Topic: Cockrell School of Engineering

Rock Salt May be More Vulnerable Than Previously Thought

Nov. 30, 2015
Rock Salt

Research from UT Austin shows that rock salt, used by Germany and the US as a subsurface container for radioactive waste, might not be as impermeable as thought or as capable of isolating nuclear waste from groundwater in the event that a capsule or storage vessel failed.

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Inventor of the Year Revolutionized Manufacturing

Nov. 17, 2015

Engineers Joseph Beaman and Jennifer Maynard were honored Nov. 18 as the 2015 Inventor of the Year and Emerging Inventor of the Year. From laser 3D printing to an antibody treatment for whooping cough, their industry-changing ideas were sparked by asking questions and chipping away at the solutions.

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UT Austin Recruits Top Cancer Researcher

Nov. 12, 2015
doctor's white lab coat with Dell Medical School logo

Thanks to a $6 million recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), The University of Texas at Austin has hired Thomas Yankeelov, a distinguished cancer researcher who will assume a dual appointment in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Dell Medical School. 

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Center for Space Research Expands STEM program

Nov. 5, 2015
Satellite Launch

NASA has selected the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin for a five-year, $1.3 million grant that will support the national expansion of a STEM program that gives high school students and teachers the opportunity to use NASA resources and work directly with engineers at UT Austin’s Center for Space Research.

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Singapore Taps Cockrell School's Construction Expertise

Oct. 27, 2015

The Construction Industry Institute (CII), a research consortium based in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin, has signed a $3 million agreement with Singapore to help improve the productivity of the country’s energy and chemicals industry.

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