UT Engineer: Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics news from the Cockrell School

Prof. Noel ClemensSummer greetings from ASE/EM! We closed out the spring semester by celebrating commencement with a reception held in the halls of WRW. This spring, the department granted 65 B.S., 9 M.S. and 2 Ph.D. degrees. It is with great pride that we send these Longhorns out to change the world. We have a variety of stories to share with you this summer. From satellites and UAVs taking measurements of the earth, to updates on our student projects, I invite you to learn more about the innovative work our faculty and students are doing. As always, please continue to send us your news and updates.

- Noel Clemens, Bob R. Dorsey Professor in Engineering and Department Chair

Student Projects Updates

WIALD balloonThis spring, the Women in Engineering for Leadership Development (WIALD) student organization successfully launched a BalloonSat to over 1,000 feet and captured live video of the edge of space. In the Air System Lab, the UT Design, Build, Fly Team placed 7th among 60 competing teams at the annual DBF competition, and in early May the UT team won best prize in its first micro air vehicle competition.

GRACE Follow-On Mission
GRACE-FOMore than 15 years ago, Byron Tapley, director of the Center for Space Research, set out to look at the earth in a different way — from a vantage point of 280 miles above the earth. Now, the next phase of the GRACE mission begins, with Srinivas Bettadpur to take the lead scientific role for UT-Austin. continue reading
Teams of UAVs Collect Data on Melting Glaciers
Maruthi AkellaMaruthi Akella and his research group are developing algorithms to enable teams of coordinated UAVs to collect data about melting glaciers. The group plans to hold a local test flight of the new onboard computers using three to four quadcopters in mid-August of this year. continue reading
A Tribute to Professor Eric Becker
Eric BeckerColleagues and friends of the ASE/EM department mourn the loss of Professor Eric Becker, who passed away on February 23, 2013. As a tribute to his memory and his dedication to teaching and research, Dr. Becker’s friends, family and former students are establishing a scholarship for graduate students in Engineering Mechanics. The Eric Becker Graduate Scholarship in Engineering Mechanics will be awarded annually. Contributions may be made at this this link or by downloading a pledge form.
More News and Events
  • November 1, 2013—Save the Date for the ASE/EM Fall Festival - UT Campus
  • Operation Enduring Respect: Brian McKee's Mission to Support Our Troops read more
  • The NASA-JSC Longhorn Engineering Rendezvous was a huge success! view photos
  • Graduate student Katharine Brumbaugh wins award to study small satellites. read more
  • Graduate student Benton Greene leads the construction of UT's solar car, TexSun. read more
  • Former astronaut and alumnus Paul Lockhart returns to campus. read more
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