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Tillerson Family Commits $5 Million to Cockrell School, Bolsters Engineering Education and Research Center

Alumnus and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, and his wife, Renda, have made a pledge of $5 million to support the EERC.

Crib Mattresses Emit High Rates of Potentially Harmful Chemicals, Cockrell School Engineers Find

In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep.

INFOGRAPHIC: How a 22-Ton Robot Will Help Shed LIght on the Dark Energy Mystery

Engineers at UT Austin, including Cockrell School alumni and students, work on upgrade to Hobby-Eberly Telescope.

Fine-Tuning NASA’s Most Powerful Rocket

NASA has put together a highly skilled team of industry and academic partners, including the Cockrell School, to test the new RS-25 — the first reusable rocket engine in history.

Cockrell School’s Graduate Program Rises to No. 10 Ranking in U.S. News and World Report

Recent rise strengthens the school’s position as one of the nation’s elite engineering schools.