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Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


Bill Press of UT Austin Publishes a Memoir on his Storied Career

Across domains, Press has contributed to many fields and institutions, which he writes about in a newly published memoir.

Bill Press

UT News

UT Celebrates the Life of Jim Vick

The University of Texas at Austin is mourning the death of the late vice president for student affairs and legendary mathematics professor emeritus.

A man in a suit flashes the hook 'em horns hand sign next to a desk where the sign reads "James W. Vick Center, School of Undergraduate Studies"


Turtle Pond Offers Research Site for Undergraduates

A new long-running project allows undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience with ecological research in the heart of the UT Austin campus.

Professor Havird and his students take samples from the turtles to learn more about their ecology and health.

UT News

Students and Faculty Parade Their Robots Through Campus

Texas Robotics held its inaugural Robot Parade, and members of various research labs and student groups showcased their work.

Several students and researchers in Texas Robotics t-shirts and holding controllers accompany a variety of robots walking and rolling down Speedway


Amid the Enhancements at New Museum are Contributions by UT Community

Collaborators across the College of Natural Sciences and UT Austin played a role in the transformation at Texas Science & Natural History Museum.

Image of a large bronze statue of a saber tooth cat in front of a limestone building

UT News

An Evolving Museum Opens Again

What was the Texas Memorial Museum Reopens as Texas Science and Natural History Museum this weekend.

A tyrannosaur skull fossil in front of a window and a Texas seal inside a museum

The Daily Texan

New UT Club STEM Buddies Brings Science Experiments to Austin Elementary Schools

Undergraduate students Celina Yang and Elizabeth Wu created an organization that travels to elementary schools in Austin to give young children a hands-on STEM experience.

Celina Yang and Elizabeth Wu


How to Extend the Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables with Science

Hong Qiao, a plant researcher, explains the science behind produce ripening, and how anyone can prolong shelf life.

The ethylene from bananas stored together can even cause each other to ripen faster.


Innovative Program Gives Students with Disabilities University Experience

An idea that started with a neuroscientist’s personal experience morphed into a lifelong continuing education program for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

A student from the program partaking in hands on activities.


FDA-Approved RSV Vaccine Enabled by Work of UT Molecular Biologist

Every year, millions of people become sickened by RSV, and more than 100,000 die. New vaccines with a connection to UT Austin may help turn...

A child gets a bandage after receiving a vaccination