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Exclusion in STEM classrooms lead to lower graduation rates for minority students, UT study says
July 21, 2019
Black and Latinx students pursuing careers in STEM face obstacles their white peers do not, making them more likely to leave those majors without receiving a degree, UT researchers say.
Political violence against women is increasing worldwide, UT researchers find
June 13, 2019
Womens’ increasing demands for equal rights have been met across the globe with widespread political violence, according to a new report by UT researchers.
Policymakers, researchers discuss wind, solar subsidies
May 2, 2019
Subsidies for wind energy are up in the air at the Texas State Capitol.
UT researchers help expose Russian GPS spoofing
April 29, 2019
The year-long study, titled “Above Us Only Stars: Exposing GPS Spoofing in Russia and Syria,” cataloged data from ships’ automatic identification system and GPS signal data from the International Space Station and was published March 26.
UT Researcher discovers potential target for Tylenol overdose
April 18, 2019
Researchers at UT have found a new method to help combat Tylenol overdoses.
UT researchers find new species of ancient monkey that fills in evolutionary gap
March 31, 2019
UT researchers discovered a new species of ancient monkeys during field work in Kenya, bridging a gap in the history of old world monkey evolution.
Researchers identify disease outbreak hotspots using vaccine exemptions amid obstacles
March 14, 2019
A proposed Texas bill would prohibit the Department of State Health Services from recording the number of individuals claiming a vaccine exemption in public schools.
Shell executive talks company’s energy transitions
March 6, 2019
As part of its initiative, Shell has invested $2 billion of research money this year to develop models for the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. UT has received a portion of the money for projects developing energy infrastructure and storage solutions.
UT researchers examine air pollution impact on public health
February 20, 2019
Austin air is generally clean, but pollution is not evenly distributed, said Joshua Rhodes, a postdoctoral research fellow at the UT Energy Institute.
UT Energy Week hosts discussion on electric vehicles
February 5, 2019
According to a report by the International Energy Agency, the number of electric vehicles used in the world grew 54 percent in 2017. But despite this growth, electric vehicles still face challenges with building infrastructure such as charging stations and customers being afraid to buy these vehicles.