News Releases

  • Drug Engineered at UT Austin to Treat Anthrax Gains FDA Approval

    Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin successfully culminated years of work when a drug they engineered for the treatment and prevention of inhalational anthrax — the anthrax antitoxin obiltoxaximab — received approval March 21 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Cockrell School Part of New Partnership to Explore Innovations in Fibers And Fabrics

    The University of Texas at Austin will participate in a new $317 million partnership to accelerate innovation in high-tech, U.S.-based manufacturing involving fibers and textiles, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced April 1.

  • A Conversation With New Longhorn Maker Studio Director Scott Evans

    Scott Evans has worn many hats in his career: mechanical engineer, materials scientist, entrepreneur, consultant and teacher. Each of these experiences provides a unique perspective as he takes on his newest position: director of the Longhorn Maker Studio.

  • Cockrell School, UT Austin Bring Leadership, Research Expertise to White House Water Summit

    Water researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are leading or participating in six “commitments” that the Obama Administration is announcing today as part of the White House Water Summit. In all, the White House is announcing approximately 150 commitments nationwide at the event, which coincides with World Water Day.

  • Cockrell School Once Again Named Top 10 Graduate Engineering Program in the U.S.

    Texas Engineering held its position from the previous year as the No. 10 best graduate engineering program overall. Additionally, the Cockrell School’s aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, petroleum and environmental engineering graduate programs all ranked in the top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released today.

    Notably, the school’s petroleum engineering program ranked No. 1 and the civil engineering program ranked No. 2.

    More than 2,100 students are currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs, where they work alongside world-renowned engineering faculty. The school’s 27 research centers and affiliated research units provide graduate students with the opportunities to focus on various high-demand areas that impact society and