Breaking New Ground in Energy
Thanks to a world-changing gift from Gary L. Thomas, B.S. ’72, UT’s legacy as a global leader in energy education and technology development will continue for generations to come.
“People look to Texas to be a leader in energy research and education,” says Brian Korgel, director of UT’s Energy Institute. “Those gifts that give us the flexibility to explore unique, sometimes really timely, research topics and ideas are really important. That’s what enables us to be one of the leading institutions in the world.”
The Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building will provide cutting-edge labs and classrooms, student project spaces and collaborative environments. This new facility will allow students and faculty working in petroleum, chemical and mechanical engineering disciplines to engage in unique, timely research topics, generating opportunities for continued discovery and success.
This video is part of World-Changing Gifts, a series highlighting the impact of transformational investments made during UT’s What Starts Here fundraising campaign.
Stories of Impact
Thanks to the generosity of donors, Forty Acres Scholars and future nurses learn to change the world, one patient at a time.
McCombs graduate Phil Canfield and wife Mary Beth support UT’s Canfield Business Honors Program with student scholarships, keeping enterprising minds on the Forty Acres.
UT is advancing knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other neurodegenerative conditions with the financial support of Jim and Miriam Mulva.