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Student Newsletter

February 22nd, 2015
The College of Natural Sciences Student Newsletter is designed to serve CNS students. It is delivered online every Sunday through Dean Vanden Bout's weekly email.

Big Events You Can't Miss

LinkedIn Series Get an overview of how to create a LinkedIn profile, connect with employers and colleagues, and learn how to promote your personal brand. Click the links to RSVP - feel free to bring your laptop.
Heath Professions Fair 
  • Wednesday, February 25
    Rec Sports Gym from 10am-2:30pm
Email Shannon Gutheil with any questions.
BASF Team Chemistry Challenge
  • Registration Deadline
    Friday, February 27
Help develop a solution to make UT Athletics events more sustainable. Click the link above for more information. For more challenge details, including complete rules, registration deadlines, and ideas to get you started, visit
Recognize a Professor, Advisor, TA or AI for an Excellence Award
  • Nomination Deadline - Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:59pm
Natural Sciences Council coordinates these entirely student-nominated and student-selected awards. Click here to nominate a professor, advisor, TA or AI who has made a positive impact on you. Got questions? Contact NSC Academic Affairs Chair, Melissa Huynh.
CNS Scholarship 2015-2016 Application Now Available!
  • Application Deadline - Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The common application is used to award college-level scholarships, as well as the Health Professions Scholarships (for pre-medical students) and Out-of-State Tuition Waivers. Click here to access the online application.
Got questions? Contact CNS Scholarship Coordinator, Adrianne Chacon-Posey.
Upcoming Deadlines
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Research Opportunity: ICERT REU
Integrative computational education and research traineeship - stipend for work, travel, and housing at UT Austin. Application priority deadline March 1st.


Want to expand your study strategies?
Study Abroad General Information Session
Want to study abroad but don't know where to start? Come learn the basics of Study Abroad.
  • Wednesday, February 25
    JES A370A from 4-5pm
Study Abroad Opportunities for Physics Majors
Presented by Padraig Dunne of University College Dublin. Check-in at the front desk to be directed to the conference room.
  • Friday, February 27
    International Office (2400 Nueces St.) 118 &119 from 11am-12pm
History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium
Interested in fusing science with other fields? Attend this weekly speaker series discussing topics of history, philosophy, and its integration into science.
  • Every Friday
    WAG 316 from 12-1:30pm

Student Organizations

Events and Announcements
UT Marine Science Club: Guest Speaker Lance Robinson
Presented by Lance Robinson, Coastal Fisheries Regional Director at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Wednesday, February 25
    BUR 224 from 6-7pm
GlobeMed Panera Bake Sale
GlobeMed will be selling freshly baked goods from Panera.
  • Every Thursday
    Gregory Plaza from 9am-12pm

Other Opportunities

Health Informatics and Health IT Certificate Program
Apply for an intensive 9-week training program in health information technology for graduates to prepare you for a career in Health IT. If interested, attend an information session.
  • Monday, February 23
    NHB 1.304 at 4:30pm
  • Thursday, February 26
    NHB 1.304 at noon
CPR/AED Certification Training
Certification class that covers infant, child, and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Participants must pay $30 prior to class through check or a department IDT via CPR/AED Training. Click here to register through TXClass PN900.
Email HealthPoint OHP with any questions.
  • Friday, February 27
    NOA 4.106A from 1:30-3:30pm



Apply for Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
Now recruiting for Fall 2015 students interested in pursing doctoral degrees who are low-income, first generation, and/or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. Scholars receive a faculty mentor, independent research project, free GRE prep, and scholarship award! If interested, attend an information session -
  • Thursday, March 5
    CBA 4.338 from 6-7pm
  • Thursday, March 26
    CBA 4.338 from 6-7pm
Application Deadline: Friday, April 4th

Discover Undergraduate Research at UT: How to Get Involved

January 20 - May 8
  • Every Tuesday
    FAC 330 from 12:30-1:30pm
    Click here to sign-up.
  • Every Thursday
    FAC 4 from 3:30-4:30pm
    Click here to sign-up.
  • Every Friday
    FAC 330 from 1-2pm
    Click here to sign-up.
Health Professions Medical School Speaker Series: Texas Tech
With Dr. Kim Peck
  • Tuesday, March 3
    PAI 4.42 from 6:30-7:30pm
Health Lecture Series
Brought to you by Dr. Baptiste; health professionals come to campus to discuss their careers, answer questions, and give advice.
  • Every Friday
    WEL 2.246 from 2-2:50pm
Check out the HPO Website and and join the HPOinfo ListServ for more information.
Career Services

Career Design Center
Walk-In Appointments
Get 15-minute coaching sessions - first-come, first-served basis.
  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    PAI 5.03 from 3-4:30pm
For Peer Mentors -
  • Every Monday from 10am-4pm
    Every Wednesday and Friday from 1-3pm 
Please click here for a monthly listing of college events.
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