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Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Academic institutions such as The University of Texas at Austin serve an essential role in furthering scientific research that can help drive the commercialization of transformative products and services, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Austin on Thursday.

Cockrell School of Engineering Sees Highest Female Enrollment Numbers Ever

This fall, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has set records in its female enrollment. The school reported the highest percentage of incoming female freshmen and the largest number of female undergraduates enrolled.

Cockrell School of Engineering Ranks 3rd in National Graduation Rates for Minorities

The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering ranks third in the nation and first in Texas in graduating minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s annual list.

ExxonMobil Foundation Directs its Largest Matching Donation to The University of Texas at Austin

ExxonMobil Foundation Directs its Largest Matching Donation to The University of Texas at Austin

The ExxonMobil Foundation has given a record $1.31 million to The University of Texas at Austin as a match of 353 unique gifts made by the company’s employees and retirees during the past calendar year. 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Fund National Expansion of UTeach

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.

University Experts Available to Discuss Back-to-School Topics

University of Texas at Austin faculty experts are available to talk about a wide range of K-12 and higher education issues related to the start of school, including education policy, teaching strategies, children’s mental and emotional health, and closing the achievement gap.   Children's Mental and Emotional Health KEVIN STARK Professor, Department of Educational Psychology…   » Continue Reading

Top Texas STEM Teachers Share Teaching Strategies

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

UTeach Expansion Recognized as President Obama Spotlights Importance of Teachers in Improving U.S. Innovation

At a special event at the White House today (Jan 6.), President Barack Obama recognized the national replication of The University of Texas at Austin's UTeach program and the supporters of that replication.

Building Exceptional Science and Math Teachers the Focus of Education Conference

Building Exceptional Science and Math Teachers the Focus of Education Conference

Event: The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) is holding its 14th Annual Meeting, titled "From Legislation to Implementation: Achieving Excellence in STEM Education." The keynote address will be delivered by state Rep. Donna Howard, a member of the House's Higher Education Committee.

Engineers, Educators, Science Cohorts Gather for Conference Seeking to Recruit More Girls to Technical Fields

More than 100 educators, business representatives and advocates of technical fields will gather for the Texas Girls Collaborative Project Kick-off Conference to network and forge partnerships that seek to increase the number of girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.