Science and Technology

High school student projects on computer security and sensor technology win regional Siemens Westinghouse scholarships

Nov. 22, 1999

High school students presenting projects on computer security and sensor technology won the Southwest Regional Finals of the Siemens Westinghouse Science & Technology Competition, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin this weekend. The competition is a scholarship and awards program of the Siemens Foundation.

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High school science and technology competition for $20,000 scholarships begins Friday Nov. 19 at UT Austin

Nov. 15, 1999

Two young Texans will square off against contestants from as far away as Hawaii and Puerto Rico in a competition for $20,000 and $30,000 science and technology scholarships this weekend. One of six regional rounds of the Siemens Westinghouse Science & Technology Competition, the event is hosted by The University of Texas at Austin.

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Austin engineering professor wins National Science Foundation Award to study use of fungus in devices to clean polluted air

Nov. 10, 1999

Dr. Kerry Kinney, assistant professor in The University of Texas at Austin College of Engineering, has won a four-year National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award to study whether fungus can be used to clean contaminated air by consuming pollutants. The CAREER Award is among the highest research honors a young faculty member can receive.

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The University of Texas System provides access to world's largest scientific database

Nov. 10, 1999

ScienceDirect®, provider of the world's largest database of full-text scientific research, has been selected by The University of Texas System libraries to provide online access to 700,000 full-text journal articles and over 1.7 million abstracts in the scientific, technical and medical fields. Arrangements to receive this service were coordinated by the General Libraries of The University of Texas at Austin.

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UT Austin's Women in Engineering and The Ophelia Project host astronaut Cady Coleman encouraging girls and young women to "Shoot for the Stars"

Oct. 28, 1999

One of NASA's most experienced women astronauts, Lt. Col. Catherine "Cady" Coleman, will land in Austin Friday (Nov. 5) to urge girls and young women to "Shoot for the Stars!" in a free public presentation at the The University of Texas at Austin.

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