News Releases

  • Texas Engineering First to Offer Bachelor of Science in Computational Engineering

    The University of Texas at Austin is introducing a new Bachelor of Science degree in computational engineering — a new field that focuses on modeling and simulation to develop solutions for society — with the first freshman class set to start in fall 2017. UT Austin is the first university in the United States to offer this as a major at the undergraduate level.

  • UT Austin to Host Texas Wireless Summit, 5G Technology Demonstration

    The Wireless Network and Communications Group at The University of Texas at Austin, a cutting-edge wireless research group made up of engineering faculty members from various disciplines, will bring together researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering, industry technologists and transportation leaders for its 14th annual Texas Wireless Summit on Oct. 18, 2016.

  • New Platform for Roundworms Could Speed Up Drug Delivery

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first large-scale in vivo drug discovery platform using a whole animal model that could speed up scientific research and more accurately assess the effectiveness of new drugs in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

  • ‘Connectosomes’ Create Gateway for Improved Chemo Delivery, Fewer Side Effects

    Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new method that delivers chemotherapy directly and efficiently to individual cells.

  • Nicholas Peppas Receives 2016 Pritzker Distinguished Lectureship

    Nicholas Peppas, professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, pharmacy and surgery at The University of Texas at Austin and a world-renowned expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been awarded the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) prestigious Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award for 2016.