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.

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.

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

A student design team from Dr. Wallace Fowler’s Spacecraft Mission Design course placed first in the AIAA Region IV Student Paper Conference held in Houston, TX April 2-3.