Sharon Wood portrait

Collaboration Is Not Just A Buzzword

When you work on a university campus, in the tech industry, or at a new startup, there are certain words that you are likely to hear all the time. Innovation, ideation, incubation—the list goes on and on. But there is one word—collaboration—that we hear more frequently than all the rest. And there is a reason: collaboration produces results. It is not just a buzzword.

In the Cockrell School of Engineering, multisector research collaboration has become the key to unlocking breakthroughs that can be applied immediately in the real world. Strategic partnerships with organizations like the Army Futures Command, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, British Petroleum, and Lockheed Martin are bringing Texas Engineers together with industry and government experts to tackle big yet pragmatic problems, enabling our researchers to make a greater impact on society than ever before.

This issue of Texas Engineer magazine shines a light on these collaborations while celebrating the successes of the students, faculty, staff and alumni that make up our extraordinary community. I hope you enjoy this small sample of the amazing things happening in the Cockrell School.


Hook ’em Horns!
Dean Sharon L. Wood
Cockrell School of Engineering