Science and Technology

National Academy of Engineering elects two UT faculty to membership

Feb. 25, 1998

Two University of Texas at Austin engineering professors received the engineering profession's highest honor when they were elected to the National Academy of Engineering on Feb. 13. The College of Engineering now has a total of 39 faculty who are NAE members. It is among the top five engineering schools in percentage of faculty who have been elected to the NAE.

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UT professor licenses revolutionary packaging technique for microchips

Feb. 18, 1998

A University of Texas at Austin chemical engineer has developed a new plastic packaging process that will allow small electronic parts, including microchips, to be coated in protective plastic at a much faster rate and less expensively than ever before -- which should mean cheaper and more reliable electronic products for the consumer.

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UT Austin administrator chosen to lead prominentconsortia of overseas research institutes

Feb. 12, 1998

Recognition of the university's international programs got a boost recently when UT Austin Associate Vice President Richard W. Lariviere, Ph.D., was elected to the helm of the foremost consortia of international scholarly programs. Lariviere has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

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Houston residents show dramatic shift in opinion about future energysources during 'Deliberative Polling' directed by UT Austin professor

Feb. 4, 1998

A random sample of more than 200 Houston residents last weekend voted strongly in favor of using more renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, after deliberating for a day and a half about ways to satisfy the area's future electricity needs.

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Lee named executive director of the Office of Survey Researchin the College of Communication at UT Austin

Jan. 28, 1998

The College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Dr. Wei-Na Lee as executive director of the Office of Survey Research.

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