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Smarter Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission, as described in two new research papers.

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$13.7M NSF Grant Creates Natural Hazards Engineering Center at UT Austin

A new cyberinfrastructure effort funded by a $13.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help engineers build safer structures that can better withstand natural hazards such as earthquakes and windstorms.

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Two Cockrell School Professors Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

Two faculty members from the Cockrell School will receive the 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, the highest teaching honor bestowed by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. It is one of the nation’s largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education, honoring outstanding performance in the classroom and dedication to innovation in undergraduate instruction.

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New Online Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has launched its first Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program offered completely online. The program is intended for engineering professionals and is designed to address the need for rigorous yet flexible higher education programs for working adults.

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NASCENT Center Adds Magic Leap as New Industrial Partner

NASCENT, a National Science Foundation-funded Nanosystems Engineering Research Center, has added Magic Leap, a company working to develop novel human computing interfaces and software for mixed reality and other applications, to the center’s Industrial Partnership Program.

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