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Reinvesting in Future Engineering Leaders

Ernest Cockrell Jr. greatly valued his education at UT Austin and believed that great institutions of higher education are built on dedicated faculty and talented students.

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It’s All in the Delivery

John Ekerdt, Associate Dean for Research, explains why communication is so critical to engineers and offers tips to craft an elevator pitch.

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The Making of the Energy University

Texas' robust natural resources have undeniably helped launch UT Austin as one of the nation’s premier institutions in energy education, research and innovation.

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Designed for Learning

The Datum Engineers Design Studio features a virtual design lab, studio space and a collaboration center.

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Unsung Heroes

We already know that Texas Engineering faculty and students are changing the world, but behind the scenes, staff and administrators are the ones keeping things running smoothly.

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Welcome to the Inoversity of Texas

Bob Metcalfe is aiming to create a university focused on identifying research and ideas that can be commercialized.

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Risking it All, and Reaping the Rewards

Janet Lowe, alumna and engineer-turned-entrepreneur, gives insight into the realities of entrepreneurship and the keys to her success.

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Defined by Service

Service has become a common theme for alumnus Josh Aldred, who has dedicated his life to helping others.

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Engineering and the Brain

Teams of faculty and students are focusing on the brain — drawing on their problem-solving skills and creating new technologies to tackle, among others, four of the most common life-threatening brain conditions.

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Reimagining the Engineering Student Experience

We are creating an educational culture centered on student projects.