Topic: Education

UT Austin Offers Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering

June 30, 2015
Mechanical Engineering

The Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin has launched its first Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program offered completely online. 

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Military Children to Receive Math Learning Support

June 22, 2015
students

The Charles A. Dana Center at UT Austin has been awarded a $12.7 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity to advance math education for children on U.S. military bases.

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Federal Grant Helps UT Researcher Study Word-Problem Solving

June 17, 2015
Sarah Powell

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a four-year, $3 million grant to a College of Education faculty member at UT Austin to study ways to help students better solve word-problems in math. 

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Mobile Phone Bans Lead to Rise in Student Test Scores

May 18, 2015
Texting

Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at UT Austin.

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Tools that Schools Need to Battle Mental Illness in Kids

May 7, 2015
Parents and Teachers Talking

This week, May 3-9, is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and every day, about 20 percent of students entering classrooms across the nation are struggling with mental health challenges. We must give schools more tools to battle mental illness in children.

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