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.

There are 300,000 Victims of Human Trafficking in Texas

Jan. 24, 2017
Human Trafficking in Texas

There are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, including nearly 79,000 youth victims of sex trafficking, according to the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. 

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Longhorn Start-Up Program

Jan. 23, 2017
Bob Metcafe

Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, is a bold visionary. His mission is to bring the next industry leaders to Austin, bolstering the Texas economy.


Preventing Child Abuse in Texas

Jan. 19, 2017

Evaluating Texas’ child maltreatment prevention program, Project HOPES: What we learned and where we will go.


Wanted: Big Ideas for Improving Health

Jan. 13, 2017
Dell Place-Based Initiatives

Dell Med asks citizens to submit local solutions to local problems. The effort could improve health not just in Central Texas, but across America.

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What Makes a City Smart?

Jan. 12, 2017
smart city

These UT engineers explain how their applied research could help modern cities become safer and healthier.

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