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Cockrell School of Engineering

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In the Cockrell School of Engineering, we are relentless in our pursuit to advance our economy, strengthen our communities and improve life for future generations, developing engineering leaders who think big and are unafraid to take risks and create change. Through world-class, hands-on education and a deep commitment to innovation through research and commercialization, we are shaping those who will shape tomorrow while solving society’s most challenging problems.

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Campaign Priorities

Enhancing Engineering Education

By enhancing how we identify, recruit, educate and graduate our incredibly talented student body that is geographically, economically, racially, ethnically and gender diverse, we will provide an educational experience that is unmatched.


Key Investment Areas

  • Need-based endowed scholarships
  • Expanded student success programs
  • New and enhanced student experiential learning opportunities
Enhancing Education
Faculty Members

Elevating the World’s Best Faculty Members

Fueling ambitious, strategic initiatives in teaching and innovation requires investment in our graduate students and faculty. By investing in endowed chairs, professorships and graduate fellowships, we will be able to aggressively recruit and retain outstanding faculty members and graduate students in all disciplines.


Key Investment Areas

  • Endowed chairs, professorships and fellowships
  • Seed funding for impactful research
  • Graduate fellowships

Transforming Engineering Facilities to Foster Collaboration

As we look to the future of Texas Engineering, we must continue to modernize our facilities to ensure our students, faculty and researchers have the resources they need to develop solutions to our world’s biggest challenges.


Key Investment Area

  • Engineering Discovery Building
Energy Hub

Solidifying Texas as the World’s Energy Hub

Uniquely positioned in one of the nation’s most resource-rich states, the Cockrell School is a global hub for energy research, education and innovation, and we are proactively addressing the future of energy from all aspects. There is no better place to prepare our state, nation and world for advancement in the energy landscape.


Key Investment Areas

  • Innovative energy research
  • Projects and initiatives that address the future of energy
  • Industry partnerships
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