The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold a forum on “The Research Mission of Universities” at the Avaya Auditorium, ACES Building, The University of Texas at Austin. The forum will bring together leaders from industry and academia to address the critical importance of scientific research in our public universities. The… » Continue Reading
Event: Dr. Tip Meckel will discuss one of the promising but little known options to reduce atmospheric emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Oxidation of carbon stored in fossil fuels — coal, oil, gas — has transferred more than 250 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere since 1800. One method of reducing… » Continue Reading
Event: Dr. Kelly Gaither, director of data and information analysis at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), will discuss why scientific visualization is such a powerful tool for understanding science in the 21st century. The science community faces two extraordinary and relatively sudden transitions in technology with transformative potential for computational research and education. First… » Continue Reading
Event: Dr. Alfred Gilman, chief scientific officer of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), will discuss the institute’s challenges and opportunities. CPRIT is a new state agency, empowered by the Texas Legislature and a constitutional amendment, to invest $3 billion over 10 years to enhance research and prevention activities toward alleviation of… » Continue Reading
Event: The world is witnessing an explosion of 3-D digital data content, particularly in entertainment and geospatial applications. Mark Holzbach with Zebra Imaging will review the history and fundamentals of digital holography displays with an emphasis on recent technologies and products, successful applications, and future possibilities. Mark Holzbach is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute… » Continue Reading
Event: Internet and Obama Administration Subject of Lecture When: Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Networking reception starts at 5:45 p.m. Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204), 1900 University Ave. Parking: Paid parking in the AT&T garage ($10). Free parking in the state lots across Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or on the street.… » Continue Reading
The AT&T Conference Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center Present: “The Austin Forum on Science and Technology for Society”
Dr. Raymond Lee Orbach will be the inaugural speaker for the re-introduction of "The Austin Forum on Science and Technology for Society" on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the AT&T Conference Center.
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Sherburne "Shere" Abbott, director of the Center for Science and Practice of Sustainability at The University of Texas at Austin, to a key administration post as associate director of environment for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. An appointment to that position would… » Continue Reading
Vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris persist today at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on Mars, says new research using ground-penetrating radar on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The University of Texas at Austin is among the top three universities sending students abroad and the Top 10 universities educating international students, according to the new "Open Doors" report, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE).