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Engineering, Social Work Students Join Forces on Innovative Projects Abroad

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Projects for Under-served Communities program, which continues to hone students' project-management and cross-cultural communication skills through a unique, multidisciplinary curriculum each year. In May, we sent three student teams out to complete their projects at sites in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Tanzania.

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Sharon L. Wood to Assume Post Permanently on Sept. 1

Sharon L. Wood has been named the ninth dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. A professor of structural engineering and an expert on the earthquake response of concrete structures, Wood has served as interim dean since October 2013 and will assume the post permanently Sept. 1.

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A Living Laboratory: Mapping the UT Austin Campus Biome

Cockrell School researchers and students are collecting data to discover which microbes, like types of bacteria and fungi, are found across campus.

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Engineers Build World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor

Team's ultra-high-speed nanomotor that can convert electrical energy into mechanical motion on a scale 500 times smaller than a grain of salt.

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Honoring Our Texas Engineering Class of 2014

Every year, the Cockrell School graduates an impressive class of students. We take a glimpse into this year's group of Texas Engineers.

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