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Engineers develop method of using sun to clean drinking water

Shezaz Hannan April 12, 2018

According to the World Health Organization, 2.1 billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water in their homes. A new development at UT may have the ability to change that.  A...


Economics student grows vegetables in a food desert

Cason Hunwick and Shezaz Hannan April 10, 2018

Finding fresh, healthy food can be an issue in the Austin area, particularly in lower-income communities. Economics senior Joy Youwakim is working to change that. Youwakim grew vegetables on a municipal...

Study: Staying at home may be saving energy

Shezaz Hannan March 9, 2018

Americans are saving energy by opting to stay at home and participate in activities, such as watching Netflix and shopping online, instead of going out. A study by Ashok Sekar, a postdoctoral fellow...

Scientists use mathematical models to describe the natural world

Shezaz Hannan February 21, 2018

Researchers from around the U.S. presented their work using mathematics to model natural phenomena and solve some of the greatest challenges on Earth during a seminar on Sunday at this year’s American...

AI could be used to analyze water resources

Shezaz Hannan February 20, 2018

Scientists from across disciplines came together to discuss the future of water resource management using artificial intelligence during a seminar on Saturday at this year’s American Association...

Chemistry researchers showcase innovative research at AAAS

Shezaz Hannan February 19, 2018

Chemistry researchers presented innovative applications of their research on Friday at this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. On Friday, the conference...


LBJ professor looks at how the internet is changing abortion policy

Shezaz Hannan December 7, 2017

Abortion remains one of the most controversial and divisive areas of policy around the world. In the United States, abortion is legal but a highly partisan and often moral issue, while elsewhere such as...


Speedway trees are just as important as Speedway bricks

Shezaz Hannan November 20, 2017

While the bricks have been all the talk of the Speedway construction project, it’s the trees that need special attention. The Speedway construction project involves new standards for maintaining...

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Small bees can pull their own weight in pollination

Shezaz Hannan November 16, 2017

UT researchers recently discovered that when it comes to pollination, size doesn’t matter. A study published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that long-distance...

UT launches environmental engineering undergraduate degree

Shezaz Hannan November 10, 2017

After years of planning, the Cockrell School of Engineering launched a new undergraduate degree in environmental engineering this fall. The new degree offers undergraduate students the opportunity to...

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UT economics student grows food on landfills

Shezaz Hannan November 3, 2017

Economics senior Joy Youwakim is trying to prove that one person’s trash can be another person’s garden. As part of her undergraduate research, Youwakim is growing food on top of a landfill...


Bat species feast on variety of foods — even frogs

Shezaz Hannan October 27, 2017

According to folklore, vampires will sometimes turn into bats in order to drink blood. In reality, bats go batty over more than just blood, having a much more substantial and varied diet.  “There...


Visualizing Science contest winners revealed at Art in Science event

Shezaz Hannan October 20, 2017

Natural Science Council and the College of Natural Sciences celebrated the artistic side of science in fields from astronomy to biology as they unveiled the winners of the 2017 Visualizing Science contest...

New Materials Research Science and Engineering Center will include K-5 educational program

Shezaz Hannan October 6, 2017

Materials science researchers at UT have received a $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, NSF, for researching new types of materials. Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering...


UT Energy Institute hosts ongoing symposium

Shezaz Hannan September 26, 2017

The UT Energy Institute is sparking discussion about topics from rechargeable batteries to nuclear fusion for the thirteenth semester this fall through its Energy Symposium, or UTES. UTES, which started...


Engineering internships may explain departure from STEM fields for women

Shezaz Hannan September 11, 2017

Although the number of women studying engineering has steadily increased over the past few decades, women are more likely to leave the profession early in their careers. Graduates of STEM — science,...

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