News Releases

  • NSF Recognizes Doctoral Student for Video on Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Materials science and engineering doctoral candidate Arturo Gutierrez will travel to Virginia to accept an award for a video he created about his research on lithium-ion batteries.

    Gutierrez submitted his video, titled “Energy Addiction,” to the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program’s annual Video and Poster Competition. Out of 124 total submissions, Gutierrez’s has been selected as one of 25 winning videos. He will be recognized on June 11 at the NSF Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

  • UT Austin Participates in National STEM Solutions Conference

    From June 17-19, leaders and visionaries in education, business and government from around the country will convene in Austin for the 2013 U.S. News STEM Solutions national conference. The conference will focus on targeted outcomes that create an impact to fill jobs and advance the future of the STEM workforce. This year’s theme is “Teach. Inspire. Hire.”

    The University of Texas at Austin will have representation from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Education. The Cockrell School is also a conference sponsor.

  • Chemical Engineering Alum Honored by White House as a Champion of Change

    Amar Sawhney, an alum of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been recognized by the White House as an innovator and entrepreneur for his work in the field of medical devices.

  • Cockrell School Presents Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards

    Every year at spring commencement, the Cockrell School of Engineering honors its alumni with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards. The Distinguished Engineering Graduate and the Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate awards are the highest honors that the Cockrell School bestows on its alumni.

  • NSF Selects UT Austin for $1.6 Million Grant to Retain Engineering Students

    The National Science Foundation (NSF), Intel and GE have selected The University of Texas at Austin for a $1.6 million grant to support an education program aimed at retaining freshmen in engineering majors by teaching calculus through hands-on activities. Freshman calculus courses are a major barrier for retaining engineering students at UT Austin.