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Biomedical Engineer George Georgiou Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this week the election of two new members from The University of Texas at Austin — mathematician Björn Engquist and Cockrell School of Engineering biochemist George Georgiou.

“We are tremendously proud of George for his election into the Academy,” said Sharon L. Wood, dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering. “He is a pioneer in the fields of protein engineering and therapeutics, and the technologies he has developed are changing the lives of patients around the world.”

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to Visit the Cockrell School

On Friday, April 24, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will visit the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Center for Transportation Research to meet with graduate students and faculty. The Secretary will learn how the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Tier 1 University Transportation Center grant program and other CTR projects and programs are advancing world-class transportation research and innovations. Foxx will spend the morning with leaders from UT Austin, the Texas Department of Transportation and local industry representatives.

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NASA Leader Returning to UT Austin to Head Center for Space Research

The NASA mission leader responsible for the operations of the Curiosity rover that landed on Mars in 2012, Michael Watkins, is returning to his roots at The University of Texas at Austin as the next director of the Center for Space Research (CSR) at the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Texas Engineering Dean Elected President of American Concrete Institute

Sharon L. Wood, dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

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15 Cockrell School Students Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected 15 students from the Cockrell School of Engineering for its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships Program.

In total, NSF selected 35 students from The University of Texas at Austin for the program, giving UT Austin the 12th highest number of NSF graduate fellows in the country in 2015.

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