Tours

Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) + the Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building (EEB) at UT Austin

Saturday, May 7th

Check-in at the tour desk in the hotel lobby at 8:15am; Departs promptly at 8:30am; Bus continues on to drop at airport terminals by 12:30pm; Returns to hotel by 1:00pm.

The Engineering Education and Research Center contains 430,000 square feet of open and flexible space for interactive learning, hands-on student projects, and 21st-century teaching and research labs for creating new technologies and solving real-world problems. The EERC's North Tower has 50,000 square feet of large-scale, multidisciplinary research labs; the South Tower is home to the Cockrell School's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and houses seven research neighborhoods focused on developing new technologies in computing, power, electronics and wireless networking. The Cockrell School's Innovation Center will be located inside the EERC, becoming the first space dedicated to entrepreneurship training and commercialization programming.  Equipped with the latest Texas Instruments (TI) technologies, the TI teaching and project labs will give electrical and computer engineering undergraduates space to design and build sensors, robots, wearable technologies, and more.

The Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building (EEB), a 184,300-gsf hub for energy-related education and research, is central to achieving the Cockrell School of Engineering vision to be a globally recognized leader in multidisciplinary innovation dedicated to solving the pressing societal problems of the 21st century and beyond, driving future economic progress, and improving the quality of life. The six-story multidisciplinary facility is home to the Cockrell School's mechanical, chemical, and petroleum engineering programs. It houses classrooms, labs, and project spaces to connect UT students, faculty, researchers, and industry partners. By focusing on people and research instead of departments, the EEB offers the space and resources for researchers, engineers, and scientists to come together and solve complex energy problems.