News Releases

  • Cockrell School Honors Five Distinguished Engineering Graduates

    The Cockrell School's five Distinguished Engineering Graduates for 2016 are inventors, entrepreneurs, CEOs and 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.

  • UT Austin’s Watkins Chosen to Lead NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Michael Watkins, a UT Austin alumnus and the current director of the university’s Center for Space Research (CSR), has been appointed director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and vice president at the California Institute of Technology.

  • Kerry Visit Highlights Cockrell School’s Leadership in Renewable Energy

    On a recent trip to Texas, Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by The University of Texas at Austin to meet with industry experts, UT Austin researchers and local business leaders about the advancements taking place in renewable energy in the Lone Star State.

  • $2.7 Million Grant Advances Treatment to Regenerate Blood Vessels

    Biomedical engineers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have received a three-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to advance a promising treatment that could help millions of older Americans and people with diabetes affected by peripheral ischemia, a condition that restricts blood flow to muscles in the lower limbs.

  • Alumnus Ernie Cockrell Honored with UT Austin Presidential Citation

    Ernest H. “Ernie” Cockrell, alumnus and longtime supporter of the Cockrell School of Engineering, was honored with a Presidential Citation by UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves for his exemplary leadership and continued dedication to the university. Cockrell’s father, Ernest Cockrell Jr., is the namesake of the school.