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  • Engineering Student Startup Fund Raises Over $1 Million to Advance Entrepreneurship

    The Genesis program, an initiative introduced in 2016 by the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Longhorn Engineering Advisory Delegation (LEAD), has received over $1 million in donations since launching its Hornraiser campaign on May 2. The program has invested in 16 student-led companies since its launch, involving students pursuing majors in several schools and colleges across UT Austin.

  • Three Texas Engineers Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

    The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has elected three Cockrell School of Engineering professors to its esteemed College of Fellows in 2018. Steven Abrams, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Dell Pediatric Research Institute in the Dell Medical School; Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering; and Adela Ben-Yakar, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, were inducted at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

  • Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics to Move Into New Home on Campus

    After 50 years occupying the W.R. Woolrich Laboratories building (WRW) at the corner of 24th Street and Speedway, aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering will move to a larger, newly renovated home on The University of Texas at Austin campus in late 2018.

  • Creating Truly Autonomous Systems is the Goal of New $7.5 Million Engineering Project

    Thanks to a Department of Defense grant, researchers are planning for a future when unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the ability to fly themselves in emergency situations. A research team from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin has been selected by the DOD to lead a $7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project aimed at developing artificial intelligence for UAVs.

  • Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicle Produces Magic Number for Emissions: Zero

    The design and construction of a clean, hydrogen-powered UPS delivery van is near completion by engineering researchers and students at The University of Texas at Austin.