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Cockrell School Hosts 'Girl Day,' Biggest Event of its Kind in U.S.

The Women in Engineering Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin hosted more than 8,000 children, parents and educators from cities across the state for its 16th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and Girl Day STEM Festival on Feb. 25, 2017, a daylong event filled with activities that help spark creativity, inspire future careers and show how engineers and scientists can change the world. Elementary and middle school students engaged in 150 activities and hands-on educational experiences, from designing a balloon-powered car to watching physics and chemistry in action.

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Keeping It Simple: Students Invent Device to Improve Physical Therapy

In 2014 the Seton Brain and Spine Recovery Center came to Cockrell School assistant professor James Sulzer with a problem. Their patients were performing shoulder exercises incorrectly and subjecting themselves to further injury, a particular issue for patients with spinal cord injuries.

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Texas Engineering Welcomes New Faculty, 2015-16

With research interests in space, health monitoring, water systems, oil recovery and polymer science, environmental sustainability, biological networks and geomechanics, this year’s incoming faculty members exhibit a wide range of engineering expertise.

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Brain Imaging Technique Receives NIH Grant

A researcher at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new technique for imaging blood flow across the surface of the brain that could help patients undergoing neurosurgery.

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New Honeycomb-Inspired Design Delivers Superior Protection from Impact

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure to better withstand blunt and ballistic impact. The technology, called negative stiffness (NS) honeycombs, can be integrated into car bumpers, military and athletic helmets and other protective hardware.

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