Haixia Mei, an Engineering Mechanics graduate student advised by Dr. Rui Huang, has received the Best Paper Award at the Twelfth Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm 2010) held in June of 2010.

Senior research scientist John Ries, who spent the last ten years at UT's Center for Space Research advancing the capability for the accurate determination of earth orbiting satellite, received this year's NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal for his work.

Thomas J.R. Hughes, a longtime leader in the field of finite elements, has been selected to receive an honorary degree from Northwestern University.

In the midst of America's uncertain future in space travel, video game entrepreneur Richard Garriott delivered a message of optimism to those who attended his talk and film screening on May 4, sponsored by the UT Austin chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

J. T. Oden has received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Engineering, from Ohio State University.