Brig General Jeannie Leavitt and actress Brie Larson pose in front of fighter jet

This Year So Far

The Cockrell School has had an exciting year. From award-winning faculty to state-of-the-art facilities to continuously impressive students, we have a lot to celebrate.

Portrait of Karen Willcox

From Boston to Austin

Aerospace engineer Karen Willcox departs MIT to become the new director of UT’s Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.

portrait of Moriba Jah inside TACC VisLab

In Their Own Words

For over a decade, Moriba Jah has been on a crusade to inform the public about the growth and consequences of free-floating space debris.

Savannah sits on Waller Creek creek bed

Inspired by Nature

Civil engineering senior Savanna Smith has a particular interest in biomimicry.

Luis Sentis in his lab in front of his bipedal robot

Balancing Bots

Thanks to Luis Sentis and the amazing work happening in his Human Centered Robotics Laboratory, the same type of balance and “natural” control that humans use may soon be experienced by robots.

Illustration of a flying taxi flying through clouds

Driverless Cars? That’s So Yesterday.

Uber is betting that one day — however soon or far away that is — we all will be ride-sharing in the skies, and the company has enlisted UT engineers to help.

Study abroad students sit on a stone wall, smiling with horns up hand signal

Texas Engineers Go Green

This year marked the Cockrell School’s first-ever study abroad Maymester course on the island of Ireland.

Portrait of Hortensia Peoples in front of ECJ building

Unsung Heroes

From alumni outreach to student life programming, staff members dedicate themselves to improving and advancing the Cockrell School.

Group photos of Student Engineering Council members, Dean Sharon Wood, Rex Tillerson, and former UT President Gregory Fenves

Rex Tillerson Headlines Cockrell School’s Inaugural Distinguished Lecture

As the inaugural speaker of the Cockrell School's new Distinguished Lecture Series, Rex W. Tillerson discussed the topic of leadership and ethics in a global society.

Entrance of the ETC building with the J. Mike Walker Departent of Mechanical Engineering sign visible on the facade

Putting a Face to the Name

Two extraordinary Cockrell School alumni have made gifts in support of two engineering departments.