News Releases

  • Cockrell School's Graduate Program Ranked Eighth in U.S. News and World Report

    Four colleges and schools at The University of Texas at Austin were ranked in the Top 10 in their areas by U.S. News & World Report, according to the 2013 graduate rankings released March 13.

    The Cockrell School of Engineering retained its No. 8 ranking, with Top 10 rated programs in aerospace, chemical, civil and environmental engineering. The College of Pharmacy ranked No. 4 and the School of Social Work ranked No. 7. The College of Education also again ranked No. 1 among public institutions and No. 3 nationally.

    In engineering, the rankings are based on entrance exam scores, student acceptance rates, faculty/student ratios, research expenditures, reputation among engineers in industry and

  • $2.5 Million Research Grant Awarded to Develop Better Heart Valve Treatment

    A University of Texas at Austin professor and his research collaborators have been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to conduct research that will significantly increase our knowledge about artificial heart valves and lead to the development of valves that are more durable and dependable than those currently used in heart treatment.

    Dr. Michael Sacks

    Dr. Michael Sacks

    The four-year grant was awarded to Dr. Michael Sacks, who has joint appointments in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Biomedical Engineering Department and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), and his collaborators Dr. Joseph

  • The University of Texas at Austin Hosts the OGC, an International Standards Organization

    The University of Texas at Austin will host the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee Meeting on March 19-23. The OGC is an international consortium of more than 435 companies, government agencies, research organizations and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available standards that make it easier for systems to communicate geographic information.

    "There is a great need for research in our area, and there is a significant and expanding role for OGC standards in research, education and communities of practice," said Mark Reichardt, the consortium's president and CEO. "The OGC and The University of Texas at Austin both have much to gain from a continuing dialog."

  • Longhorn Startup Camp Showcases 27 New Companies During Startup Crawl March 8

    The University of Texas at Austin's newest space for startups – Longhorn Startup Camp – will be a stop on the SXSW Startup Crawl, which takes place Thursday, March 8, from 4 to 10 p.m. as part of UT Entrepreneurship Week. As a stop on the crawl, Longhorn Startup Camp will showcase its residents – 27 new startups, all originated at the university. The crawl is open to the public, and interested attendees may RSVP online.

  • Engineering Faculty Receive Almost $1.4 Million in 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 nearly $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation.

    The awards are the most prestigious offered by the foundation’s CAREER Program, and provide up to five years of funding to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.