The University of Texas at Austin placed 6th among 50 entrants in this year’s Design, Build, Fly (DBF) Competition, an international competition in which college students design and build remote controlled aircraft to complete different missions.

Tyler Summers, a second year Aerospace Engineering graduate student advised by Dr. Maruthi Akella, has received a 2007 US Postgraduate Fulbright Scholarship to Australia.

Corwin Olson, UT senior Aerospace Engineering major, has received the Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA).

Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes will be awarded with the Laurea Honoris Causa in Civil Engineering by Pavia University in Italy.

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced that Dr. S. Alan Stern will be the agency's associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, effective April 2. Stern succeeds Dr. Mary L. Cleave who announced her retirement.