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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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2014 in Review: A Timeline of Texas Engineering Achievements

For the Cockrell School, 2014 was a year of significant milestones and momentum, marking the beginning of a new era in engineering education at UT Austin. Follow a timeline for a sampling of the extraordinary achievements, exciting news and world-changing research discoveries from Texas Engineering over the past year.

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