Archive for: engineering

 

100 and Counting

John McKetta hits the century mark. In his 100th year, John J. McKetta Jr. hasn’t changed much. He still calls all his former students on their birthdays, and...

 
 

The Inventor

UT physicist John Goodenough changed our lives with his pioneering battery research—and he isn’t done yet. On a Monday morning in March, a thunderstorm is pelting...

 
 

Spinning Wheels

In the northwestern corner of New Mexico, massive sheets of rock shoot out of the earth 7,000 feet high. It’s Shiprock—an iconic formation found among the 27,000...

 
 

Fungus, Thy Name is Bevo

When Cockrell School of Engineering researchers uncovered a never-before-identified strain of fungi in their lab at the University of Texas, they made sure it would...

 
 

UT Study Sheds Light on Methane Emissions in Fracking

The hydraulic fracturing boom has boosted the U.S. economy and created thousands of jobs. But the perennially controversial technique for drilling natural gas is...

 
 

Texas Ex Leaves $35 Million to UT’s Engineering School

A $35 million donation to UT’s engineering school has just made UT history as the largest scholarship endowment the Forty Acres has ever seen. T. W. “Tom”...

 
 

3D-Printed Art Comes to Campus

You’ve probably heard about how the rise of 3D printing is revolutionizing the science and technology sector—but did you know it’s transforming the...

 
 

From Robots to Summer Blockbusters, Alumni College Amuses and Inspires

When the spring semester wrapped up early this May, the rush of relief through the student body was palpable—the same rush that always accompanies the easing...

 
 

‘Discovery is in our DNA’: Inside Hans Mark’s Incredible Career

After fleeing Nazi Germany for a life in the U.S., UT engineering professor Hans Mark worked in Mission Control during the first moon landing, pushed President Reagan...

 
 

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Draws 2,700 to Campus

Can’t see this slideshow? Click here. The scientist readies the rocket for blastoff. “Three … two … one … LAUNCH!” But something has gone wrong....

 
 
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