News Category: cockrell-school-of-engineering

In the News: Eco-friendly Dog House Competition

April 16, 2019

From The Daily Texan: This year’s Sustainable Dog House Challenge was an un-fur-gettable experience, with dogs from the Austin Animal Center paying a visit. The event, hosted earlier this month by the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering department, is a competition for students to build eco-friendly dog houses. 

Teaching Lights to Think

Nov. 5, 2018

A research team in The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has an ambitious research agenda: shave even more waste from a building’s electricity budget by teaching lights to think. The results of their design and experiment, LightLearn, were recently published in Building and Environment.

Eye in the Sky Focuses on Plant Health, Water Conservation

Sept. 20, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin is innovating when it comes to conserving water: using drones to monitor landscapes to reduce unnecessary irrigation.

Waller Creek Finds a Place in the Sun

June 7, 2018

Waller Creek — the corridor that enlivens The University of Texas at Austin just east of the original Forty Acres — is gaining center stage.

A Mile-Long Classroom

May 9, 2018

The Waller Creek corridor, UT Austin's largest laboratory and outdoor classroom, is a place where students learn about measuring water quality, biodiversity, landscape design, and much more.

Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicle Produces Magic Number for Emissions: Zero

April 26, 2018

This Cockrell School of Engineering news release describes innovative work that has developed a zero emission delivery vehicle using hydrogen fuel.

Water Purification Breakthrough Uses Sunlight and Hydrogels

April 3, 2018

Guihua Yu, associate professor of materials science and mechanical engineering in UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, has developed a cost-effective and compact technology for water purification using combined gel-polymer hybrid materials.

DOE selects UT Austin for Energy Grid Project

June 20, 2017

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.