Professors Ivo Babuska, Thomas J. R. Hughes and J. Tinsley Oden have been selected as Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for their outstanding contributions to the fields served by SIAM.

Jeffrey Andrew Mikeska passed away on April 16, 2009 at the age of 25, after a lifetime of beating the odds.

Mary Wheeler was selected to receive the SIAM Theodore von Karman Prize.

Thomas J. R. Hughes has been awarded the 2009 Theodore von Karman Medal by the Engineering Mechanics Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Stelios Kyriakides has been selected to receive an Honorary Doctorate  from INSA Lyon (Institut national des sciences applique´es de Lyon) of France.