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Student Newsletter

February 29th, 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 on how to connect with employers and colleagues and learn to promote your personal brand. Click the link to RSVP - feel free to bring your laptop.
DS Speaks Presents: Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat
  • Tuesday, March 3
    SAC Auditorium from 6:30-7:30pm
The Delta Sigma Pi - Beta Kappa Chapter is hosting Evan Spiegel, CEO/Co-Founder of Snapchat for a speaking event. Event is free for UT students (with ID) + 1 guest.

Explore UT
The biggest open house in Texas!
  • Saturday, March 7
For questions, please contact the Office of University Events.
Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship 2015
  • Nomination Deadline - Wednesday, March 11
Click here to nominate an outstanding undergraduate professor to receive a fellowship of $25,000. Only tenured or tenure-track professors who teach at least one undergraduate course qualifies. Got questions? Contact FCTF Co-Chairs Nicole Kruijs and Sai Gourisankar.
Recognize a Natural Sciences Professor, Advisor, TA, or AI for an Excellence Award
  • Nomination Deadline - Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:59pm
The Natural Sciences Council (NSC) coordinates these entirely student-nominated and student-selected awards. Click here to nominate a professor, advisor, teaching assistant, or assistant instructor who has made a positive impact on you. For 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, and Out-of-State Tuition Waivers. Click here to access the online application.
Contact CNS Scholarship Coordinator, Adrianne Chacon-Posey with any questions. 
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.

DEADLINE for Fall Study Abroad Programs
Includes affiliate and exchange programs - applications must be submitted before March 1, 2015 at 11:59pm.


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, March 4
    JES A370A from 4-5pm
Actuarial Science Panel
Are you interested in learning more about the Actuarial profession directly from professional in the field? This workshop is open to both current and prospective students. Food will be provided. Click here to RSVP.
  • Wednesday, March 4
    WCH 1.108 from 5:30-6:30pm
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
GlobeMed Thrift Shop Fundraiser
Globemed has partnered with Clinica Ana Manganaro (CAM) to fund yearly projects to enhance the quality of healthcare in Guarjila, El Salvador. Donated, second-hand namebrand clothes will be for sale, varying from $1-$5 to raise money for this fund.
  • Monday, March 2
    West Mall by FLAN from 9am-2pm
GlobeMed Panera Bake Sale
GlobeMed will be selling freshly baked goods from Panera.
  • Every Thursday
    Gregory Plaza from 9am-12pm

Other Opportunities

SLC Job Info Session
The Sanger Learning Center is now hiring student employees for Fall 2015.
Apply here beginning Monday, March 2, applications due Friday, April 3.
  • Monday, March 2
    JES A121A from 4-5pm
Green Careers Panel
Learn about careers in sustainability from professionals already in the field.
Click here to RSVP.
  • Tuesday, March 3
    JES A115 from 6-7:30pm
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. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis - application closes when program is full.



Poster Design Workshop
Learn the design principles and appropriate sections for a research poster, how to present your poster, and how to evaluate posters.
  • Tuesday, March 3
    PCL Media Lab from 3-4:30pm
    Click here to sign-up.
  • Thursday, March 5
    FAC 330 from 3:30-5pm
    Click here to sign-up.
Independent Research Workshop
Learn how to initiate your own research project, share your finding, and get formal recognition for your work.
  • Wednesday, March 4
    FAC 330 from 1-2pm
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

Abstracts Invited for Longhorn Research Bazaar
Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergrads across campus to submit an abstract for the Longhorn Research Bazaar taking place on Wednesday, April 22 from noon-2pm in the Union Ballroom. Click here to submit an abstract. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research for questions.
  • Friday, March 13
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
Writing Your Personal Statement
Friday, March 6
BUR 212 from1-2pm

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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