Former Cockrell School Dean Gregory L. Fenves Named President of UT Austin

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named Gregory L. Fenves the next president of The University of Texas at Austin. Fenves will assume the role leading the UT System’s flagship university on June 3.

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Engineering Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Ideas and Inventions at Demo Day

Every semester, UT Austin’s Longhorn Startup Program gives teams of aspiring student entrepreneurs from engineering, natural sciences and business the opportunity to pitch the companies they’ve developed throughout the semester to a packed house of investors, entrepreneurs and members of Austin’s thriving startup community.

On April 30, 13 student teams will pitch at Longhorn Startup Demo Day, following an interview between Cockrell School of Engineering professor of innovation Bob Metcalfe and founder and CEO of Dell Inc. Michael Dell. Dell will speak about his own startup journey and how his company continues to use startups to innovate.

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UT Austin Engineer Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Award

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Andrea Alù, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, the prestigious 2015 Waterman Award, which comes with $1 million of research funding. Alù is the first recipient from a Texas university.

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Cockrell School Once Again Named Top 10 Engineering Program in the U.S.

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin maintained its standing in the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 graduate program rankings, affirming the school’s position as one of the world’s premier engineering schools.

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Cockrell School Breaks Ground on Engineering Education and Research Center

State legislators and University of Texas leadership joined Cockrell School Dean Sharon L. Wood and hundreds of alumni, friends, corporate supporters and members of the Texas Engineering community to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC).

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A Century of Advancing Women in Engineering

One hundred years ago, the first woman to receive an engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin graduated. Thirty years after that, the university hired its first female engineering faculty member, who was also the first female professor of electrical engineering in the United States. And forty years later, we established one of the first university-led women in engineering programs in the country and the first in the state of Texas.

For nearly a century, Texas Engineering has paved the way, rising above the rest in not only encouraging the advancement of women in our field but in systematically supporting it.

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