The University of Texas at Austin College of Engineering was established in 1894. Since then, the College, now named the Cockrell School of Engineering, has graduated more than 60,000 alumni, all of whom have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of engineering in Texas and around the globe.

Our alumni are what make the Cockrell School of Engineering one of the top schools in the nation. We invite you to get involved.

Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Alumnus Rudy Treviño’s (B.S. ME 1977) history of community service goes all the way back to when he was a mechanical engineering student at The University of Texas at Austin. Here he learned firsthand that even the simplest act could make a difference in someone’s future, especially when it comes to his or her education.

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Alumnus Leads Mission to Unravel Pluto’s Mysteries

Astronomers, engineers, scientists and those who dream of space eagerly watched as a NASA spacecraft flew 3 billion miles from Earth near the edges of our solar system. When New Horizons reached its closest approach to Pluto, one Texas Engineering alumnus had particular cause to celebrate the historic accomplishment: Alan Stern, the mission’s leader.

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Creating a Better, More Cost-Effective Health Care Industry

Dana Sellers (B.S. ChE 1975) is passionate about using data to improve patient care. In the early 1980s, she noticed that major hospital departments couldn’t afford the expensive computer systems for health care data collection. So, she partnered with a fellow Longhorn and embarked on her first entrepreneurial venture to develop health care applications for personal computers, setting the course for her successful career.

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Mechanical Engineering Wit Behind Austin Craft Brewery

While a student at UT Austin, Kevin Brand (B.S. ME 1996) brewed his first batch of beer in between studying for his mechanical engineering classes. He never thought he’d apply his engineering skills to brewing beer professionally.

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Texas Engineering Alumnus and Advisory Board Member Appointed to Dallas Fed

Richard D. Folger, Cockrell School alumnus and member of The University of Texas at Austin’s Engineering Advisory Board, has been appointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ El Paso Branch board of directors. He will serve a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2017.

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