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Slurpee Straw Inspires Novel Innovation in Surgical Cleaning Tech

The enterprising engineer can find inspiration in anything. For a group of graduate students from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, under the guidance of associate professor of mechanical engineering Chris Rylander, it was the design of a Slurpee straw.

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Cockrell School Honors Five Alumni with Distinguished Graduate Awards

Established in 1957, the Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award is the highest honor that the Cockrell School bestows on its alumni. The five distinguished engineering graduates for 2018 are innovators, entrepreneurs and highly respected leaders in their industries and communities. We honor them for their dedication and generosity, and we are proud to call them Cockrell School alumni.

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UT’s Energy Engineering Building is One Step Closer to Reality

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has officially added the Cockrell School of Engineering’s new Energy Engineering Building (EEB) to the Capital Improvement Program, a milestone that signals formal approval to proceed to the final design and planning stage in preparation for the facility’s construction in 2019.

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Engineering Student Startup Fund Raises Over $1 Million to Advance Entrepreneurship

The Genesis program, an initiative introduced in 2016 by the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Longhorn Engineering Advisory Delegation (LEAD), has received over $1 million in donations since launching its Hornraiser campaign on May 2. The program has invested in 16 student-led companies since its launch, involving students pursuing majors in several schools and colleges across UT Austin.

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Three Texas Engineers Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has elected three Cockrell School of Engineering professors to its esteemed College of Fellows in 2018. Steven Abrams, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Dell Pediatric Research Institute in the Dell Medical School; Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering; and Adela Ben-Yakar, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, were inducted at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

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