Engineering of the Big

It’s another hot, “fall” day with the semester in full swing, and hundreds of students, faculty and staff pack the stairs and floor of the Engineering Education and Research Center. Burnt orange fans with THANK YOU plastered on them in white text…

Robot SZN

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … couch? A red cloth couch propelling itself forward on an impressive amount of circuitry, shopping cart wheels and willpower, no less. This was the last robot in the robot parade that took over Speedway on Oct.12,…

Day in the Life

The activity never stops at the Cockrell School of Engineering from dawn to dusk – and beyond. Here’s a slice of what an average day looks like on the engineering campus on the Forty Acres.

Captain Cockrell

At the Pentagon, three women stand on stage, their faces lit by the burst of flash bulbs. Then Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Merrill McPeak has gathered them to make an historic announcement: effective immediately, women pilots and…

Ready for Launch

Launch Texas aims to provide students entrepreneurial education that helps them create their own space tech companies and become part of a catalyst to grow the Texas space economy.

Enrique the Connector

Ph.D. student Enrique Velasquez Morquecho leads SNaP, a collaborative effort of underrepresented student organizations in the Cockrell School to create shared community between different groups.

A New Era in ECE

This past year, a transformative gift set the stage for the Cockrell School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) to become even more of a leader in this technological revolution.

We’d Like to Speak to the Manager

Longtime CPE building manager Glen Baum retires after 30+ years, numerous university awards and one unprecedented pandemic.

Battery U

The University of Texas at Austin has emerged as a leader in energy storage, and batteries, led by top-tier faculty, students and investment in technology and facilities.


Some engineers and clinicians freely use the term; others say it's not a thing yet. But it's clear that collaborations between surgeons and engineers are on the rise. These alliances will result in a more robust technical toolkit in the operating…