UT Dallas welcomed 44 new Terry Scholars — 23 freshmen and 21 transfer students — to campus this fall. The 139 Terry Scholars enrolled at UT Dallas received combined awards of more than $2 million. The Houston-based Terry Foundation selects Terry Scholars for their leadership potential, character, volunteerism and scholastic achievement.

The women’s basketball team (26-5), led by senior Madi Hess, made its first trip to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament and had its winningest season in the program's history.

The UT Dallas chess team won three out of four games in the last round of the Final Four of chess in New York City to secure second place in the tournament. The University has qualified as a top four team every year but one since the tournament began in 2001. The Comets have won or tied for first five times, and the 2015 event marked the ninth time the team has taken second place.

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UT Dallas Women's Basketball team

Historic March Ends for Women's Basketball Team in Sweet 16

The Comets completed an unforgettable season, advancing farther in the NCAA Division III National Championship than ever before. In the third round, they fell to third-ranked George Fox University, 77-73, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Conrad Holt

UT Dallas Team Finishes Second at Final Four of Chess

The UT Dallas chess team entered the last round in the Final Four of chess in last place among the top four in the nation. A powerful rally from behind launched the Comets into a second-place finish.

UT Dallas Battlebot team

Team's Combat Robot Slices Up Competition to Capture National Title

The UT Dallas battlebot team wins the championship for the first time in four years with a little help from a pair of alumni and a crushing performance by the Blender at the 2015 Robogames.

Terry Scholars

New Group Joins Expanding List of University's Terry Scholars

This fall, the University welcomed 23 freshmen and 21 transfer students to the program, and for the first time, the combined awards of current scholars at UT Dallas will top $2 million.

Maria Angelica Burbano Salazar

Jonsson School Researchers Earn National Science Foundation Awards

Both UT Dallas recipients of a 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship award from the National Science Foundation hope to inspire others as they impact society through their scientific research.

Josette Rophael

Three to Study Overseas Through Critical Language Scholarships

The UT Dallas undergraduate students have been granted a Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes from the U.S. State Department. They will study Arabic and local dialects in Morocco, Jordan and Oman.

UT Dallas Brain Bowl

Undergrads Snare Brain Bowl Victory with Neuroscience Knowledge

A team of UT Dallas undergraduate students recently took home the winner’s trophy from the Brain Bowl, a neuroscience quiz competition held in San Antonio.


Melanie Mauer

Three Undergrad Researchers Receive Goldwater Scholarships

A record three undergraduate researchers from UT Dallas have received full scholarships this year from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.


Trang Hoang at Capitol Hill

Archer Fellows Sharpen Targets for Careers after Internships

This spring, 10 UT Dallas undergraduates interned in Washington, D.C., in governmental and nongovernmental organizations and attended classes on policy, history and advocacy.

Flora Yan

Cyclist Keeps Circling Challenges on Road to Stellar Results

As long as she can remember, Flora Yan has loved the freedom and fun of riding a bike. Now as a UT Dallas student, she has become a standout cyclist, finishing this past season with strong results at the 2015 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals.

Alen Samual and Vrithika Anandham

Moot Court Team Ready to Make its Points at National Championship

Alen Samuel and Vrithika “Vinni” Anandham, both senior political science majors at UT Dallas, competed in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Championship Tournament in Miami.

Justin Ehlert

Student Franchises Dining App at Other Universities

Through his network of friends at different schools, computer science junior Justin Ehlert has expanded University Eats to schools in Washington, Oregon, Florida and Arizona.

Katherine Hutson and Lewis Warner

Jindal School Duo Places First at Case Competition

Practice made perfect for Naveen Jindal School of Management seniors Katherine Huston and Lewis Warne, who came in first this year at the 12th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition at the University of Arizona.

Dylan Carroll

Student Designs T-Shirts for Title-Winning Teams

UT Dallas senior and golf team member Dylan Carroll is the first UT Dallas student to win a design competition for the American Southwest Conference championship T-shirts. 

Student Media at UT Dallas

Journalists Collect Accolades at Convention

The student newspaper, TV station and opinion magazine of UT Dallas took home 32 awards at the 2015 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention held April 8-11 in San Antonio.

Emma Mathes

Freshman's Design of Gravity-Powered Superhero Draws Scholarship

Emma Mathes' design of Quasar, a superhero who can create pockets of intense gravity, earned her a $1,000 Clark Van Pelt Scholarship from Element X, a motion design studio in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas.

Shobhit Dalal

Jindal School Student Uses Coding Skills to Win Charity Competition

UT Dallas student Shobhit Dalal and a team of peers from other universities  used their creativity and technical skills to win first place in JPMorgan Chase’s Code for Good Web application challenge.

Latoya Watkins

Doctoral Student Wins Pushcart Prize for Story

Doctoral student LaToya Watkins' story about the black, matriarchal experience in West Texas recently earned its place in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, one of the most honored literary projects in America.


Mechanical Engineering Team Wins Student Design Competition

Team members Mason Leach, Zach Luther, Faith Rowe, David Stoner and Michael Streitwieser competed against some of the nation’s top engineering programs with a project they completed for their senior capstone design course in the UTDesign program.