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the Walker Department
of Mechanical Engineering

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Milton lee

Alumnus Shares Empowering Journey as a Pioneering Texas Engineer

Growing up picking cotton on his family’s ranch in Austin, Texas, Milton Lee thought his future had already been written. That was, until a STEM teacher at his segregated school showed him the possibility of another path.

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Texas Engineers Selected for 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Four graduate students with the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering have been selected for the 2021 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. 

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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Ranked #10 in the Nation

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Impacts of the J. Mike Walker Departmental Gift

Nearly three years after the milestone gift from J. Mike Walker, the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas continues to improve research, facilities, and student experiences.

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Our Nobel Laureate

On December 10, 2019, John B. Goodenough received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the development of the lithium-ion battery.

Experience His Nobel Journey In Photos
John Goodenough Nobel prize

Research Areas


Undergraduate  & Graduate Mechanical Engineering Program


Nobel Prize Recipient


Years of Excellence in Education


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