A message from Dean Gregory L. Fenves:
With the new year underway I want to reflect on what the Cockrell School of Engineering accomplished in 2010 and some of the challenges ahead. The accompanying video presents a sample of the amazing work by our students and faculty over the past year. I am proud of their achievements and am grateful to our alumni and friends for your support of the Cockrell School.
At the Cockrell School we recognize that engineering education must prepare students for a global economy that is experiencing revolutionary technological change. The creative research climate developed by our faculty and students is an innovation ecosystem with national impact. In May 2010, Forbes magazine cited the Cockrell School as one of the two secret weapons that make Austin one of the most innovative cities in the country.
Other boosts to our programs in 2010 included the appointment of: Ahmed Tewfik, the new chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department