Venkat Raman has been selected to receive the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which recognizes promising young faculty members.

Hans Mark will be honored with the 2008 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award from the Space Foundation for more than 50 years of impact and leadership in space policy and the space industry.

Thomas Hughes delivered the 2007-2008 Newmark Distinguished Lecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Thomas  Hughes was elected a foreign member in the Mathematics section of Italy’s Lombard Institute, Academy of Sciences and Letters.

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission operated by the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin has received the prestigious William T. Pecora Award for outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth through remote sensing.