2018-2019 Issue

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A Storm Surge of Optimism

One year after Hurricane Harvey shook the Lone Star State to its core, some coastal towns may never be the same again.

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Our Hidden Gem

Just 10 miles from UT’s main campus sits the J.J. Pickle Research Campus , one of the nation's leading research hubs that is known to many but still somehow steeped in mystery.

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Inside Out

The Cockrell School is now the sole custodian of one of the world’s most comprehensive visual learning resources for students.

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Alumni Notes

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

EEB Building Rendering

One of a Kind

By building a truly world-class energy engineering facility, Texas Engineering is positioned like no other to generate new ideas to meet the current and future demand for energy.

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Coming Home

After graduating from the Cockrell School in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, Adrianne Rosales knew that research was her passion.

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‘Our Purpose Has to be About Transforming Lives’

Alumnus Sam Dawson began his career at Pape-Dawson Engineers.

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The New Generation

More so than any other generation, Gen Z students are eager to get out of the classroom and learn in the real world.

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Putting a Face to the Name

Two extraordinary Cockrell School alumni have made gifts in support of two engineering departments.

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Rex Tillerson Headlines Cockrell School’s Inaugural Distinguished Lecture

As the inaugural speaker of the Cockrell School's new Distinguished Lecture Series, Rex W. Tillerson discussed the topic of leadership and ethics in a global society.

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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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Texas Engineers Go Green

This year marked the Cockrell School’s first-ever study abroad Maymester course on the island of Ireland.

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Driverless Cars? That’s So Yesterday.

Uber is betting that one day — however soon or far away that is — we all will be ride-sharing in the skies, and the company has enlisted UT engineers to help.

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Balancing Bots

Thanks to Luis Sentis and the amazing work happening in his Human Centered Robotics Laboratory, the same type of balance and “natural” control that humans use may soon be experienced by robots.

Savannah sits on Waller Creek creek bed

Inspired by Nature

Civil engineering senior Savanna Smith has a particular interest in biomimicry.

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In Their Own Words

For over a decade, Moriba Jah has been on a crusade to inform the public about the growth and consequences of free-floating space debris.

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From Boston to Austin

Aerospace engineer Karen Willcox departs MIT to become the new director of UT’s Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.

Brig General Jeannie Leavitt and actress Brie Larson pose in front of fighter jet

This Year So Far

The Cockrell School has had an exciting year. From award-winning faculty to state-of-the-art facilities to continuously impressive students, we have a lot to celebrate.

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