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
- 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.