Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

Engineering the Doritos Locos Taco: How a Texas ChE Grad Changed Tacos Forever

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Engineering the Doritos Locos Taco: How a Texas ChE Grad Changed Tacos Forever

What may have once seemed like an unassuming item on a fast food chain’s menu, has now disrupted the fast food industry and possibly tacos as we know it forever. In 2012, Taco Bell launched Doritos Locos Tacos (DLT). In the first 10 weeks after the product’s launch, there were over 100 million DLTs sold. … Read the rest »

Staying On Top

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Staying On Top The Cockrell School maintained its standing as one of the top five best engineering programs in the world, according to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Senior Plant Design Competition Winners Announced

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Senior Plant Design Competition Winners Announced

Top presenting teams have been announced for the Senior Plant Design Competition in partnership with Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA (INEOS).

The event, part of the Process Design and Operations course known as “plant design”, had 19 teams presenting design solutions to tackle a real-world engineering challenge put forward by INEOS representatives.

This … Read the rest »

Introducing High School Students to Engineering

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Introducing High School Students to Engineering The department recently partnered with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers to host an outreach event for Central Texas high school students.

Chris Ellison Selected for China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

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George Georgiou Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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George Georgiou Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of new members this week, including biochemist and chemical engineering professor George Georgiou.

Georgiou has been recognized for paving the way for advances in medicine that improve people’s lives, with discoveries such as a technology that has been incorporated into drugs that fight macular degeneration … Read the rest »

Greg Fenves Officially Named UT Austin President

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Greg Fenves Officially Named UT Austin President

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named Gregory L. Fenves the next president of The University of Texas at Austin. Fenves will assume the role leading the UT System’s flagship university on June 3.

The regents approved the appointment at a special called board meeting Monday, April 20. Fenves was selected as … Read the rest »

Kate Baird wins the ChE Staff Spotlight Award

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Kate Baird wins the ChE Staff Spotlight Award

 

Kate Baird, graduate coordinator for the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the spring 2015 Staff Spotlight Award.

Kate was commended by a wide cross section of faculty, students and staff for her exemplar organization of this year’s graduate student recruiting weekend and her outstanding performance as graduate coordinator.

She was … Read the rest »

Five Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

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Five Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Five students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows.

The highly competitive fellowships were awarded to just 2,000 recipients nationwide this year from 16,500 applicants. The fellowships provide three years of financial support, including a $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance, for … Read the rest »

Researchers Selected for Startup Business Plan Competition

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Researchers Selected for Startup Business Plan Competition

Chemical engineering researchers Taylor Harvey and Aaron Chockla will represent The University of Texas at Austin to compete against some of the world’s top universities for more than $1 million in prizes at the 15th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas April 16-18.

Harvey and Chockla will pitch product information … Read the rest »