Beginning Monday, July 14, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host the nation’s two biggest collegiate solar car races — the Formula Sun Grand Prix and the American Solar Challenge.
About 20 student solar car teams from universities around the world including UT Austin, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences will be in Austin to compete in the two back-to-back competitions.
In a single descriptor, Hans Mark is a champion of technological superiority.
He was in mission control for the first moon landing and the first space shuttle launch, led teams that developed aircraft and space probes, pushed President Ronald Reagan to adopt the Space Station program and is still pushing to this day for a manned mission to Mars.
When Mark joined The University of Texas System, he dedicated his work to developing UT’s scientific and technological prowess. Now, after a distinguished career that spans six decades, the beloved Cockrell School of Engineering professor will retire this summer.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded The University of Texas at Austin a $12 million grant to fund carbon storage research aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The four-year DOE grant will fund a carbon storage research project at the university’s Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security, which is led by Larry W. Lake, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering. This grant is a renewal of the department’s five-year, $15.5 million research grant to the center in 2009.
|UT hosts Formula Sun Grand Prix Public Day|
July 19, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Gone to Engineering|
August 26, 5:15 PM
|Fall Classes Start|
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