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April 08, 2021

Texas Engineers Awarded DOE Grant to Study Engineered Geothermal Systems

Figuring out how to efficiently extract heat from the earth’s sub-surface and use it as a power source is a priority across the energy industry. Cockrell School engineers are on the front lines of this push to learn more ... Read the story

April 05, 2021

Human Trials Begin for a Low-Cost COVID-19 Vaccine to Extend Global Access

In a major boost to efforts to combat COVID-19 globally, a vaccine that recently entered human trials in Vietnam and Thailand, and is slated for a clinical study in Brazil, holds promise for affordable vaccine manufacturing in countries currently ... Read the story

March 30, 2021

7 Cockrell School Graduate Programs in the Top 10 in U.S. News’ 2022 Rankings

With three programs in the top five, seven in the top 10 and all programs finishing in the top 20, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is once again named one of the ... Read the story

March 29, 2021

Texas Engineer Teams Up with MIT for Battery Breakthrough

Lithium-ion batteries have made possible the lightweight electronic devices whose portability we now take for granted, as well as the rapid expansion of electric vehicle production. But researchers around the world are continuing to push limits to achieve ever-greater ... Read the story

March 29, 2021

Interview with Alumna Carmen Wright

Carmen Wright is the first Black woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from UT Austin. We sat down with Wright to learn more about her other "firsts" and how she encourages others to not let being ... Read the story

March 26, 2021

Alumna Elizabeth Bodine-Baron (B.S. Electrical Engineering, B.A. Plan II Honors 2006) is a senior information scientist specializing in complex networks and systems at the RAND Corporation; she also serves as the associate director of the Force Modernization and Employment ... Read the story


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March 22, 2021

Suzanne Barber
Director, Center for Identity
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering