Innovation often happens by venturing boldly into unfamiliar territory. Using the fast-growing, cutting-edge field of nanotechnology as its foundation, a new Maymester study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain, gives Cockrell School of Engineering students the opportunity to grow as innovators and entrepreneurs.
After a year of designing, building and testing a small satellite, a team of Cockrell School of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students will watch their project get a ride to the International Space Station this month. The mission, a collaborative effort between the school's Texas Spacecraft Lab and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will help scientists measure the earth's water cycle, which will improve our understanding of the impacts of global weather and climate change.
3-D printing is rooted in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s past, present and future.
One of the first 3-D printing processes (selective laser sintering), which continues to be used in manufacturing today, was invented here three decades ago. A couple of years ago, Texas Engineering students in the Longhorn Startup Program created a fast and cost-effective 3-D camera and demonstrated it for President Barack Obama. And just last week, the Cockrell School launched a cutting-edge 3-D printing vending machine available for free to all students at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Innovation Station, designed and built by mechanical engineering students led by associate professor Carolyn Seepersad, gives students the opportunity to build objects for a variety of purposes through a web-based portal and queue system.
|Longhorn Maker Studio Grand Opening|
October 20, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
|Talk by PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and New Book "Zero to One"|
October 22, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
|UT Austin Family Weekend|
The Future of Engineering at UT Austin
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