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.

A Future Face of Energy

Feb. 9, 2017
Karan Jerath

At the age of 20, Karan Jerath has invented a device that could prevent oil spills, became the youngest member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy list, and was selected as a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more

UT Speech and Hearing Center Offers Free Screenings

Feb. 9, 2017
children hearing

Through a new program in the Moody College of Communication at UT Austin, Central Texans can now access free screenings to identify and assess children with possible speech or language delays. 

Read more

UT Austin Leads $29 Million Alcoholism Treatment Consortium

Feb. 3, 2017
Adron Harris

With $29M in funding from the National Institutes of Health, an international consortium seeking better pharmaceutical treatments for alcoholism has moved to UT Austin.

Read more

Graduate Student Helps Develop New Method for Carbon Capture

Jan. 26, 2017
​Charles Seipp, a graduate student in chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin

Charles Seipp, a chemistry graduate student, has helped discover a new method for capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and releasing it into long term storage.


TEA Award Helps UT Expand Computer Science Teacher Education

Jan. 25, 2017
Two Students Code Raspberry Pi

A new $5 million grant from TEA will help UT-Austin's WeTeach_CS program significantly increase teacher education initiatives that prepare Texas teachers to become certified in computer science. 

Read more