News Releases

  • Developing New Vaccines for Emerging Diseases is Focus of $6.5 Million Contract

    Accelerating the evaluation and development of new vaccines for emerging health threats is the goal of University of Texas at Austin researchers who recently received $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

  • Hack Texas Hackathon, a 24-Hour Coding Marathon, Held Oct. 19-20 at UT

    Hack Texas logo

    Event: Hack Texas Hackathon, a 24-hour coding marathon hosted by the Technology Entrepreneurship Society at the Cockrell School of Engineering

    When: 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, through 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Interested attendees must RSVP online.

    Where: Student Activities Center (SAC), Ballroom

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Selects UT Austin as Research and Education Partner

    members of NASA and UT Austin sign an agreement for JPL

    Officials from The University of Texas at Austin and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory signed a Strategic University Research Partnership agreement on Oct. 16 at the Cockrell School of Engineering. UT Austin is now one of only 12 universities that have become JPL research and education partners.

    The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected The University of Texas at Austin for its Strategic University Research Partnership program — a federally funded program focused on advancing space exploration.

  • University of Texas at Austin Study Measures Methane Emissions Released from Natural Gas Production

    A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin, and including engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research, is conducting a major field study to measure methane emissions from natural gas production, about which little empirical data exist. With a goal of obtaining scientifically rigorous, representative data from multiple producing basins, the study brings together Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the university and nine of the nation's leading natural gas producers: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, BG Group plc, Chevron, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., Pioneer Natural Resources Company, Shell, Southwestern Energy, Talisman Energy, USA, and XTO Energy, an ExxonMobil subsidiary.

  • National Academy of Engineering Honors Nicholas Peppas with Founders Award

    The National Academy of Engineering has selected Nicholas Peppas as its 2012 Founders Award recipient in recognition of his pioneering work in the areas of polymer chemistry, bioengineering, pharmaceutical sciences and advanced drug delivery.