The Health Learning Building Sheds Light onto the Spiral of the Galaxy Plaza filled with Transplanted, Large Live Oaks
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin celebrates one of the most dense and diverse collections of green-certified buildings in the United States: the new health district that encompasses the Dell Medical School and the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
Each October, universities and colleges across the U.S.—including The University of Texas at Austin—highlight their efforts toward building a sustainable future during Campus Sustainability Week. The Office of Sustainability at UT Austin has put together a number of public events and tours starting October 23, 2017.
EVENT: The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eighteen college and university teams from the U.S. and Canada will compete in solar-powered electric vehicles that they designed and built. This unique engineering competition is powered entirely by the sun and based on innovation, speed and endurance.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Department of Energy has selected the Center for Electromechanics (CEM) in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin to lead a new $1.6 million project to develop the technology needed to bring the reliable and efficient emerging electrical grid to rural parts of Texas and the nation.
AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has received honorary designation from the Texas Legislature as the state botanic garden and arboretum, recognizing the critical role the Wildflower Center plays in conserving the native plants and landscapes of Texas.
“As everyone here knows the monarch butterfly is the most iconic and beloved insect in the world,” said former first lady and UT Austin alumna Laura Bush in her keynote at the South-Central Monarch Symposium this Wednesday. “But sadly, there has been an 80 percent decline in the monarchs’ eastern population.”
A team from The University of Texas at Austin recently received top honors in the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition in Chicago. Composed of students from the School of Architecture and McCombs School of Business, the team was awarded $50,000 for their forward-looking redevelopment plan for a mixed-use Chicago site.