The University of Texas at Austin has already firmly established itself as the energy university in the U.S. But, through the years, the only missing piece has been the existence of a cutting-edge facility that can bring the campus together in pursuit of innovative solutions to the energy challenges of the future. Until now.
For first-generation students, the unwritten rules and expectations of higher education can present real challenges.
From alumni outreach to student life programming, staff members dedicate themselves to improving and advancing the Cockrell School. 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.
“Cockrell School Cares” shines a bright spotlight on challenging conversations — highlighting important themes of well being and belonging that aren’t always openly discussed in classrooms and academic buildings.
Driven by a passion for helping others, Mamadou Balde has developed a motivational speaking project aimed at benefitting our most underrepresented communities.
The extraordinary partnership between the Cockrell School of Engineering and Portugal’s homegrown science and engineering research community is thriving.
TEDxUTAustin took over the Cockrell School’s James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Auditorium for a sold-out event titled “Origins of Tomorrow,” bringing UT students and faculty members together to discuss topics ranging from social engineering to internet meme culture.
Junmin Wang, director of the Mobility Systems Laboratory in the Cockrell School’s Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and considered one of the world’s leading minds in autonomous vehicle research, is reluctant to use words like “autonomy” when discussing his work, opting instead for “personalized” as a more appropriate, less jarring description.