Meet trailblazers from the Texas Science community.

The lives and work of these faculty and alumni are a testament to the University of Texas at Austin’s saying, “What Starts Here Changes the World.”
Click on the images to learn more about these world-changers.

Karen Uhlenbeck    Prize-Winning Mathematician

Karen Uhlenbeck

Prize-Winning Mathematician

Ray Floyd Wilson ’53    Pioneering Chemist & Groundbreaking Educator

Ray Floyd Wilson ’53

Pioneering Chemist & Groundbreaking Educator

Hector Garcia ’36    Surgeon & Advocate for Veterans

Hector Garcia ’36

Surgeon & Advocate for Veterans

Marye Anne Fox    Scientist and Academic Leader

Marye Anne Fox

Scientist and Academic Leader

Vivienne Malone-Mayes ’66    Mathematical Trailblazer

Vivienne Malone-Mayes ’66

Mathematical Trailblazer

Livia Eberlin    ‘Cancer Pen’ Inventor

Livia Eberlin

‘Cancer Pen’ Inventor

Cécile DeWitt-Morette    Reinvigorated European Physics

Cécile DeWitt-Morette

Reinvigorated European Physics

Elise Harmon ’33    Instrumental in Miniaturizing of Computers

Elise Harmon ’33

Instrumental in Miniaturizing of Computers

Luis Caffarelli    Award-Winning Mathematician

Luis Caffarelli

Award-Winning Mathematician

 

Learn about more history-making scientists and mathematicians.

We celebrate achievements by women and underrepresented leaders in science, math and computing from beyond our Texas Science community, as well. Click on the images to learn more about these world-changing STEM leaders.

Donna Strickland    Nobel Laureate in Physics

Donna Strickland

Nobel Laureate in Physics

Katherine Johnson    Mathematician and NASA Leader

Katherine Johnson

Mathematician and NASA Leader

Grace Hopper    Programming Pioneer and Navy Leader

Grace Hopper

Programming Pioneer and Navy Leader

Maryam Mirzakhani    Fields Medalist

Maryam Mirzakhani

Fields Medalist

Linda Buck    Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Linda Buck

Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Charles Drew    Blood Bank Innovator

Charles Drew

Blood Bank Innovator

Vera Rubin    Discoverer of Dark Matter

Vera Rubin

Discoverer of Dark Matter

Ada Yonath    Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Ada Yonath

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Alan Emtage    Search Engine Inventor

Alan Emtage

Search Engine Inventor

Lisa Ng    Virology Pioneer

Lisa Ng

Virology Pioneer

Luis Leloir    Biochemistry Pioneer

Luis Leloir

Biochemistry Pioneer

Mildred Dresselhaus    Carbon Science Pioneer

Mildred Dresselhaus

Carbon Science Pioneer

Luis Alvarez    Nobel Laureate in Physics

Luis Alvarez

Nobel Laureate in Physics