Director of the Longhorn Maker Studios
The University of Texas at Austin
“Paradoxically, the advancement of robots will likely reduce the use of the word ‘robot’. In not too many years when we refer to a car, vacuum or other item we use today, we will share an unspoken understanding that we don’t need to control them.”
Scott Evans, Ph.D. is the Director of the Longhorn Maker Studios, an innovation commons in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He works to develop engineering curriculum, create great collaborative innovation spaces, support engineering needs across campus, blur the lines between coursework and engineering practice and build a culture of innovation. Dr. Evans has designed and built manufacturing processes in many industry sectors, created R&D programs and founded materials science startups, served as an innovation consultant to engineering companies in several countries and developed multi-disciplinary technology commercialization courses.