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Cockrell School of Engineering Senior is One of 15 Students Nationwide to Receive Prestigious Hertz Fellowship

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Ashvin Bashyam, a biomedical engineering senior in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected to receive the prestigious Hertz Foundation Fellowship, a five-year award valued at $250,000. He is one of only 15 students in the nation selected for the annual fellowship this year and becomes the Cockrell School’s fourth Hertz Fellow since 2011.


Cockrell School Receives $1 Million from Qualcomm Incorporated to Support Wireless Communications Research

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $1 million donation from Qualcomm Incorporated to create a new home for UT Austin’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG). The new space will be located within the Cockrell School’s Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), which is slated for completion in 2017.


Four UT Austin Engineers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Monday, 31 March 2014

Four faculty members from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards totaling $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation. Since 2012, 14 Cockrell School faculty members have received CAREER Awards.

The awards will fund engineering research that has the potential to push the wearable electronics market forward, provide statistical insight into the world’s river deltas, reduce network congestion and develop more efficient materials for flexible electronics. This year’s recipients are Nanshu Lu, Evdokia Nikolova, Paola Passalacqua and Yaguo Wang.


Circuit of the Americas Founder and Chairman Bobby Epstein to Headline Longhorn Startup Demo Day

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The University of Texas at Austin announced today that Bobby Epstein, founder and chairman of the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), will be the featured guest at the university’s Longhorn Startup Demo Day on April 24.


Cockrell School Researchers Receive $1.7M DOE Grant to Investigate Methane Hydrates

Friday, 14 March 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supplying the Cockrell School of Engineering with $1.7 million to conduct game-changing research over the next four years on methane hydrates, which could serve as our nation’s next major energy resource.


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