Natural Sciences Week

Natural Sciences Week is an annual celebration of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Come join us at our six events to see some of the amazing things that our faculty and students are up to!


Big Bang

• February 27  5 - 6:30 pm  Turtle Pond

Big Bang is the first event of Natural Sciences Week. Come celebrate the college with us along with demos by departmental organizations and Physics Circus. There will be music, liquid nitrogen ice cream, pizza, shirts, and other giveaways!

Research Speed-Dating

• February 28  5 - 6:30 pm  PCL Learning Lab 1

Research Speed-Dating allows students from both Natural Sciences and Liberal Arts to learn to better communicate their research to those outside their respective fields through a series of "speed-dating" interactions. This is an opportunity for students to explore different areas of study! The event will be followed by a reception with refreshments.

If you'd like to participate, RSVP here


CNS Connections

• February 28  6 - 8 pm  Union Santa Rita Suite

This event connects undergrads with professionals to showcase the incredible diversity of industries they can enter with their major. Students will be able to approach professionals in a cocktail style and small-group setting to gain insights into potential career paths. The event is come-and-go. Appetizers will be served and attire is business casual.

Star Party

• March 1  8 - 10 pm  RLM Rooftop

A chance to unwind and go star-gazing on top of the RLM. Free t-shirts and posters will be distributed to winners of trivia. Space-themed candy is a given.


Art in Science

• March 2  3 - 5 pm  Welch Grand Hallway

Who says science can't be artsy, too? Come to Natural Sciences Council's "Art in Science" to witness these two different worlds collide as beautiful, scientific works are displayed in an artistic context.

Spring Research Symposium

• March 3  12 - 2 pm  CLA 0.012

NSC and SURGe partner up to bring this event to wrap up NS Week 2017. It will feature a panel of graduate students from various disciplines sharing their experiences and insights into research. The panel will be an open Q&A format, with time after the panel for students to meet the guest speakers.