Dear UT Engineering Alumni, Parents and Friends:
The January issue of the Texas Exes Alcalde magazine will inform the entire Longhorn nation about the Cockrell School's planned Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), the highest priority for UT Austin.
Please read more about the EERC and the generous $10 million investment from alumnus Dr. James Truchard, co-founder, president and CEO of National Instruments to name the National Instruments Student Project Center where our undergraduate students will design and build technology from satellites to biomedical sensors. Our vision is to have every student involved in a project every year and the EERC will make that possible.
We are grateful to our many donors and to the UT System Board of Regents and state elected officials whose support has generated the momentum to move this project closer to reality. The EERC will be the center of education and innovation for 7,800 students, providing 430,000 square feet of interdisciplinary teaching, research and student project space.
Your help has been and will continue to be crucial for us to break ground in 2013 on this transformative facility that will greatly expand the teaching-by-doing curriculum, fuel discoveries and drive lasting economic impact for Texas and the nation. The coming weeks and months will be critical for the EERC. We will keep you informed as we work to build a teaching and research center equal to the excellence of our students and faculty.
Hook ’em Horns!
—Dean Gregory L. Fenves