winners of the 13th annual undergraduate student awards were announced May 2. The awards celebrate University of…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin Astronomer Is Co-Investigator in Search for Earth-Like Planets

University of Texas at Austin Astronomer Is Co-Investigator in Search for Earth-Like Planets

University of Texas at Austin astronomer Bill Cochran is one of the leading scientists involved in searching 100,000 nearby stars in our Milky Way galaxy for planets like Earth as part of NASA's Kepler mission launching tomorrow (March 6).