As aerospace engineer Karen Willcox departs MIT to become the new director of UT’s Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, she inherits a world-renowned organization that has grown into one of the STEM gems on the Forty Acres.
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One year after Hurricane Harvey dumped 60 inches of rain on Houston and Southeast Texas and shook the Lone Star State to its core, some coastal towns may never be the same again. Through it all — even well after it was gone — Texas Engineers were there searching for solutions.
More so than any other generation, Gen Z students are eager to get out of the classroom and learn in the real world. And perhaps above all, they feel that their careers should have a true purpose — that they should be engaged in a collaborative effort to make the world a better place.
After graduating from the Cockrell School in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, Adrianne Rosales knew that research was her passion. The next step was finding the right way to make it a fulfilling career.
For over a decade, Moriba Jah has been on a crusade to inform the public, along with legislators and U.S. STEM leaders, about the growth and consequences of free-floating space debris that continues to pollute our galaxy.
Just 10 miles up the road from UT’s main campus sits the J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC), one of the nation’s leading research hubs that is known to many but still somehow steeped in mystery.
Civil engineering senior Savanna Smith has a particular interest in biomimicry, or how to solve problems by emulating nature’s patterns and processes.
By building a truly world-class energy engineering facility, Texas Engineering is positioned like no other to cultivate a multidisciplinary approach to research and development and generate new ideas to meet the current and future demand for energy
Thanks to the vision and generosity of medical animation pioneer Bruce Blausen, the Cockrell School is now the sole custodian of one of the world’s most comprehensive and visual learning resources for students.