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.


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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Fenves Welcomes New Students from Rio Grande Valley

Aug. 8, 2017
President Fenves Rio Grande Valley Send-Off 2017

At the 24th annual Rio Grande Valley send-off, President Fenves' message to new freshmen and their families was clear. “We’re in this together.”

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Large-Scale Data Project Will Aid Vulnerable Babies

July 27, 2017
Photo of doctor providing care to child in the NICU

Premature babies face a number of potential health threats after they are born. A sweeping research collaboration of Dell Med, UT Austin and Seton Healthcare Family will aid them using a vital tool: data.

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Nanoparticles and Magnets Remove Oil from Water

June 8, 2017
oil magnet

UT Austin researchers used magnetic nanoparticles to separate oil from water through a simple process that relies on electrostatic force and a magnet. 

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