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Nicholas Peppas Honored by National Academy of Medicine for Outstanding Service

This week, Nicholas Peppas — a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, as well as in UT’s Dell Medical School and College of Pharmacy — received the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), of which Peppas is a member.

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Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology

In a new interdisciplinary study, a team of engineers led by The University of Texas at Austin have used machine learning technology in tandem with next-generation RNA sequencing to reveal the inner workings of cells and how they respond to environmental stress, particularly by focusing on RNAs, to provide new insights into biology at the molecular level.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State to Kick Off UT Engineering’s New Distinguished Speaker Series

As the inaugural speaker of the new Cockrell School of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series, The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson — a Texas Engineering alumnus, former chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil and former U.S. Secretary of State — will visit The University of Texas at Austin campus this month to discuss the topic of leadership and ethics in an increasingly global society.

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Robot Masters Human Balancing Act

When walking in a crowded place, humans typically aren’t thinking about how we avoid bumping into one another. We are built to use a gamut of complex skill sets required to execute these types of seemingly simple motions.

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$20 Million Gift Establishes the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering

In a rare occurrence and an extraordinary act of philanthropy, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University each received $20 million gifts from J. Mike Walker to support their Departments of Mechanical Engineering.

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