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.

200 Longhorn Engineers Gather at NASA

NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) may be a sprawling institution, but in every corner you will find Longhorn engineers leading cutting-edge research. On March 31, more than 200 alumni and their guests gathered for the JSC-UT Longhorn Engineering Rendezvous to reconnect and learn what is happening at the Cockrell School of Engineering. The evening reception was hosted by Dean Greg Fenves, Aerospace Engineering Chair Philip Varghese, and Mechanical Engineering Chair Joseph Beaman, who spent the earlier part of the day on a behind-the-scenes tour of JSC.

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Venture Capitalist Ron Nixon, B.S.M.E., '78, offers entrepreneurial advice

Seeding and nourishing an “enterprise awareness” and entrepreneurial  mindset is best begun while engineers are students says Ron Nixon, co-founding partner, The Catalyst Group, Inc.  As head of the Engineering Advisory Board task force on entrepreneurialism, he provides his perspective to the university on best practices for nourishing an “enterprise awareness” and entrepreneurial  mindset while engineers are students.  Read more.

Larry O'Donnell, BSArE '80, in New TV Role

In the premiere episode of "Undercover Boss," a new prime time television program, Larry O'Donnell, a 1980 engineering graduate, trades office meetings for garbage collection. Students from the Cockrell School of Engineering and McCombs School of Business viewed the episode with Larry O'Donnell before it aired nationwide and asked him questions about corporate leadership.  His responses can be viewed on the Cockrell School YouTube site.  Read more.