UT Austin engineering building of tomorrow opensUT Austin engineering building of tomorrow openshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=178912017-10-05T05:00:00Z2017-10-05T19:00:00Z

​​Engineering Education and Research Center in AustinAUSTIN – The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is celebrating the grand opening of its highly anticipated, 430,000-sf Engineering Education and Research Center.

This facility will serve as the hub for engineering education, research and innovation on the UT Austin campus, as well as the new home of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The school elected to build this new facility—the EERC—on the site of the 50-year-old Engineering-Science Building. 

Construction began on the EERC in 2015. 

EERC By the Numbers:

  • nine stories high;
  • 130 faculty and staff member offices;
  • 267 seats in the James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Auditorium (298 max capacity);
  • 8,000+ Cockrell School students who will benefit from the EERC annually;
  • 23,000 sf of open design space in the National Instruments Student Project Center;
  • 432,671 sf of space;
  • $65 million raised from more than 280 Texas Engineering supporters (most ever raised in support of a UT Austin building).
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