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Maura Borrego

Director, Center for Engineering Education

Dr. Borrego specializes in engineering education research. She has been awarded National Science Foundation grants to study factors that support successful transfer of Hispanic engineering students from two-year to four-year institutions, engineering undergraduate student resistance to active learning, how engineering instructors make decisions about their teaching, learning in graduate engineering research groups, interdisciplinary education and teamwork.

Dr. Borrego is a member of the Graduate Studies Committee for STEM Education and holds an appointment in Curriculum & Instruction. She previously served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation and an associate dean and director of interdisciplinary graduate programs. Her research awards include U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and two outstanding publication awards from the American Educational Research Association for her journal articles. Dr. Borrego is an Associate Editor for Journal of Engineering Education and serves on the board of the American Society for Engineering Education as Vice President for Professional Interest Councils and Chair of Professional Interest Council IV. All of Dr. Borrego's degrees are in Materials Science and Engineering. Her M.S. and Ph.D. are from Stanford University, and her B.S. is from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Ranked No. 10 in U.S.

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering's undergraduate program has once again been named one of the nation’s top mechanical engineering programs in the country. In the latest U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings, our undergraduate program ranked No. 10.

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A collaborative research team led by the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences has been given the green light by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program to establish a major new applied mathematics center for research on digital twin technology.

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are tackling two of the bigger challenges facing electric vehicles: limited range and slow recharging.

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Multiple Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks applicants for multiple tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.

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Centenarian of Energy Innovation

Happy 100th Birthday to John B. Goodenough, professor and Nobel Laureate. On July 22nd, a group of students, colleagues, and friends gathered at UT Austin to celebrate his life and world-changing work.

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