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UT, A&M, Rice Form NSF Hub to Move Ideas to Marketplace

The University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Texas A&M University have received a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become a regional innovation hub that translates academic research into useful technologies with commercial applications.

UT Austin-AISD Partnership to Support Computer Science Education

The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District (AISD) are partnering to offer college credit to computer science students in AISD high schools.

$2.9 Million Grant Will Help Elementary Teachers Boost Students’ Math Understanding

AUSTIN, Texas — A University of Texas at Austin education professor has received a $2.9 million grant to help elementary school math teachers use the latest research on how children think about math to improve student learning outcomes.

Rainfall in South Pacific Was More Variable Before 20th Century

Rainfall in South Pacific Was More Variable Before 20th Century

AUSTIN, Texas — A new reconstruction of climate in the South Pacific during the past 446 years shows rainfall varied much more dramatically before the start of the 20th century than after. The finding, based on an analysis of a cave formation called a stalagmite from the island nation of Vanuatu, could force climate modelers to adjust…   » Continue Reading

UT Austin Research Will Help Cities Rebuild After Earthquakes

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin are conducting a study that will help a city rebuild after a string of earthquakes, thanks to a boost from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the government of New Zealand. The knowledge gained could one day help set building codes in earthquake-prone areas in the United…   » Continue Reading

National Science Foundation Awards $550,000 for Creation of State-of-the-Art Crowdsourcing Techniques

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a University of Texas at Austin School of Information faculty member $550,000 to explore ways to make crowdsourcing more viable and lower the risk for potential adopters.

Introducing: The Stampede Supercomputer

Introducing: The Stampede Supercomputer

Event: “What is Computed Here Changes the World: The Stampede Supercomputing System" with Dr. Jay Boisseau, director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin. When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 5. This event is free and open to the public. Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204), 1900 University Ave. Website:…   » Continue Reading

Two Professors to Receive National Medal of Science

Allen Bard, in the College of Natural Sciences, and John Goodenough, in the Cockrell School of Engineering, are two of 12 eminent researchers who will receive the National Medal of Science this year, bringing the university’s overall total to five since 1962.

Powers Touts High Quality, High Efficiency at University of Texas at Austin

Balancing a commitment to efficiency with a continued focus on excellence in the classroom and in research is the only way for The University of Texas at Austin to become the best public university in the nation, President Bill Powers said today in his annual State of the University address.

$18.5 Million Grant Establishes Center for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing

$18.5 Million Grant Establishes Center for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing

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.