News Releases

  • UT Austin Leads Hyper-Local Air Pollution Mapping Study

    Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the most detailed and extensive local map of air pollution ever produced for an urban area, using specially equipped Google Street View cars to measure air quality on a block-by-block basis. This new hyper-local mobile approach to measuring air quality, which reveals that air pollution can vary dramatically even within a single city block, could address major air quality monitoring gaps worldwide.

  • Spotlight on Teaching: Yale Patt and Ramesh Yerraballi

    In today’s digital age, teaching methods are constantly evolving and advancing. New instructional technologies, progressive pedagogical philosophies and experiential learning initiatives are changing the way we educate engineers. And while these developments have proven to help prepare students for the challenges and careers of the 21st century, it is good, old-fashioned teaching that is still at the helm. Case in point: Cockrell School of Engineering professors Yale Patt and Ramesh Yerraballi. They have distinctive teaching styles — the former brings an old-school approach and the latter a modern flair — but both aim to connect with students and communicate the fundamentals.

  • Texas Engineering Students Win International Design Competition

    Three undergraduate students from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin won the Shell Ideas360 International Design Competition with their idea for Smart Panels.

  • Cockrell School Honors Five Alumni with Distinguished Graduate Awards

    Established in 1957, the Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award is the highest honor that the Cockrell School bestows on its alumni. The five distinguished engineering graduates for 2017 are innovators, entrepreneurs and highly respected leaders in their industries and communities. We honor them for their dedication and generosity, and we are proud to call them Cockrell School alumni.

  • Five Ways Our New Solar Paper is the Best Around

    Cockrell School of Engineering professor Brian Korgel and visiting fine arts professor James Sham, of George Washington University, brought together a team of student engineers and artists from The University of Texas at Austin to develop a new kind of paper-based photovoltaics (PVs)— devices that convert light into electricity — that are inexpensive, portable and capable of holding enough voltage to power hand-held devices.