Aerospace Engineering
UT ASE/EM News: Summer 2016


Message from the Chair

As we close out the academic year, I'd like to highlight our undergraduate student projects. From integrating satellites to winning first-place in a national rocketry competition, to building rovers and flying in the DBF competition, our students have been very busy this year. I encourage you to peruse this issue of our newsletter - we have many exciting stories to kick off your summer. As always, please keep in touch!

-Noel Clemens, Department Chair


ARMADILLO Prize-winning Satellite Scheduled to Launch in 2017

The award winning UT satellite, ARMADILLO, has been fully integrated and is ready for testing, with a scheduled launch date in early 2017.


Longhorn Rocketry Association Wins First Place in National Competition

This spring the Longhorn Rocketry Association returned from their first major competition with two first place trophies in hand. 


WIALD Wanderer: A Planetary Rover

Our Women in Aerospace for Leadership Development student organization has been building, modifying and testing a planetary rover this year.


Design/Build/Fly: Two Airplanes Are Better Than One

Aerospace engineering Longhorns gave it their all at this year's International Design/Build/Fly competition, landing 13th among more than 80 competing schools.


Desktop Tools Offer Better, Faster Simulations for Space Explorers

Professor Brandon Jones is developing desktop tools that offer better, faster simulations for space explorers. 


Dennis Mcwilliams Honored with Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award

Dennis McWilliams, B.S. ASE 1993, was selected to receive a 2016 Cockrell School of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award.


Alan Stern Named Among Time's "100 Most Influential People"

Time Magazine has named alumnus Alan Stern among "The 100 Most Influential People." 


Stelios Kyriakides Wins Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award

Professor Stelios Kyriakides was selected to receive the Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award.


Clint Dawson Elected Fellow of Society for Industrial Applied Mathematics

Clint Dawson was elected fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for his contributions to the field.

Upcoming Events
ASE/EM Fall Festival 2016
Friday, October 14, 4 - 6 p.m., UT Austin Campus
Join ASE/EM for our annual celebration to kick off the school year, which includes free BBQ, student-led activities, giveaways and more. Watch for an email with details and registration this fall.
Explore UT 2017
Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., UT Austin Campus
Join ASE/EM as we open our doors to the public for the day. Enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations, lab tours, lectures and more.

Our student projects and programs would not be possible without your support. Please consider making an online gift today.


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