Engineering Education and Research Center
Transforming Education, Driving Innovation
Scientists and engineers are only 4 percent of the U.S. workforce, but they drive up to 85 percent of the GDP. The Cockrell School of Engineering is answering the call for more engineers by educating 7,800 students and graduating 1,600 students every year. However, faculty and students are developing 21st-century innovations in classrooms and laboratories built for mid-20th-century technology. That is why the Cockrell School is building the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) for a total cost of $310 million that will provide 430,000 gross square feet of open and flexible space for interdisciplinary teaching, research and hands-on student projects.
Help us build a teaching and research environment equal to the excellence of our faculty and students. Be part of a transformative facility that will drive our country’s economic growth by fostering groundbreaking discoveries.
Project-based learning brings engineering fundamentals to life for every student, every year
Entrepreneurship woven into student experience to ignite innovation and prepare well-rounded engineers
A critical link between the workforce we have and the workforce we want
Transparent and open design inspires collaboration and creativity among students, faculty, industry, and future engineers
Innovative ecosystem encouraging lifelong friendships, entrepreneurial partnerships and life-changing ideas
New home fore Electrical & Computer Engineering to connect UT’s engineers and scientists from all disciplines to the digital age
Interdisciplinary research teams will fuel ground-breaking discoveries and lasting economic impact
Sparks productive competition between the brightest minds on campus for access to modular and flexible lab space
The Center for Innovation will move revolutionary ideas and technology into the market
For more information about the EERC and naming opportunities, please contact John Halton at 512-471-2120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.