UT astronaut Scott Kelly spoke via a White House blog about why images of Earth resonate with people.
UT mechanical engineering student Nathan Powell is just one of twelve engineering students nationwide competing to be an intern on a Formula One race team.
Steve Brooks recently spoke to the American Geophysical Union about what lower mercury levels in the arctic would mean.
Paul Lewis, director of UT’s planetarium and space science outreach, will lead an exploration of the blue moon–the second full moon in a calendar month–later this week. Lewis, along with rangers from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will celebrate this occurrence during an 8:00 p.m. program July 31 at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.
WVLT Local 8 Now featured students and faculty at UT who are investigating ways to stop the spread of canine distemper, a devastating disease affecting dogs—particularly those in animal shelters. The team, part of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, is using math models to study how the disease spreads through a shelter once the
The Austin American-Statesman featured David Anderson, a professor of anthropology, in this story about archaeology teams digging in Texas as they search for clues about the continent’s first native people. Anderson specializes in Paleo-Indian archaeology.
What does songwriting have in common with science? Neal Stewart, who holds the Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, describes their similarities in an essay published in the July 24 issue of Science.
The News Sentinel recently featured UT’s summer aerospace workshop that aims to help teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade bring STEM education into the classroom through hands-on activities such as egg drops, and building model planes and rockets. The paper also interviewed Paul Lewis, director of UT’s planetarium and space science outreach who teaches astronomy and model rocket
Several science websites are sharing Terry Hazen’s development of bacteria to test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.
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.