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Powering the Future: Why UT is the Energy University

A surprising amount of energy flows to us thanks to major accomplishments by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering and throughout The University of Texas at Austin. Over the years, UT scholars invented the batteries that power our cell phones and electric cars. They helped unlock some of the world's largest oil and gas fields. They led some of the first field tests showing we could safely store greenhouse gases underground. And they pioneered core technology that makes our electrical grids safer and more efficient.

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New Centimeter-Accurate GPS System Could Transform Mobile Devices

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality headsets, cellphones and other technologies, making global positioning and orientation far more precise than what is currently available on a mobile device.

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Texas Engineers Introduce Advanced Rehabilitation Robot HARMONY

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton that could provide a new method of high-quality, data-driven therapy to patients suffering from spinal and neurological injuries.

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Former Cockrell School Dean Gregory L. Fenves Named President of UT Austin

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named Gregory L. Fenves the next president of The University of Texas at Austin. Fenves will assume the role leading the UT System’s flagship university on June 3.

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Engineering Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Ideas and Inventions at Demo Day

Every semester, UT Austin’s Longhorn Startup Program gives teams of aspiring student entrepreneurs from engineering, natural sciences and business the opportunity to pitch the companies they’ve developed throughout the semester to a packed house of investors, entrepreneurs and members of Austin’s thriving startup community.

On April 30, 13 student teams will pitch at Longhorn Startup Demo Day, following an interview between Cockrell School of Engineering professor of innovation Bob Metcalfe and founder and CEO of Dell Inc. Michael Dell. Dell will speak about his own startup journey and how his company continues to use startups to innovate.

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