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

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

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.


Thursday, 20 March 2014

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


Fine-Tuning NASA’s Most Powerful Rocket

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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


UT Austin Selected as Partner to Lead White House Initiative to Advance Digital Manufacturing and Design

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

President Obama announced the research collaboration, of which the Cockrell School will serve as the Texas lead.


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