News Releases

  • 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.

  • Qualcomm Donates $2M to Support Wireless Communications Research

    The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $2 million donation from Qualcomm Incorporated to create a new home for UT Austin’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG). The new space will be located within the Cockrell School’s Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), which is slated for completion in 2017.

  • Five UT Austin Engineers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

    Five 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 $2.3 million from the National Science Foundation. Since 2012, 15 Cockrell School faculty members have received CAREER Awards.

    The awards will fund engineering research that has the potential to push the wearable electronics market forward, provide statistical insight into the world’s river deltas, reduce network congestion, deliver drugs to cancer cells and develop more efficient materials for flexible electronics. This year’s recipients are Nanshu Lu, Evdokia Nikolova, Paola Passalacqua, Jeanne Stachowiak and Yaguo Wang.

  • Circuit of the Americas Founder and Chairman Bobby Epstein to Headline Longhorn Startup Demo Day

    The University of Texas at Austin announced today that Bobby Epstein, founder and chairman of the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), will be the featured guest at the university’s Longhorn Startup Demo Day on April 24.