News Releases

  • 15 Cockrell School Students Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected 15 students from the Cockrell School of Engineering for its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships Program.

    In total, NSF selected 35 students from The University of Texas at Austin for the program, giving UT Austin the 12th highest number of NSF graduate fellows in the country in 2015.

  • Biomedical Engineer Recognized for Dedication to Teaching, Research in Women's Health

    The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has chosen Mia K. Markey to receive the 2015 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering, which recognizes and honors outstanding women engineering educators.

  • Four Texas Engineering Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

    Four faculty members from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards totaling more than $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation.

  • Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels. Their findings were published online in the journal Metabolic Engineering in March.

  • UAV Expert Todd Humphreys Testifies Before Congress

    On March 18, Todd Humphreys, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. Humphreys was asked to speak at the hearing, "Unmanned Aerial System Threats: Exploring Security Implications and Mitigation Technologies," because of his expertise in unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs.