2017-2018 Issue

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Delivering a Better Life

Driven by both personal and professional motivation, Texas Engineers are advancing drug delivery.

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Accelerating Discovery

Tom Truskett and his team believe there is a better way to bring products to market sooner, and it starts with machine learning.

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Doing a World of Good

Reece Stevens was determined to build a new patient monitor that could be manufactured less expensively and in higher quantities.

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New View

A new, advanced, light-based microscope invented at UT Austin offers a glimpse deep inside living cells.

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Spiraling Upward

Inside the bright, bustling atrium of the EERC, there is one feature that stands out from the rest.

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How Do Great Companies Sustain Success?

Eric Roe sees the answer as a three-legged approach, where success depends on all three supports.

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A Unifying Force

From the moment you walk into the atrium of the 430,000-square-foot EERC, you can tell we have entered into a new era at Texas Engineering.

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Take Your Mark

We sat down with John Shebat, a mechanical engineering junior, backstroker on the Texas Men's Swimming and Diving team and 2020 Olympic Games contender.

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Unsung Heroes

From alumni outreach to student life programming, staff members dedicate themselves to improving and advancing the Cockrell School.

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Musical Sensing

Donglei (Emma) Fan, a mechanical and materials science engineer, takes an active role in her daughter’s violin lessons — and sees an opportunity to invent a new learning tool for the next generation.

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UT and Mexico — A Partnership that ‘Just Makes Sense’

Texas and Mexico have an enduring connection.

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Alumni Notes

Texas Engineering alumni lead industries, launch companies and help develop solutions that improve lives around the world.

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Donor Spotlight: Peyton Yates

Peyton Yates helped make the EERC spiral staircase a reality.

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Rethinking Relaxation

In their quest to build a better sling that doesn’t rely on trees, a group of entrepreneurial students invented a crowd-pleasing new product and launching a unique startup.

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Living the Dream

Gabe Muoneke never lost sight of his dream to live and work in Nigeria, where he felt he could make the biggest difference.

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‘Creativity is Everywhere’

We sat down with new biomedical engineering chair Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert to learn about her impressions of campus, vision for the future and the deep commitment Texas Engineers have to advancing health care.

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Be Yourself and Know Your Blindspots

Meet the Texas Engineer who leads XTO Energy Inc.

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This Year So Far

So much has happened in the Cockrell School since last fall  — new buildings, new leaders, new degrees, new research centers, the list goes on.

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