Aerospace Engineering
UT ASE/EM News: Winter 2016


Message from the Chair

As the year comes to a close, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has supported our department and programs. As you prepare for the winter season, I hope you'll take some time to enjoy learning about the exciting work our students and faculty are doing on the Forty Acres. Wishing you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays and a wonderful new year.

Noel Clemens, Department Chair


UT Austin First to Offer
B.S. in Computational Engineering

UT Austin is the first university in the United States to offer computational engineering as a major at the undergraduate level.


Andrea Chavez Receives Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award

Andrea Chavez, B.S. ASE 2004, who works as an engineer at Bell Helicopter Textron, received a 2016 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award. 


Gregory Rodin Wins ASE/EM LUNAR Council Teaching Award

Professor Gregory Rodin was named the recipient of the 2016 ASE/EM LUNAR Council Teaching Award.


Sarah Kitten Featured in Texas Engineer Magazine

Our academic advisor/coordinator, Sarah Kitten, is featured in this year's Texas Engineer Magazine as an "Unsung Hero."


Maneuvering UAVs Safely Using Game Theory

Efstathios Bakolas received NSF funding to develop path-planning and decision-making algorithms to help autonomous vehicles maneuver around other moving objects.


VIDEO: Keeping the Car in its Lane

Todd Humphreys explains the importance of precise GPS for the future of automated vehicles, and how he and his team are working to deploy precise GPS solutions.


Undergraduate Student Projects Continue to Skyrocket

It is our mission is to turn our students into future engineering leaders with valuable hands-on engineering experience. Learn more about our 2016-17 undergraduate student team projects.


VIDEO: UT Students' Drone Could Help Austin Firefighters

Watch this KVUE News video on the work UT aerospace engineering students are doing with the Austin Fire Department using search and rescue drones.


Congratulations Fall 2016 Graduates

We are proud to send our UT ASE/EM graduates out to change the world. Watch video interviews with some of our graduates and view commencement photos.

Upcoming Events
Prof. Wallace Fowler Mini Symposium
January 26, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., UT Austin Campus
Members of the ASE/EM community are invited to attend a mini symposium and cake celebration in honor for Professor Wallace Fowler's retirement and for his over 50 years of outstanding teaching and service to the department. 
Explore UT 2017
March 4, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., UT Austin Campus
Join ASE/EM as we open our doors to the public for UT's annual open house. Enjoy tours, lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities! 

Please consider making your end-of-year gift in support of our department by using the online drop-down menu to make your campaign selection.


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