When thousands of students, parents and community members visited Explore UT, the University's annual open house Saturday, March 6, the Aerospace Engineering Department was ready to teach and entertain visitors of all ages with the wonders of aerospace engineering.

Dr. Robert H. Bishop has been named Opus Dean of Engineering at Marquette University starting July 1, 2010.

Raquel Galvan, BS ASE 2009, was the recipient of the Cockrell School of Engineering Outstanding Scholar Leadership Award for the fall 2009 semester.

Ricardo Palacios has been selected to receive the 2009-10 ASE/EM Department Staff Excellence Award.

Associate Professor Cesar Ocampo is currently involved in several specific projects associated with the optimization of spacecraft trajectories. This research examines all the different aspects associated with determining the optimal orbital paths for one or more spacecraft, that may operate in simple to complex gravitational field environments, and that may use a broad range of propulsion systems.