Ideas Into


Uniting Classroom Training With Real-World Solutions

Dozens of courses throughout the Cockrell School include substantial projects that challenge students to find and build creative solutions.

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Facilities That Span the Creation Process

There are more than 23,000 square foot of space throughout the National Instruments Student Project Center and across the Cockrell School.

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students working together on a project in the student project center

A Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary Focus

At the heart of Texas Inventionworks is its culture of discovery, collaboration, entrepreneurial thinking and invention, where students learn and create together.

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Open Hours

We are open to all students Mon– Fri 12-8pm. For Dec. 4 & 5 we will  only be open 12-5pm. We close for winter break starting Dec. 6th and will re-open Jan. 22. 

How to Get Trained & Access Equipment 

Some of our equipment requires training before you can use it. Enroll in our canvas site to learn more.

Have a Question?

Come visit us & ask our friendly student staff! Or you can also email at

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Inside the Engineering Education and Research Center

Texas Inventionworks (formerly Longhorn Maker Studios) is located on Floors 0 and 1 in the 23,000-square-foot National Instruments Student Project Center, the centerpiece of the Cockrell School's newest building, the Engineering Education and Research Center — a 430,000-square-foot hub that connects students across disciplines.