News Category: cockrell-school-of-engineering

Satellite Data Contributes to Our Understanding of Climate Change

May 24, 2019

The twin satellite system launched in 2002 to take detailed measurements of the Earth (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE) has documented ichange global climate patterns. Additional news release from 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. 

Giving Curriculum a Sustainability Boost

March 28, 2019

The Sustainability Course Development Awards have provided grants to faculty since 2012 to increase sustainability in undergraduate education. The Mitchell Foundation provided a scaffold to create this curriculum.

New LEED Silver Building on Campus

Jan. 29, 2019

Despite the size and complexity of the building, the Engineering Education and Research Center, which opened in August 2017, recently completed the LEED certification process and received LEED Silver certification.

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.