College is a place for experimentation and experience. Juggling classes, jobs, and student organizations, there is no limit to getting involved at UT; and many students have turned to research as another avenue of exploration. … Continue readingOn the Undergraduate Research Experience: Student and Professor Perspectives
Join the Texas Undergraduate Research Journal for a discussion about Global Health and International Charity! The panel will be Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6 PM – 7:15 PM at ECJ 1.214. … Continue readingVoluntourism: An Exploration Into the Ethics of Global Charity (Upcoming Event)
On August 17, 2017, in a swift surge of horrific wind, rain, and fury, Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas, devastating the Gulf Coast with a torrential downpour of nearly twenty-seven trillion gallons of water and knocking out a wide swath of internet infrastructure. It was in this destruction, however, that an alternative appeared that might be able to minimize the problems caused by damaged internet infrastructure in future natural disasters: consider mesh networks. … Continue readingA Decentralized Internet
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. … Continue readingCracking Open Geosciences with Jesse Gu
Parabiosis: surgically joining two organisms that then share and exchange rapid and continuous circulation. Parabiosis has been adopted by researchers as a means to test if joining old and young mice together (heterochronic parabiosis) shows signs of reversing age-related impairments. … Continue readingSolving Aging with Young Blood and Circulating Factors?
Picture that you have just left your apartment and are walking to class. You are listening to your favorite band on your ear buds, and it cannot get any better. Suddenly you lose your balance and have trouble seeing the sidewalk in front of you. … Continue readingStrokes on the Brain
Arushi Pandya is a junior at The University of Texas majoring in Plan II and Biology. Arushi works in the Schallert Lab for Neurobiology and is currently researching effects of ischemic stroke using mice and ultrasonic voice recordings. … Continue readingModels of Stroke: A Chat with Arushi Pandya
Over the summer, I had the opportunity to assist with a research project in Panama at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), working with bats in a field station on the edge of the Soberanía National Rainforest Preserve located right along the Panama Canal. … Continue readingThe Decoy Effect