Just how much damage the proposed legislation to federally defund Planned Parenthood would inflict on the health of low-income women and teens, and especially their access to contraception, is debatable. But Texas’ experience during the past four years could serve as a guide to what might happen nationally.Read more
Basic research into how our planet operates is an essential investment. That’s why it is alarming that the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act critically underfunds the geosciences during a time when understanding of the Earth has never been more important.Read more
Beneath Two Meters of Arctic Ice, Texas Scientists Will Seek Better Understanding of Carbon Cycling and Climate
University of Texas at Austin marine scientists aim to transform our understanding of coastal ecosystems in the Arctic by studying them throughout the year, including the winter and spring, times when very little research has been performed in the area.
They were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue the research.Read more
Program That Engages First-Year Students in Research Awarded $1.6 Million by Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The University of Texas at Austin has received $1.6 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to expand the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) in the College of Natural Sciences and get more first-year science students engaged in authentic research.
The funding is part of a new round of grants from HHMI totaling $79 million that will help universities nationwide strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education.Read more