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Engineering Alumnus becomes TV's first "Undercover Boss"

In the premiere episode of "Undercover Boss," a new prime time television program, Larry O'Donnell, a 1980 engineering graduate, trades office meetings for garbage collection. 

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Pursuing a championship career

Like most other civil engineering students, Trevor Walker’s hectic schedule involves passing, playing and sometimes scrambling. 

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Student Sweethearts, Generous Alumni

An alumni couple help the number-one petroleum engineering program stay on top with first-of-its-kind $1 million gift.

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Entrepreneurial Education with Venture Capitalist Ron Nixon

Seeding and nourishing an “enterprise awareness” and entrepreneurial  mindset is best begun while engineers are students says this alumnus.

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Teaching Values, Motivating Students

The Cockrell School's most acclaimed teacher, Phil Schmidt, reflects on 40 years of learning.

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