News Releases

  • Texas Engineers Receive $1 Million To Help Improve Response Times After WMD Attacks

    The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), under the U.S. Department of Defense, awarded a $1 million grant to Cockrell School of Engineering researchers to help develop faster and more effective relief efforts and recovery times following an attack by a weapon of mass destruction (WMD).

  • Chemical Engineering's Hal Alper Selected as a 2014 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

    Hal Alper, Cockrell School of Engineering assistant professor and Fellow of Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Assistant Professorship in Chemical Engineering, has been selected as a 2014 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences and provides an unrestricted research award of $75,000.

  • ConocoPhillips Gives $1 Million to Cockrell School, Launches New Student Project Lab

    ConocoPhillips will provide $1 million to the Cockrell School of Engineering to fund student-led projects and create a state-of-the-art student project laboratory. The lab will be located within the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), a 430,000-square-foot facility that, when completed in 2017, will boost multidisciplinary, hands-on education and transform the UT Austin campus.

  • Cockrell School Honors Six Alumni with 2014 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. This year's recipients are: Curt G. Engelhorn (DEG), Janet H. Lowe (DEG), Brian M. McKee (DEG), Randall W. Poston (DEG), Autry C. Stephens (DEG) and Brett Paulson (OYEG).

  • Engineering Senior is One of 15 Students Nationwide to Receive Prestigious Hertz Fellowship

    Ashvin Bashyam, a biomedical engineering senior in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected to receive the prestigious Hertz Foundation Fellowship, a five-year award valued at $250,000. He is one of only 15 students in the nation selected for the annual fellowship this year and becomes the Cockrell School’s fourth Hertz Fellow since 2011.