Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Established

A transformative gift has been made by the Hildebrand Foundation to support the Cockrell School of Engineering’s nationally recognized Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. The gift will provide significant resources for student and faculty initiatives and investments in new teaching and research technologies. In recognition, the university will name the department the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.

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Texas Materials Institute Readies for New Home in EERC

For engineers in the Texas Materials Institute (TMI) at The University of Texas at Austin, the allure of materials science — the study and development of new materials — is that it has so many applications and so much potential. Whether in energy, electronics, cybersecurity, medicine, transportation or manufacturing, the identification and advancement of materials can often lead to revolutionary solutions.

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Texas Engineering Continues Rankings Rise — No. 9 in U.S., No. 3 in World

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin rose to No. 9 in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 graduate program rankings, affirming its position as one of the nation’s top engineering schools. Since the 2014 rankings, the Cockrell School has moved up two spots in the annual rankings, released this morning.

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Transportation Research Gaining Additional Momentum at UT Austin

Transportation continues to be a hot topic in research and political circles across the U.S., but in Austin, it’s sweltering. Led by the Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin is a globally respected hub for transportation research, education and innovation.

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Cockrell School Hosts 'Girl Day,' Biggest Event of its Kind in U.S.

The Women in Engineering Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin hosted more than 8,000 children, parents and educators from cities across the state for its 16th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and Girl Day STEM Festival on Feb. 25, 2017, a daylong event filled with activities that help spark creativity, inspire future careers and show how engineers and scientists can change the world. Elementary and middle school students engaged in 150 activities and hands-on educational experiences, from designing a balloon-powered car to watching physics and chemistry in action.

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Keeping It Simple: Students Invent Device to Improve Physical Therapy

In 2014 the Seton Brain and Spine Recovery Center came to Cockrell School assistant professor James Sulzer with a problem. Their patients were performing shoulder exercises incorrectly and subjecting themselves to further injury, a particular issue for patients with spinal cord injuries.

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