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.
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.
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.
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.
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 inBuilding and Environment.
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.