Sights + Sounds

The buzz of machines in project labs and the steady hum of conversation in study spaces returned along with our Texas Engineering community, as Longhorns came back to campus for the first time in a year and a half.

Check out the sights and sounds ofa back-to-business Forty Acres ↓
September 18 and October 16, 2021

Tailgate x2

As part of UT’s Class of 2020 reunion commencement celebration, the Cockrell School hosted a reunion tailgate for the alumni who graduated during the early months of the pandemic, one of the most challenging times in all of our lives. Texas Engineering also held its annual alumni tailgate after missing last year’s, bringing alumni from all class years back to UT to celebrate (despite the outcome of the game).

November 2, 2021

A Breezy Test

Students in the Simulation in Aerodynamic Design (COE 379L) class spent the semester analyzing the aerodynamic performance of an aircraft wing that they 3D-printed themselves. The final step? Testing it in the wind tunnel.

August 24, 2021

Gone (Back) to Engineering

The Cockrell School’s largest welcome event, Gone to Engineering is held the night before classes for first-year students to get to know their classmates, make new friends and learn about the more than 80 student organizations, programs and activities in Texas Engineering. And this year’s event, with a tables-long spread of snacks and sweets, was completely waste-free.

November 2, 2021

Where Ideas Become Reality

The murmur of 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines and other equipment can be heard among the chatter of conversations. Inside Texas Inventionworks, students were as busy as always creating products and components, collaborating with peers and coming up with the next great idea.

November 23, 2021

Engineering at Dusk

From the Engineering Education and Research Center lawns, the San Jacinto parking garage and the Dean Keeton bridge, the sun fades and the exterior lights shine on the Cockrell School campus; in the background, you can hear someone playing an instrument — all illustrations of a return to typical after-hours activity on the Forty Acres.

by Becca Wunderlich