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.

Save the Monarchs

May 31, 2017
Laura Bush at Wildflower Center

Former first lady Laura Bush calls for everyone from homeowners to big corporations to join together to help save the state insect of Texas – the monarch butterfly.

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New Patient Information-Sharing System Will Save Lives

May 31, 2017

Doctors don’t just manage our health — they manage our data. The Texas Advanced Computing Center, with its supercomputing capabilities, offers an unparalleled ability to manage massive data sets and save lives. 

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Monitoring the Country's First Commercial CO2 Sequestration

April 14, 2017
Members of the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Gulf Coast Carbo Center

For the first time in the U.S., a commercial-scale project is taking carbon dioxide emissions from a coal-fired plant and storing them in rocks beneath the ground so they cannot escape into the atmosphere and affect climate.

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University of Texas Geosciences Ranks Among World’s Best

April 6, 2017

The UT Austin has one of the best geosciences research programs in the world according to two recent global rankings.

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Why is Texas Shaking?

March 30, 2017

UT is leading a state-funded seismic monitoring program to identify the sources of Texas earthquakes.

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