News Releases

  • Renovated Suite Gives Architectural Engineering Students New Space to Design and Build

    Beginning in March 2016, architectural engineering students will have an upgraded, state-of-the-art space on the third floor of Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) to learn to design and construct transformative facilities. Structural engineer Thomas W. Taylor (B.S. ARE ’59) and his wife, Dane (BBA ’75), have made a generous pledge to renovate the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering’s architectural engineering suite.

  • Smarter Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission, as described in two new research papers.

  • Nicholas Peppas Honored for Lifetime Contributions to Delivery Science

    The Controlled Release Society (CRS) recently recognized professor Nicholas Peppas for exceptional lifetime contributions to delivery science at their 2015 Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • $13.7M NSF Grant Creates Natural Hazards Engineering Center at UT Austin

    A new cyberinfrastructure effort funded by a $13.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help engineers build safer structures that can better withstand natural hazards such as earthquakes and windstorms.

  • Two Cockrell School Professors Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

    Two faculty members from the Cockrell School will receive the 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, the highest teaching honor bestowed by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. It is one of the nation’s largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education, honoring outstanding performance in the classroom and dedication to innovation in undergraduate instruction.