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

Prof. Noel Clemens As the summer season comes into full swing, I have some exciting news and updates to share with you. This spring, the department proudly granted 72 B.S., 16 M.S. and 6 Ph.D. degrees. Once again, we celebrated commencement with a reception in the halls of WRW. We wish these Longhorns all the best as they set out to change the world.

I would also like to thank all who joined us last month to celebrate Dr. Hans Mark in honor of his 85th birthday and retirement. His legacy will continue to inspire students for years to come. You can read more about Dr. Mark as well as some of the cutting-edge research and projects that our faculty and students have been developing in the stories below. Enjoy a safe and relaxing summer and remember to keep in touch!

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

From Swarm to Space: Autonomous Robots of the Future

Behcet AcikmeseBehcet Acikmese has been awarded three major grants from DARPA, ONR and NASA-JPL for his UAV research. Acikmese and his team are researching the algorithms that inform the guidance and control systems in unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs)—a class of robots that includes space probes, driverless cars and military drones, among other devices. continue reading

WIALD Goes Weightless with NASA
WIALD in microgravityWorking day and night until the moment of takeoff, members of the Cockrell School's Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development (WIALD) student group earned their chance to fly an experiment aboard NASA's reduced gravity aircraft in early June. continue reading
Making Big Data More Manageable

Tan Bui-ThanhTan Bui-Thanh is part of a research team that has been awarded a $1.05 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help make data more manageable by developing mathematical methods that reduce large amounts of data down to the most essential and important parts. continue reading

Brian McKee Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
Brian McKeeBrian McKee, BS ASE '80 and co-founder and chairman of Millennium Engineering and Integration Company, was one of six alumni to receive the 2104 Cockrell School Distinguished Alumni Award. continue reading
Celebrating Dr. Hans Mark

Hans MarkOn June 7, 2014, the ASE/EM community, family, friends and colleagues celebrated
Dr. Hans Mark's
85th birthday and remarkable career. To honor Dr. Mark, friends and alumni launched the Hans Mark Scholars Endowment in Engineering Honors which will provide full tuition to the best and brightest undergraduate engineering students.

Watch a video of Dr. Mark's remarkable career and view photos of the celebration.

More News and Events
  • November 7, 2014—Save the Date for the ASE/EM Fall Festival - UT Campus
  • Thomas Hughes has been named one of the most highly cited researchers of 2014. read more
  • Nanshu Lu Receives NSF CAREER Award and 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award.
  • Tan Bui-Thanh and Thomas Hughes receive ICES Grand Challenge Awards. read more
  • Graduate student Bethany Drain awarded NDSEG fellowship for laser research. read more
  • Former student Max Bremer receives Cockrell Outstanding Scholar/Leader award. read more
  • UT and A&M collaborate on unique aerospace design experience. read more
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