2019-2020 Issue

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Breaking the Mold

Two "anti‑establishment" alumni entrepreneurs are reshaping the probiotic beverage market.

EEB Building Rendering

A Building With Purpose

UT Austin has already firmly established itself as the energy university in the U.S. But the only missing piece has been the existence of a cutting-edge facility to allow for the pursuit of solutions to the energy challenges of the future. Until…

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Reaching for the Stars

Alumnus Alan Stern reflects on leading the history-making mission to Pluto and shares insight into the future of commercial space travel.

Driving Simulator

Autonomy Just Got Personal

Junmin Wang is reluctant to use words like “autonomy” when discussing his work, opting instead for “personalized” as a more appropriate, less jarring description.

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Inventing the Rechargeable World

John Goodenough was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering development of the lithium-ion battery.

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TEDx Takes Over Texas Engineering

TEDxUTAustin took over the Cockrell School’s Mulva Auditorium for a sold-out event titled “Origins of Tomorrow.”

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A Meeting of Minds an Ocean Apart

The partnership between the Cockrell School and Portugal’s science and engineering research community is thriving.

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Creating a Platform for Change

Driven by a passion for helping others, Mamadou Balde has developed a motivational speaking project aimed at benefitting our most underrepresented communities.

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Creativity + Coursework

ECE students are learning not just how to build something that works but how to design something that doesn’t yet exist.

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Self-Tracking Today Can Keep the Doctor Away

Self-quantification is making major strides in the consumer and commercial health care industries, and alumna Jackie Leverett Wasson has her finger on the pulse of this technological breakthrough.

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Taking Care

"Cockrell School Cares" shines a spotlight on challenging conversations, highlighting important themes of well being and belonging.

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Unsung Heroes

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

James Truchard on his induction in the to the Inventors Hall of Fame 2019

Alumni Notes

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

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Navigating the ‘Hidden Curriculum’

For first-generation students, the unwritten rules and expectations of higher education can present real challenges.

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American Ingenuity

Alumnus Gary Thomas has spent the past 40 years assembling one of the largest-known private collections of Ford automobiles.

Dean Wood meets Under Secretary of the Army

Joining Forces

In a groundbreaking partnership with the U.S. Army Futures Command, UT faculty, students and researchers will contribute futuristic research on robotics, as well as positioning, navigation and timing; network security; and hypersonics.

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