Cockrell School of Engineering Dean Ben Streetman was honored during IBM Austin’s 40th anniversary celebration for “outstanding leadership in engineering education and innovation.” The company’s research and development operation in Austin acknowledged his sustained contributions to collaborations of technology, resources and talent between the Cockrell School and IBM since IBM moved to Austin in 1967. IBM consistently ranks in the top five among the 300 employers hiring new engineering graduates from the Cockrell School. Streetman is widely recognized among leaders credited with broadening the state’s economy to include technology industries, in addition to its historic reliance on agriculture, oil and gas.
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