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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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Texas Engineering Receives Donation from Qualcomm

The Cockrell School of Engineering has received $1 million from Qualcomm Incorporated, furthering the company’s support of Texas Engineering over the past two years. This latest gift will provide funding for the construction of the new home of UT Austin’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG), which will be housed within the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), opening in 2017.

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Meeting Global Air Quality Guidelines Could Prevent 2.1 Million Deaths Per Year

Large health benefits are possible from cleaning air throughout the world, not just in more-polluted locations.

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Cockrell School Receives Half of ExxonMobil’s Record-Breaking Donation to UT Austin

The ExxonMobil Foundation donated nearly $1.5 million to The University of Texas at Austin to help boost engineering, business and geosciences programs and support the foundation’s mission to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers as scientists and engineers. The $1.465 million contribution is the largest ever made to UT Austin as part of the ExxonMobil Foundation’s Educational Matching Gift Program, and about half was allocated to the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Texas Engineer Leads Nepal Mission to Assess Risks from Glacial Lakes After Earthquakes

A researcher from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is headed to Nepal as part of a rapid response mission to assess post-earthquake damage to potentially dangerous glacial lakes and to begin the process of rebuilding mountain communities.

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