Today, the UT System Board of Regents committed $100 million in Permanent University Fund (PUF) bond proceeds to support the construction of an energy engineering building in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. The building is the next in the Cockrell School’s master facility plan and will be focused on energy-related education and research. Before construction can begin, two additional levels of approval from the Regents will be required, and the school will also need to secure $50 million in philanthropic support.

“I am grateful to the Board of Regents for their support of this important facility and their commitment to our extraordinary Texas Engineering faculty and students,” said Cockrell School Dean Sharon L. Wood. “The energy engineering building is a critical step in ensuring the university’s continued leadership in energy education and research.”

The vote by the Board of Regents allows the school to begin formal planning and programming for the building. The first step will be to work with UT Austin and UT System personnel to select a design firm.

January 17, 2019

Beloved Longhorn and Chemical Engineering Legend John J. McKetta Jr. Dies at 103

John J. McKetta Jr., professor emeritus and dean emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin and namesake to the chemical engineering department in the Cockrell School of Engineering, died Tuesday, Jan. 15 at age 103. Calling UT Austin ... Keep Reading

January 14, 2019

Remembering Former Texas Engineering Dean Earnest F. Gloyna (1921-2019)

Earnest F. Gloyna, former dean of The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Engineering (now the Cockrell School of Engineering), died on Jan. 9 at the age of 97, leaving behind a legacy marked by exceptional leadership and ... Keep Reading

January 03, 2019

Two UT Engineers Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, and Alex Huang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been selected as fellows in the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2018. They are the ... Keep Reading

cover of Texas Engineering magazine with group of students
cover of Texas Engineering magazine with group of students