Topic: Department of Civil Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Crib Mattresses Emit High Rates of Potentially Harmful Chemicals, Cockrell School Engineers Find

April 2, 2014

Editor's note from UT Austin media relations office on funding: As noted in the release, this study was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Nordic Research Opportunity program, a joint program between NSF and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes).

AUSTIN, Texas  In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep.

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Earthquake Researcher, Engineering Administrator Appointed Interim Dean of Cockrell School

Sept. 4, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas Sharon L. Wood has been appointed interim dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Wood, a structural engineer and chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, will assume her new role Oct. 1. She replaces Gregory L. Fenves, who will become the university's new executive vice president and provost next month.

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Two University of Texas Engineering Professors and Two Alumni Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 7, 2013

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that two professors and two alumni from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected to the prestigious academy.

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Protecting communities from rising lakes

June 7, 2012
Protecting communities from rising lakes

Professor Daene McKinney is part of a group of more than 30 scientists studying Nepal, Peru and other places affected by rising glacial lake levels.

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Measuring energy efficiency at home

Jan. 9, 2012
Measuring energy efficiency at home

In this video, Associate Professor Jeff Siegel uses the UTest House to show how small energy-saving changes can have a big impact on your energy bill.

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