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.


Resilience, More Than "Texas Tough"

Oct. 2, 2017
Hurricane Harvey

The Hogg Foundation supports Texas mental health after Hurricane Harvey.

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UT Health Austin to Launch Specialty Clinics on Oct. 17

Sept. 13, 2017
UT Health Austin

On Oct. 17, faculty and staff of the Dell Medical School will begin treating patients at UT Health Austin, a new practice that will use innovative team-based models.

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Study Quantifies Potential for Water Reuse in Permian Basin

Sept. 8, 2017
Permian Basin Map

A study led by UT Austin has found that in the Permian Basin reusing water at other well sites is a viable way to deal with the water that could also reduce potential instances of induced seismicity. 

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New Device Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds

Sept. 6, 2017
MasSpec Pen

The MasSpec Pen could dramatically improve the treatment of cancer and reduce the chances of recurrence

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Gulf Coast Design Lab

Aug. 16, 2017
Gulf Coast Design Lab "Float"

The Gulf Coast Design Lab provides UT architecture students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience building structures that promote awareness of environmental issues in coastal regions.

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