News Releases

  • Cockrell School Receives Half of ExxonMobil’s Record-Breaking Donation to UT Austin

    The ExxonMobil Foundation donated nearly $1.5 million to The University of Texas at Austin to help boost engineering, business and geosciences programs and support the foundation’s mission to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers as scientists and engineers. The $1.465 million contribution is the largest ever made to UT Austin as part of the ExxonMobil Foundation’s Educational Matching Gift Program, and about half was allocated to the Cockrell School of Engineering.

  • Texas Engineer Leads Nepal Mission to Assess Risks from Glacial Lakes After Earthquakes

    A researcher from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is headed to Nepal as part of a rapid response mission to assess post-earthquake damage to potentially dangerous glacial lakes and to begin the process of rebuilding mountain communities.

  • Cockrell School Honors Six Distinguished Engineering Graduates

    The Cockrell School's six Distinguished Engineering Graduates for 2015 are inventors, finance experts, CEOs and worldwide thought leaders in their fields. We honor them for their professional leadership, dedication to advancing engineering and support of higher education. Established in 1957, the Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award represents the highest honor that the Cockrell School bestows on its alumni.

  • Cockrell School Alumnus & Former Professor Named Deputy Chancellor of UT System

    Cockrell School of Engineering alumnus and former professor David E. Daniel, Ph.D., will move from his post as president of UT Dallas to become McRaven’s right-hand man beginning July 1, carrying out the chancellor’s vision for UT in the new role of deputy chancellor and chief operating officer. Daniel will assist McRaven in the implementation of the UT System’s major goals and will handle a number of the daily operational aspects of the organization.

  • Cockrell School's Richard Corsi Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

    Cockrell School of Engineering professor Richard Corsi and two other faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2015, said Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost. In addition to Corsi, Mechele Dickerson in the School of Law and John Markert in the Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences, are being inducted this year.