Enter any public setting here in South-Central Texas and one may witness a unique phenomenon of language interaction: a speaker starts a sentence in English and finishes in Spanish. “Es que, I sometimes talk así.”
Jesse Gu is a second-year geology major in the Jackson School of Geosciences. Jesse has worked as an undergraduate research assistant in several labs since arriving on campus. He has also been actively involved with the Undergraduate Geological Society and Engineering Chamber Orchestra.
Coffee, now one of the foremost drinks of the Western Hemisphere, was unknown to Europe prior to the fifteenth century. In 1650, the first coffeehouse was established in Oxford, England, and by the end of the century, thousands more had opened.
The Thermal Façade Labs at the University of Texas at Austin are two outdoor facilities that allow UT professors, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to conduct groundbreaking research on facades, window systems, and the thermal dynamics of buildings.
“A Terrific Addition”: The Texas Undergraduate Research Journal
The Texas Undergraduate Research Journal is a work of multi-disciplinary research produced and edited by University of Texas at Austin undergraduate students. The Journal is published every spring semester, circulated across campus, and housed in the Library of Congress. We are sponsored by the Undergraduate Writing Center.
Throughout the year URJ sponsors events that increase student participation in research across campus. This organization engages students with researchers in academia and in industry by annually hosting Humanities, Business, Sciences research panels. A writing workshop in the spring semester hosted by URJ editors informs students about writing techniques that improve quality and coherency of research papers. URJ’s presence on campus extends beyond a yearly publication to include research awareness and education.
The Pioneer is the Texas Undergraduate Research Journal’s bi-weekly op-ed. Written and edited by the URJ staff, The Pioneer highlights research from a wide range of disciplines, with a focus on undergraduate experiences, and also features current research events and opportunities for undergraduates.