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November 19, 2020

World’s Smallest Atom-Memory Unit Created

Faster, smaller, smarter and more energy-efficient chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing could soon be on the way after engineers at The University of Texas at Austin created the smallest memory device yet. ... Read the story

November 17, 2020

Motorized Sensors Aim to Improve and Speed Up Early-Stage Disease Diagnosis

Catching deadly diseases like cancer early on is key to improving patient survival odds. However, diseases are much harder to diagnose in their preliminary stages because people often haven't developed symptoms yet and only trace amounts can be found ... Read the story

November 16, 2020

Texas Engineering Alumna Honored With Inaugural ASME Leadership Award

Cockrell School of Engineering alumna Columbia Mishra has been named the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation’s inaugural Lakshmi Singh Early Career Leadership Award winner. The award, named for a 31-year-old ASME leader who died unexpectedly in 2015, ... Read the story

November 11, 2020

Disaster Database Cements Itself as Go-to Hub for Natural Hazard Information

In Seattle, “the big one” — a massive earthquake that could devastate the region — represents an ominous threat. So widespread are the concerns that city leaders there created standards to fortify new skyscrapers using data from studies forecasting the impact ... Read the story

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November 07, 2020

As a young Air Force ROTC cadet at The University of Texas, Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt was fascinated with the idea of flying, and at that point, it was purely an idea. Family travel during her childhood consisted only ... Read the story

November 06, 2020

Weather-Proof Chip Aims to Take Self-Driving Tech, Wireless Communications to Next Level

Modern communications technology, regardless of use, relies on a similar formula: devices send signals and information through data centers, towers and satellites en route to their final destination. The effectiveness of the communication relies on how well that information ... Read the story

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Christine Julien
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering