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Three researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected by the Department of Defense to lead Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) projects, receiving grants totaling $22.8 million to help advance innovative technologies in energy, computing and nanoelectronics. 

Mechanical Engineering professor Paul S. Ho has been selected by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as co-recipient of its 2017 Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Award.

Bradley Caponigro, Cockrell School of Engineering junior and undergraduate researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as an Astronaut Scholar for the second consecutive academic year.

University of Texas at Austin mechanical engineering associate professors Maura Borrego and Carolyn Seepersad have received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Engineering Education and Centers to study the links between engineering identity and retention in engineering.  

Amir Khalighi was awarded the Best Poster prize at the 2016 Frontiers in Medical Devices conference for his poster, titled "A Multi-resolution Analysis of the Mitral Valve Geometry for the Development of Personalized Models."

This year, Thinkery worked with students from The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering to redesign an activity for HydroExplorers, a Thinkery summer camp that explores the wild, wonderful world of water.

The Cockrell School's five Distinguished Engineering Graduates for 2016 are inventors, entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders in their fields. We honor them for their professional leadership, dedication to advancing engineering and support of higher education. Established in 1957, the Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award represents the highest honor that the Cockrell School bestows on its alumni.

Mechanical engineering associate professor Christopher Rylander has stepped into the new role of associate chair for undergraduate education. The position combines the previous roles of undergraduate faculty advisor and undergraduate curriculum committee chair, held most recently by Harovel Wheat and Desi Kovar, respectively. 

Scott Evans has worn many hats in his career: mechanical engineer, materials scientist, entrepreneur, consultant and teacher. Each of these experiences provides a unique perspective as he takes on his newest position: director of the Longhorn Maker Studio.

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