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Microgrids in a Nutshell

Why it matters
Microgrids are independent power grids that enable people to better manage and use energy on any given day. These microgrids also offer greater reliability in emergencies because they have the flexibility to connect to power sources that are available, disconnect to power sources that are compromised and to balance the load (the total amount of power that everyone is using) with the available energy.

Who is leading microgrid projects at UT Austin?
Bob Hebner, director of the Center for Electromechanics
Alexis Kwasinski, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michael Webber, mechanical engineering associate professor and co-director of the Clean Energy Incubator
Ross Baldick, electrical and computer engineering professor

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Spring Commencement Honors Impressive Class of Graduates

Across all departments, the Cockrell School’s 2013 graduates exude strong leadership, creative thinking and academic excellence.

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WIALD Designs, Builds and Launches BalloonSat

The Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development student group successfully launched and retrieved payloads from a weather balloon on a windy Texas morning.

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Scientists Investigate Mysteries of Methane Hydrates

UT Austin researchers want to show the risks and rewards of methane hydrates as a potential source of natural gas.

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Alumni at NI Pay it Forward to Support Student Projects

UT alumni at National Instruments are helping the Cockrell School make big strides toward building a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary learning center and laboratory space on the Forty Acres.

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