- Friday, April 27, 2012
Professor Hans Mark, a graduate of Stuyvesant High School (SHS), one of the premier science high schools in the nation, will be honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the Etter-Harbin University of Texas Alumni Center.
Mark has served as Chancellor of The University of Texas, Secretary of the Air Force and Deputy Administrator of NASA. He will be honored along with another University of Texas faculty member and alumnus of SHS, Dr. Alan Lambowitz, who serves as Director of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Details are as follows:
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
at the Etter-Harbin University of Texas Alumni Center
2110 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78712
Parking: Alumni Center Garage located under the building
(Emily Malaya, W: 512-471-0789, C: 512-771-9094)
SHS All-Class Alumni(ae) Reception, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
*Presentation of The Campaign for Stuyvesant "Lifetime Achievement Award" to Hans Mark, PhD '47, Professor of Aerospace Engineering at UT, former Chancellor, former Secretary of the Air Force, former Deputy Administrator of NASA, with Alan Lambowitz, PhD '64, Director of the Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology
* Inauguration of the Great Teacher Memorial Fund and Scroll of Honor
*A Celebration of the life of Sterling Jensen, who taught English, honors English, creative writing and acting at Stuyvesant, and co-founded the Roundabout Theater. The tribute to Sterling will include the presentation of our video produced in his honor.
*Buffet luncheon with open bar
State Capitol Tour
1100 Congress Avenue (11th Street), Austin, TX 78701
Prior to the event, at 11:00 AM on Sunday, Rep. Elliott Naishtat, Esq. '61 will lead alumni(ae) on a fun, informative tour of the state capitol.
Parking: Ample Street parking near Capitol on Sunday or in State Parking Garage located on east side of Capitol building at 1201 San Jacinto Boulevard.
For accessible parking, please call Josh Ralske (contact information below)
* After the tour, transportation will be provided to the UT Alumni Center for the Reception.
The Campaign has reserved several rooms at:
*Hotel Embassy Suites Austin Central 512-454-8004
5901 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78723
*La Quinta Inn, 300 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701, 512-476-1166
* Super 8 Downtown Capitol, 1201 North I-35, I-35 and 12th Street, 512-472-8331
RSVP is REQUIRED
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Student Projects Highlight
UT researchers have developed a more precise GPS positioning system that can pinpoint locations within centimeters.
Todd Humphreys talks about his research team's work on the new centimeter-accurate GPS system, that will not only be useful for navigation but also virtual reality.
Michael Watkins will begin leading UT’s Center for Space Research this summer.