Making a Difference: Institute for Smart Structures
ISS is a research center focused on integrating architecture and emerging technologies. It offers research and development for the building sector and combines the areas of material science, engineering, and architecture to solve immediate problems as well as provide revolutionary concepts for new applications. Over the last decade, the Institute has overseen the construction of three net-zero prototype buildings for use as research and education tools.
Making a Difference: Pre-College Summer Program in Engineering
A series of summer residential programs introduces middle and high school students to engineering. The program’s mission is to provide early exposure to and preparation for scientific study and research to students who show an interest in engineering studies. UT engineering students serve as counsellors in the program, deepening their own engagement with both discipline and the broader community.