News Releases

  • Cockrell School Engineer Takes Home SXSW Interactive Innovation Award

    A noninvasive, 3-in-1 skin cancer detection device developed by researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin took home top honors in the "SciFi No Longer" category at the 18th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards on March 17.

  • Texas Engineer Collaborates to Advance U.S. Army Vehicle Technology

    Earlier this year, mechanical engineering professor Delbert Tesar, director of the Robotics Research Group and the Carol Cockrell Curran Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, hosted key members of industry and multiple U.S. Army engineers and lab personnel for a two-day workshop aimed at enhancing Army battlefield technology and keeping our servicemen and servicewomen safer.

  • UT Austin and SXSW Interactive Partner to Establish UT Village at SXSW

    For the first time, The University of Texas at Austin is partnering with SXSW Interactive to host UT Village at SXSW, an all-day event on Sunday, March 15, that showcases the university’s latest research, emerging technologies and game-changing discoveries and is open to anyone with a SXSW badge.

  • Cockrell School’s Murthy Named New Dean of UCLA Engineering

    Jayathi Murthy, who is chair of the Cockrell School's Department of Mechanical Engineering and holds the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Memorial Chair in Engineering, has been named dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her appointment becomes effective Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Texas Engineering Alumna Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    Cheryl R. Blanchard, Cockrell School of Engineering alumna and CEO of Microchips Biotech Inc., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Blanchard, who received both her master’s degree and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, was recognized for the creation and commercialization of biomaterial products and gender-based medical devices for musculoskeletal health.