Serving the State

At UT Austin, we like to say that what starts here changes the world. That change begins in Texas. Every year, our researchers help make Texans safer, smarter, and more economically secure. Every day, Longhorns help make Texas a beacon of opportunity for the country and the world. These stories, drawn from across the Forty Acres, are just a sample of the many ways UT Austin students, faculty, staff and alumni serve the state.

Texas Teens Become Citizen Scientists at UT Coding Camp

Sept. 4, 2018
Code@TACC Camp Group Shot

100 students came from across Texas to learn to code at UT’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus. They attended camps led by some of the best computer scientists and engineers in the world — most at no cost to them.

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Fighting Hepatitis C Virus

July 27, 2018
Bevo XIV

Scientists studying the cattle virus that killed a beloved UT mascot nearly three years ago have stumbled upon a discovery that may help unlock treatments for a virus that poses a major threat to people: hepatitis C.

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Collaborating to Protect Night Skies

July 9, 2018
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope

McDonald Observatory has collaborated with the Permian Basin Petroleum Association and the Texas Oil and Gas Association to reduce light shining into the sky from drilling rigs in West Texas.

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Largest Indoor Air Quality Experiment Coming to UTest House

June 7, 2018

UT leads unprecedented experiment aimed at identifying the key causes of indoor air pollution.

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Vital Statistics

May 24, 2018
Vital Statistics

From baseball to financial investing, from elections to oil drilling, analyzing data quickly to predict future outcomes is transforming industries and activities around the world.

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