FRI Stream Spring Course Registration
- Research Stream Placement. Students are placed into a stream during Stream Sort and will be provided with additional registration information and instructions via email.
- Registration. Course meeting time, course credit options and course requirements vary by stream and are subject to change.
- Course & Time commitment. Most streams also require a lab component that is included with the course credit offered, but does not show a meeting time on the spring & fall course schedules. Reserve time in your weekly schedule to attend lab, n addition to the meeting time indicated for each stream (below).
- Questions? Participate in fall FRI events and/or contact the stream Research Educator.
|Stream||Primary Research Discipline*||Course Credit & Flags||Course Meeting Time|
|Aptamer||Biochemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||F 1:00 - 2:00 PM|
|Autonomous Robots||Computer Science||CS309||TTh 3:30 - 5:00 PM|
|Behavioral Neuroscience||Biology||BIO206L & NSC109||M 3:00 - 4:00 PM|
|Big Data in Biology||Computational Biology||BIO321G (QR) or CS309||TTh 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM|
|Bioactive Molecules||Chemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||M 12:00 - 2:00 PM|
|Biobricks||Biochemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||M 1:00 - 2:00 PM|
|Biodiversity Discovery||Biology||BIO206L & NSC109||M 11:00 - 12:00 PM|
|Biomanufacturing||Biochemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||M 10:00 - 11:00 AM|
|Bioprospecting||Biochemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||M 2:00 - 3:00 PM|
|Bugs in Bugs||Biology||BIO206L & NSC109||M 4:00 - 5:00 PM|
|Computational Materials||Multidisciplinary||CH368||TTh 9:30 - 11:00 AM|
|Discovering Signals||Biology||BIO206L & NSC109||Th 2:30 - 5:30 PM|
|Discrete Mathematics||Math||M325K (II)||MWF 9:00 - 10:00 AM|
|DIY Diagnostics||Multidisciplinary||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||*meeting time/location arranged with Research Educator|
|EvoDevOmics||Computational Biology||BIO321G (QR)||TTh 1:00 - 2:30 PM|
|Fish Behavior||Biology||BIO206L & NSC109||MW 4:00 - 5:00 PM|
|Gene Networks||Biochemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||M 3:00 - 4:00 PM|
|Geometry of Space||Multidisciplinary||CS309||TTh 3:30 - 5:00 PM|
|Glow Worms||Biology||BIO206L & NSC109||TTh 1:00 - 2:00 PM|
|Magnetic Matter||Physics||PHY108 & PHY101L or PHY108 & PHY116L||M 4:00 - 5:00 PM|
|Materials in Color||Chemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||M 3:00 - 4:00 PM|
|Microbe Hackers||Biochemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||M 3:00 - 5:00 PM|
|Plant Pathways||Biology||BIO206L & NSC109||W 4:00 - 5:00 PM|
|Practical Sensors **FOR ARI students ONLY||Chemistry||CH220c (Wr, II) or BIO377 (Wr, II) or CH455 (Wr, QR, II)||M 4:00 - 5:00 PM|
|Quantum Computing||Computer Science||CS309 or PHY108 & PHY191L or PHY116L||TTh 3:30 - 5:00 PM|
|Robot Learning||Computer Science||CS309||TTh 3:30 - 5:00 PM|
|Supra Sensors||Chemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||M 2:00 - 3:00 PM|
|Urban Ecosystems||Multidisciplinary||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||MW 10:00 - 11:00 AM|
|Virtual Cures||Biochemistry||CH204 (QR) & NSC109||T 1:00 - 2:00 PM (FRI only) W 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ARI only)|
|White Dwarf Stars||Astronomy||AST210K & PHY101L or PHY116L||F 2:00 - 3:00 PM|
|X-Plants||Biology||BIO206L & NSC109||F 1:00 - 2:00 PM|
FRI Course Registration Notes
INFORMATION FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) IN CHEMISTRY ONLY:
The following streams offering CH204 credit are APPROVED* for Chemistry Majors to satisfy CH317 requirement in the Chemistry Degree Plan:
- Bioactive Molecules
- Materials in Color
- Supra Sensors
- Urban Ecosystems
The following streams offering CH204 credit WILL NOT COUNT* toward the CH317 requirement:
- DIY Diagnostics
- Gene Networks
- Microbe Hackers
- Virtual Cures
**This DOES NOT apply for BSA in Chemistry.
Many FRI courses carry Flags that fulfill UT Austin's degree plan requirements and Core Curriculum Requirements. Flagged courses are identified in the course schedule with a yellow box that indicates the specific Flag designation.
Independent Inquiry (II). In a FRI course that carries a II Flag, students are engaged in the research process, from defining their research topics to designing, executing, and presenting their projects.
Quantitative Reasoning (QR). In a FRI course that carries a QR flag, students apply and demonstrate an understanding of the application of quantitative skills (logical, numerical, statistical) to real-world problems.
Writing (Wr) Flag. A FRI course that carries a Wr-flag emphasizes writing skills and includes substantial writing assignments.
CNS students are required to complete two (2) Wr-flags:
- A 3-hour Wr-flag course that does not fulfill another Core Curriculum requirement.
- At least one of the two Wr-flag courses must be upper division. An upper division course is one in which the last two digits are between 20-79.
Please Note: A UGS 303 Signature Course that carries a Wr-flag will satisfy the Core Signature Course requirement but will not fulfill the 3-hour Wr-flag Core requirement.
In this case, the student would need to take an additional course with a 3-hour Wr-flag to meet the Core requirement keeping in mind that the second course is upper division.
If you have questions about how you will satisfy both Wr-flags, please discuss with your academic advisor or email FRI@utexas.edu (include your EID).