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Midland Community Rallies to Support the Vision of the EERC

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Midland is known for its philanthropy. And it is now home to the largest number of donors for the Cockrell School’s Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC).


Microgrids: Big Power, Small Grids

Monday, 13 May 2013

Researchers are exploring how to leverage microgrids to strengthen the nation’s power grid, work that could help homes and regions maintain power independence and become more efficient day-to-day.


Microgrids in a Nutshell

Monday, 13 May 2013

Why it matters
Microgrids are independent power grids that enable people to better manage and use energy on any given day. These microgrids also offer greater reliability in emergencies because they have the flexibility to connect to power sources that are available, disconnect to power sources that are compromised and to balance the load (the total amount of power that everyone is using) with the available energy.

Who is leading microgrid projects at UT Austin?
Bob Hebner, director of the Center for Electromechanics
Alexis Kwasinski, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michael Webber, mechanical engineering associate professor and co-director of the Clean Energy Incubator
Ross Baldick, electrical and computer engineering professor


Spring Commencement Honors Impressive Class of Graduates

Monday, 13 May 2013

Across all departments, the Cockrell School’s 2013 graduates exude strong leadership, creative thinking and academic excellence.


WIALD Designs, Builds and Launches BalloonSat

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development student group successfully launched and retrieved payloads from a weather balloon on a windy Texas morning.


Scientists Investigate Mysteries of Methane Hydrates

Monday, 15 April 2013

UT Austin researchers want to show the risks and rewards of methane hydrates as a potential source of natural gas.


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