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.


Coal Plants Get New Life in the Sun

May 8, 2018
Solar panel

Cheaper renewable energy is reshaping how electricity is generated and consumed. But is there a way to still make use of all those old coal plants and mines?

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Rangers from Across the Country Look to the Stars in Texas

April 27, 2018
McDonald Observatory Night Sky

Where do park rangers from across the country go to learn about one of our greatest natural resources – the night sky? They go to the McDonald Observatory in West Texas.

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Hydrogen-Fueled UPS Vehicle Produces Zero Emissions

April 26, 2018
UPS Hydrogren Truck

The substitution of a small combustible engine with a hydrogen fuel cell allows the vehicle to travel much farther without refueling while producing nothing other than pure water in the process.

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How Taxes Affect Our Wallets and Our Health

April 6, 2018
Health and Taxes

When Dr. Michael Hole was a pediatrician in Boston, he discovered a key to unlocking a healthier future for many families – help with taxes.

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Students Step-Up for a Greener Future

Feb. 23, 2018
energy_olympiad 2018

UT undergraduates host the first Energy Olympiad, a research competition focused on fostering the next generation of energy sustainability.

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