The National Math and Science Initiative announced that a $22.5 million, five-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), one of America’s premier medical research organizations, will support the expansion of The University of Texas at Austin's highly successful UTeach program to 10 research universities.
Physics and mathematics major William Berdanier has been selected as a Marshall Scholar for 2013 and intends to earn two master’s degrees at Cambridge University through the scholarship. Berdanier is one of 34 scholars from across the nation awarded the scholarship.
Internationally renowned engineer and mathematician Francois Baccelli and philosopher Galen Strawson have been appointed to two new endowed chairs at The University of Texas at Austin, effective Sept. 1. The appointments make for a total of seven endowed academic chairs funded by earnings from the Longhorn Network.
June 25, 2012 Event: Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers will share best practices and be honored at the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching annual conference When: June 27-29, with an exhibit hall showcase of STEM lessons, a reception and dinner Wednesday, June 27, from 5 to 9 p.m.… » Continue Reading
The Education Foundation Advisory Council for The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education has contributed $500,000 to create the $1.4 million Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Math, Science and Technology in Teacher Education. With fundraising ongoing, the endowment totals $1.4 million in gifts and pledges from 139 donors, making it one of… » Continue Reading
Event: “A Scientific Approach to Learning and Teaching Science,” a plenary talk by Nobel Prize recipient Carl Wieman and kick off for the annual national UTeach conference When: 1–2:45 p.m., May 24 Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Grand Ballroom, Salon C, 1900 University Ave. Background: Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Carl Wieman will kick… » Continue Reading
A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin has found that secondary security screening at airports is mathematically flawed, and has identified a way to select people for screenings more efficiently and fairly.
Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology Regional Finals at The University of Texas at Austin, Nov. 14 and 15
Event: The regional finals of the 2008 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, America's premier science research competition, comes to The University of Texas at Austin. High school students will compete for a $3,000 prize for one individual, $6,000 for one team, and an invitation to the national finals in New York City for… » Continue Reading
Not Your Mama's Science Class: Back when boomers were driving Pinto hatchbacks to Friday night football games and rocking out to Led Zeppelin on the eight-track, it wasn't cool to like science and math. If you loved physics and others got wind of it, you could suffer for your passion.
Two faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.