Current Students News

Two PEER Graduate Students Receive Competitive National Awards

Two UT graduate students have received competitive national awards that will enable them to continue research in their fields of study. Both are all scholars in the Program for Excellence and Equity in Research (PEER), a graduate training initiative funded by a grant from the General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.

UT Engineer’s Idea Makes Science a Hands-On Activity

Building off the theory that immersion is better than explanation, students will have a chance to get some hands-on experience with scientific research thanks to UT College of Engineering doctoral student Caroline Bryson.

Developing a Healthy Lifestyle at UT

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It’s important for you to remember to make your personal wellness and healthy living priorities while at UT. There are many resources on campus to ensure you are living healthy, which includes eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and practicing good sleep habits.

Students Conduct Research to Control Canine Distemper

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Undergraduates from across the country and their research mentors at UT are investigating ways to manage and control outbreaks of canine distemper virus, a devastating disease affecting dogs—particularly those in animal shelters—and other wildlife.

TV Stations’ Segments Highlight Sisters’ Company

All three local TV outlets reported on a new venture by twin sisters Laura and Rachel Clift—sophomores at UT. The students have used their theater training to create a children’s party business called Neverland and Company.

Postdoctoral Student Featured in International Business Times Story about Pluto, Charon

The International Business Times featured Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, a UT postdoctoral student, in this story about NASA’s flyby of Pluto on July 14. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will gather data to help scientists better understand the dwarf planet. Pinilla-Alonso will be the lead investigator of a new seven-day series of observations beginning July 23.