Michael Watkins

Special Announcement

UT Austin’s Watkins Chosen to Lead NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Michael Watkins, a UT Austin alumnus and director of the Center for Space Research, has been appointed director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Space Research

The Texas Engineers’ Guide to Space Exploration

Texas Engineers have played visionary roles in some of the nation’s most successful space research missions since the inception of the NASA program more than 50 years ago.

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Faculty Positions

Join Our Faculty

Multiple tenure-track faculty positions are open at the rank of assistant professor with a start date of Sept. 2016. Non tenure-track positions are also available.

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Department News

Apr. 22, 2016

Alan Stern Named Among “The 100 Most Influential People”

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

Apr. 21, 2016

Two ASE Students Receive Student Leadership Awards

Two ASE students have been selected to receive Cockrell School of Engineering Student Leadership Awards this spring.

Upcoming Seminar

May. 05, 2016

Fluids Seminar - An inquiry of the friction factor 'jump'phenomenon in hole-pattern seals
Dr. Aarthi Sekaran
Location: WRW 113
Time: 3:30 pm

At UT Aerospace, the Sky is Not the Limit!

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The UT Aerospace Engineering program offers a wide variety of real-world, hands-on opportunities to our students beginning with the first day they set foot on campus. Watch this video to learn more from our students about their educational experience at UT ASE/EM, where the sky is no longer the limit!



7th Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program

U.S. News & World Report

10th Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Program

U.S. News & World Report

4th Most Influential Research Institution in Aerospace

Thomson Reuters State of Innovation Report

69k Median Salary for Undergraduates

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