The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering is moving to a larger, newly renovated home on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Thomas McKnight, B.S. ASE 1970, and his wife, Mimi, donated $1 million to Texas ASE/EM to transform the department’s facilities.

This cloud-based laboratory created by Dr. Luis Sentis and his graduate students allows students and researchers to run experiments with equipment housed at UT Austin from anywhere in the world.

Thanks to a Department of Defense grant, Ufuk Topcu is leading a research team that is planning for a future when unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the ability to fly themselves in emergency situations.

NBC News turns to Texas ASE/EM's Todd Humphreys, an expert in GPS spoofing and jamming, to learn about the potential impacts of drone interference.