UT Austin graduation commencement ceremony

Despite one of the most challenging years of their academic careers, the Texas Engineering Class of 2021 persisted and persevered to finish their final year. On Friday, May 21, hundreds of Texas Engineering students crossed the stage with friends and families in tow for our Graduate Recognition Moments, held in the Engineering Education and Research Center. While not our conventional commencement ceremony, the atrium was filled with excitement and pride from all members of our community.

Watch the Livestream Recording

Meet This Year's Cockrell School Outstanding Scholar-Leader

With a passion for outreach to prospective engineers, Katharine Fisher has served as an excellent ambassador for our computational engineering program, helping to recruit new students to the Cockrell School. Katharine double-majored in computational engineering and mathematics, and she is headed to MIT this fall to pursue her dream of becoming a professor and teaching the next generation of engineering students. Learn more about Katharine »

More Student Profiles

Luke Heckmann

When biomedical engineering major and outstanding senior from the class of 2021 Luke Heckmann first found out that his research would be published in Science, a highly prestigious multidisciplinary journal with an acceptance rate of around 7%, he almost couldn’t believe it. Such an opportunity is rare for graduate students, and for undergraduates, almost unheard of. Keep reading »

Hyeonseung “Shawn” Lee

When yeonseung “Shawn” Lee developed resilience at a young age. Born in the urban and fast-paced Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea, he was shocked when at age 10, Lee and his family moved to the slower pace of Austin, Texas. While leaving his hometown for another country and culture was difficult, he says it gave him a sense of “grit.” Keep reading »

Abhishek Dasgupta

Filled with charisma and an entrepreneurial spirit, Abhishek Dasgupta has left his mark on the communities he’s joined and helped build at The University of Texas at Austin. Born in India, Dasgupta moved around a lot with his family as a child. He says the constant change gave him the distinct ability to interact and form bonds with people from all walks of life. Keep reading »

Congratulatory Messages from Dean Sharon L. Wood and the Department Chairs