News Releases

  • New Program Abroad Gives Students Work Experience in Barcelona, Shanghai

    Engineering and business students at The University of Texas at Austin now have a way to gain professional experience overseas in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, thanks to a new summer internship abroad program.

  • Nanoelectronics Center at UT Austin Receives $7.8 Million Award

    The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded The University of Texas at Austin a five-year, $7.8 million nanoelectronics award.

    The award will go to fund novel, ultra-low power transistor research at the South West Academy of Nanoelectronics (SWAN) 2.0 at the Cockrell School of Engineering. This is the second such award from the SRC and NIST collaboration. In all, SRC-NIST awarded three multi-university research centers for the second phase of its Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI). The initiative includes participants from the semiconductor industry, such as IBM, Intel, Micron Technology, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Texas Instruments.

  • NSF Recognizes Doctoral Student for Video on Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Materials science and engineering doctoral candidate Arturo Gutierrez will travel to Virginia to accept an award for a video he created about his research on lithium-ion batteries.

    Gutierrez submitted his video, titled “Energy Addiction,” to the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program’s annual Video and Poster Competition. Out of 124 total submissions, Gutierrez’s has been selected as one of 25 winning videos. He will be recognized on June 11 at the NSF Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

  • UT Austin Participates in National STEM Solutions Conference

    From June 17-19, leaders and visionaries in education, business and government from around the country will convene in Austin for the 2013 U.S. News STEM Solutions national conference. The conference will focus on targeted outcomes that create an impact to fill jobs and advance the future of the STEM workforce. This year’s theme is “Teach. Inspire. Hire.”

    The University of Texas at Austin will have representation from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Education. The Cockrell School is also a conference sponsor.

  • Chemical Engineering Alum Honored by White House as a Champion of Change

    Amar Sawhney, an alum of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been recognized by the White House as an innovator and entrepreneur for his work in the field of medical devices.