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UT Austin Receives $12 Million to Help U.S. Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded The University of Texas at Austin a $12 million grant to fund carbon storage research aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The four-year DOE grant will fund a carbon storage research project at the university’s Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security, which is led by Larry W. Lake, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering. This grant is a renewal of the department’s five-year, $15.5 million research grant to the center in 2009.

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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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