A student in one of the first petroleum engineering classes, Ernest Cockrell Jr. greatly valued his education at UT Austin and believed that great institutions of higher education are built on dedicated faculty and talented students. He and his wife, Virginia, left generous bequests to the university’s engineering program through their family foundation.
John Ekerdt, Associate Dean for Research, explains why communication is so critical to engineers and offers tips to craft an elevator pitch.
Texas’ robust natural resources have undeniably helped launch UT Austin as one of the nation’s premier institutions in energy education, research and innovation.
The Datum Engineers Design Studio, made possible by the support of Thomas W. Taylor (B.S. ARE 1959) and his wife Dane (BBA 1975), opened in spring 2016 and features a virtual design lab, studio space and a collaboration center.
We already know that Texas Engineering faculty and students are changing the world, but behind the scenes, staff and administrators are the ones keeping things running smoothly. Read about two of our many “unsung heroes,” and find out what inspires them to build a better Texas Engineering experience for the next generation.
Bob Metcalfe is aiming to create a university focused on identifying research and ideas that can be commercialized.
Janet Lowe, alumna and engineer-turned-entrepreneur, gives insight into the realities of entrepreneurship and the keys to her success.
Service has become a common theme for alumnus Josh Aldred, who has dedicated his life to helping others. As a result of his hard work and dedication, the National Society of Professional Engineers named him the 2016 Federal Engineer of the Year.
In the Cockrell School of Engineering, teams of faculty and students are focusing on the brain — drawing on their problem-solving skills and creating new technologies to tackle, among others, four of the most common life-threatening brain conditions.
The Cockrell School is creating an educational culture centered on student projects and multidisciplinary collaboration.
Lydia Contreras discusses how her work on cellular engineering could affect human health.
The smart cities movement has gained momentum, pushed forward by political leaders, scientists, engineers and residents of cities themselves. But what exactly is a smart city?
Dr. Clay Johnston, dean of the Dell Medical School, gives his perspective on the major health challenges facing society and the role engineers play in improving health care.
This spring, the John J. McKetta Jr. Department of Chemical Engineering successfully completed the “Challenge for McKetta,” an ambitious fundraising effort aimed at advancing the department and honoring Dr. McKetta’s tremendous impact.
Awe-inspiring experiments, tiny devices and otherworldly materials are just a few of the fascinating things on display in Texas Engineering Laboratories.
The USS Gerald R. Ford is the most technologically advanced carrier ever built. One of the most important mechanisms on board was developed by engineers at UT Austin — the aircraft launch generator.
Texas Engineering alumni lead industries, launch companies and help develop solutions that improve lives around the world. We’re proud to share just a few of their accomplishments from the past year.