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Annie L. Zhang
UT Programming team heads to Portugal for international competition
December 7, 2018
With ten minutes left in the competition, the word “accepted” finally popped on screen. Seniors Ethan Arnold and Ryan Rice and junior Supawit Chockchowwat rejoiced. They would be heading to Portugal next spring to compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest.
Gendered messages affect child development, future outcomes
November 28, 2018
Expectations of gender conformity are presented to children from before birth, which has significant ramifications for their development, according to Amber Kreischer, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences.
Researcher receives award for contributions to carbon mitigation technology
November 28, 2018
UT senior research scientist Susan Hovorka was awarded the Greenman Award for her research on greenhouse mitigation technologies during the annual Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies conference last month.
Experts discuss the implications of global health volunteer programs
November 18, 2018
Almost a third of all graduating medical students in the U.S. have participated in a global health volunteer experience, and while most of the students reported that they were positive, many evaluations of the impact of these programs have been negative, according to a 2014 Medical Student Research Journal study.
Everyone knows Jackson Reyna is an avid scientist. But for 20 years, no one knew he was transgender
November 11, 2018
Everyone knows senior chemistry Jackson Reyna is an avid scientist — it’s an inherent part of who he is. But for 20 years, no one knew an equally important part of Reyna: he is transgender.
UT community discusses science sensationalism solutions
November 7, 2018
"When both parties have a good understanding of the nature of each other’s work, scientists and science communicators can create a better environment for quality journalism," neuroscience junior Sarah Campbell.
Video competition emphasizes scientific creativity, communications
November 7, 2018
The Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting the annual Texas Student Research Showdown, a video competition for undergraduate researchers to highlight their work.
Capital of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference highlights interdisciplinary undergraduate research
November 5, 2018
Students across Texas present at the first Capital of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference.
Austin leads Texas video game industry, research shows
October 31, 2018
Austin, often lauded with various titles such as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” may be earning another — the “video game capital of Texas.”
Lyft, CapMetro and others unveil ‘Ditch Your Car’ program
October 12, 2018
Lyft, Zipcar, CapMetro and Austin B-cycle join forces to reduce your need for a car.
UT researchers discover how to control nanomotors, could improve drug delivery
October 8, 2018
Tiny devices driven by light could change the biomedical world. UT scientists recently discovered that light can be used to select the motion of nanomotors, micro-devices that are promising in aiding processes like drug delivery.
NPR Host speaks about spicing up science communication
October 1, 2018
“As scientists, we should try to bring … the lasagna to the science.”
LBJ School discusses climate change, food insecurity
September 18, 2018
UT experts say climate change affects water, water affects food and insecure food resources affects national security, according to UT experts.
UT research: Social media saved lives during Hurricane Harvey
September 14, 2018
Social media can actually save lives, according to UT researchers.
Thank you notes increase everyone’s well-being
September 14, 2018
McCombs research reveals that students should prioritize sincerity over semantics when writing thank-you letters.
UT-Austin researchers develop portable disease-carrying mosquito detector
September 7, 2018
A smartphone camera, a chemical test and a box with a mushed mosquito: That’s all UT researchers need to detect if a mosquito is of a deadly disease-carrying species called Aedes aegypti.
Increased sugar consumption is detrimental for youth
February 3, 2017
UT researcher Jaimie Davis studies how increased sugar consumption affects body fat levels and risk factors in American youth.
Parental discriminatory experiences negatively affects adolescent behaviour
January 25, 2017
A UT study found that when parents experience more discrimination in daily life, they are more likely to exhibit greater parental hostility towards their children, ultimately leading to depressive symptoms and delinquent behaviors of the children.
UT, Columbia researchers predict this year’s flu vaccine to be 36 percent effective
December 5, 2016
This data means this year’s vaccine is 23 percent less effective than last year’s, which the CDC estimated as 59 percent effective.
NASCENT announces new partnership with Emerson and Renwick
November 18, 2016
The Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies program, or NASCENT, recently announced the addition of Emerson and Renwick, a manufacturing company, to its Industrial Partnership Program.
UTD researchers develop new technique for detecting glucose levels in sweat
October 28, 2016
UT-Dallas researchers recently developed a technique that uses sweat to detect blood sugar levels in the body.
Study links obesity to higher worker’s compensations costs, UT seeks to promote healthier campus
October 24, 2016
Study links obese and overweight workers to higher workers’ compensation claims for major injuries.
Don Batory wins Test of Time award for most influential paper in software product line research
October 16, 2016
UT computer science professor Don Batory recently won the Test of Time award, which he will receive at the 2017 Software Product Line conference.
Texas FreshAIR to host annual conference 'Grand Challenges in Neuroscience'
October 5, 2016
Texas FreshAIR will be hosting its fifth annual neuroscience conference from October 6-7 to promote brain research.
Karan Jerath selected as UN Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals
September 30, 2016
The United Nations recently selected Karan Jerath, a petroleum engineering sophomore, as a U.N. Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals, a title he will hold until 2030.
UT, Texas A&M oceanographers collaborate to publish new guidelines on color maps for data display
September 26, 2016
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but scientists today don’t place the same emphasis on figures and colors that they do on text.