Pablo Cortez joins the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics as a Technical Staff Assistant in Electronics.

Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson (pictured below, far left) will make her first trip to space on July 1 with the crew of STS-121. Wilson graduated from UT with a master’s in aerospace engineering in 1992 and was a recipient of the Outstanding Young Texas Ex award in 2005.

Leszek Demkowicz, ASE/EM Professor, was recently awarded an endowment for distinguished visitors from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sarah Hannaman joins the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics as the undergraduate coordinator and advisor.

Stelios Kyriakides has been elected as President of the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) and Kenneth Liechti has been elected to serve as the Secretary of the Fellows.