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About the EERC

The Engineering Education and Research Center is the Cockrell School's largest multidisciplinary building, where faculty, researchers and students across engineering and the entire UT Austin campus come together to learn, collaborate and innovate. The vision for the EERC began nearly a decade ago, when school and university leadership committed to enhancing engineering education in the 21st century and ensuring the Cockrell School remains among the top engineering schools in the world.

EERC Milestones

EERC opens
Under Dean Sharon L. Wood, Cockrell School breaks ground on EERC
Cockrell School completes demolition of the 50-year-old Engineering-Science Building
UT System Board of Regents approves $310 million funding plan, allowing construction to begin
UT System Board of Regents provides $105 million in PUF bond funding
Architectural design begins, with input from faculty and students
Project Formation Study, under Dean Gregory L. Fenves, sets vision for EERC
Facilities Master Plan identifies need for a multidisciplinary building
Engineering Dean Ben Streetman and the Engineering Advisory Board recommend and fund a Facilities Master Plan


For information on naming opportunities or other ways to support the EERC, contact Chris Higgins, Chief Development Officer, at 512-471-2120 or