Preparing tomorrow's engineering leaders
From the water we drink and air we breath, to the fuel in our cars and electronics we depend on — the common denominator in all of this is engineering. The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin strives to serve Texas and the nation by producing the best engineering leaders possible to drive innovations that grow our economy and improve our lives.
As one of the top-10 engineering programs in the country, the Cockrell School has an obligation to serve Texas through quality and thoughtful education and research that prepares students to be effective engineers from Day One on the job. That commitment extends to our faculty members, who integrate students into the research process while discovering innovations such as cancer breakthroughs, cheaper and longer-lasting energy sources for our electronics and ensuring the safety of our roads, bridges and computer networks.
Advancing the competitiveness of Texas requires a commitment to evolve education to match the technological demands of the 21st century. The Cockrell School is responding with the implementation of a strategic plan that has as its centerpiece the building of the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC). The EERC will be the home of engineering learning and innovation on the UT campus — for Central Texas and for the state.
For a glimpse of what goes on at the Cockrell School and what the future looks like with the EERC, enjoy this “Year in Review.”