News Releases

  • Alumnus Ernie Cockrell Honored with UT Austin Presidential Citation

    Ernest H. “Ernie” Cockrell, alumnus and longtime supporter of the Cockrell School of Engineering, was honored with a Presidential Citation by UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves for his exemplary leadership and continued dedication to the university. Cockrell’s father, Ernest Cockrell Jr., is the namesake of the school.

  • Cockrell School Engineers Collaborate to Improve Breast Reconstruction Process for Patients

    For many of the thousands of women who undergo mastectomies each year due to breast cancer, part of the healing process is breast reconstruction. However, reconstruction can be an arduous process based primarily on the surgeon’s own experience and skill. It can take multiple surgeries to get it right, and patients often face an overwhelming series of decisions with a number of options and conflicting preferences.

  • Drug Engineered at UT Austin to Treat Anthrax Gains FDA Approval

    Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin successfully culminated years of work when a drug they engineered for the treatment and prevention of inhalational anthrax — the anthrax antitoxin obiltoxaximab — received approval March 21 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Cockrell School Part of New Partnership to Explore Innovations in Fibers And Fabrics

    The University of Texas at Austin will participate in a new $317 million partnership to accelerate innovation in high-tech, U.S.-based manufacturing involving fibers and textiles, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced April 1.

  • 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.