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April 01, 2020

Solving the Ventilator Shortage with Windshield Wiper Parts

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are building a new type of ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices that help patients ... Read the story

March 26, 2020

In WIRED, the Cockrell School’s Bob Hebner, director of the Center for Electromechanics at UT Austin, says that the reduced demand on power as businesses shut down and more people work from home gives the electrical grid and utilities ... Read the story

March 26, 2020

Petroleum Extension Program Announces Free E-Learning Resources for High Schools and Community Colleges

Now, more than ever, we understand the challenges many educational institutions across the nation face due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why, in an effort to help mitigate these challenges and reinforce our support to students in Texas and ... Read the story

March 25, 2020

Cockrell School, Dell Med School Team Up to 3D Print Masks for Health Care Workers

Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients are facing a shortage of face masks and other personal protective equipment that could shield them when exposed to the virus. A group of researchers in the Cockrell School’s Texas Inventionworks innovation hub ... Read the story

March 21, 2020

Texas Engineering Professor Raises $10M for Medical Robot Startup Aiding Hospitals During Coronavirus Outbreak

The contagious nature of COVID-19 puts medical personnel at risk of contracting the virus from the patients they treat. A startup co-founded by University of Texas at Austin engineering professor Andrea Thomaz just landed $10 million in investment to ... Read the story