students in UT's Aerospace Engineering program have designed a low-cost, solar-powered refrigerator that could help in delivering vaccines to hot and arid parts of the world — with no need for electricity.

Even though aerospace engineering senior Bryse Ed has poured her heart into the Cockrell School, she was shocked when she received one of the school's most prestigious accolades, the Student Leadership Award in Engineering.

Professor J. Tinsley Oden was selected to receive the 2011 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering.

Travis Mercker’s paper, “Rigid Body Attitude Tracking with Vector Measurements and Unknown Gyro Bias,” and his related research, earned him a John Breakwell Student Travel Award to present the paper at the Annual AIAA/AAS Space Flight Mechanics Conference in New Orleans.

The Leadership, Undergraduate Networking and Recruitment (LUNAR) Council is a means for current undergraduates to provide continuous feedback to the department.