Austin, the self proclaimed “live music capital of the world”, is a friendly, open-minded and innovative city, filled with vibrant entertainment, tantalizing cuisine and is close to some incredible karst regions!
We hope you will have some time to explore the city. Here are some helpful websites with travel information:
The University of Texas at Austin is ranked among the best research universities in the country. Founded in 1883, the university is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 faculty. With groundbreaking research and cutting edge technology, UT Austin is a place where creative, artistic minds live side by side with the scientific and technological innovators of tomorrow.
All KR8 events will take place in the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) Building at UT Austin. The Jackson School was founded in 1888 as a Department of Geology and became a separate unit at the college level in 2005. The Jackson school is home to more than 600 undergraduate and graduate students, averages about $45 million in external research grants and contracts annually, and has the world’s largest endowment for the geosciences. The Jackson School is among the most established and well regarded geoscience programs in the world. The school includes one of the country’s oldest geoscience departments and two world-renowned research units.
Getting to the Jackson School
The Jackson School of Geosciences Building (JGB) is located at 23 San Jacinto Blvd & E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712. For maps, directions, and parking information, please follow this link.
From La Quinta Inn, JGB is a 10-minute bike ride, 25-minute walk via San Jacinto Blvd or 15-25-minute bus ride using any of the following bus routes: 10/20/37/1/3/801/803.
From Hampton Inn and Suites, JGB is a 5-minute bike ride via E16th St or Colorado St or a 15-minute walk via Speedway.