News Releases

  • A Conversation With New Longhorn Maker Studio Director Scott Evans

    Scott Evans has worn many hats in his career: mechanical engineer, materials scientist, entrepreneur, consultant and teacher. Each of these experiences provides a unique perspective as he takes on his newest position: director of the Longhorn Maker Studio.

  • Cockrell School, UT Austin Bring Leadership, Research Expertise to White House Water Summit

    Water researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are leading or participating in six “commitments” that the Obama Administration is announcing today as part of the White House Water Summit. In all, the White House is announcing approximately 150 commitments nationwide at the event, which coincides with World Water Day.

  • Cockrell School Once Again Named Top 10 Graduate Engineering Program in the U.S.

    Texas Engineering held its position from the previous year as the No. 10 best graduate engineering program overall. Additionally, the Cockrell School’s aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, petroleum and environmental engineering graduate programs all ranked in the top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released today.

    Notably, the school’s petroleum engineering program ranked No. 1 and the civil engineering program ranked No. 2.

    More than 2,100 students are currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs, where they work alongside world-renowned engineering faculty. The school’s 27 research centers and affiliated research units provide graduate students with the opportunities to focus on various high-demand areas that impact society and

  • UT Austin Engineers Design Next-Generation Non-Reciprocal Antenna

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an antenna that is able to process incoming and outgoing radio-wave signals more efficiently and without the need for separate bulky and expensive electrical components commonly used in antenna systems. This new technology could lead to significantly faster, cheaper and clearer telecommunications in the future.

  • Chris Ellison Receives Prestigious Norman Hackerman Award

    The Welch Foundation, one of the nation’s largest sources of private funding for basic research, today announced that Christopher J. Ellison is the 2016 recipient of the Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research. A young associate professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, Ellison is being recognized as a "rising star" for his leadership, creativity and excellence in polymer science.