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Empowering 21st Century Learners and Innovators

The need to educate more engineers in an environment that is increasingly competitive globally and places a premium on cross-disciplinary solutions will require us to advance learning models and transform the way we educate and prepare our students.

Focus Areas and Initiatives

  • Decision-making
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New engineering educational models
  • Project-based learning

Leading the Way

  • Inside the new Longhorn Maker Studio, students learn by doing. With free access to 3-D printers and scanners, laser and plasma cutters, hand tools and much more, engineering students of all ages and disciplines can build and test their own prototypes.
  • Cockrell School professor of innovation Bob Metcalfe, inventor of the Ethernet and recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, serves as a teacher and mentor to Texas Engineering students and faculty, helping them transform their ideas and research into successful companies.
  • "Energy 101," a first-of-its-kind, fully downloadable academic course app developed by professor Michael Webber, offers a world-class energy curriculum to anyone with an iTunes account. Since it's launch, the app has been adopted by several universities, including Duke and Stanford, for their energy-related programs.