The University of Texas (UT) at Austin, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics has been selected by Raytheon Missile Systems to conduct research on a next-generation Small Unmanned Air System (SUAS).

A special edition of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering was dedicated to J. Tinsley Oden in honor of his 70th birthday.

This year the Longhorn Rocket Association took large steps in the development of their program. Beginning in late January the LRA divided into two teams in order to develop several high powered amateur rockets. Each team had a goal in their design.

J. Tinsley Oden has earned the 2009 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession.

Stelios Kyriakides has been selected to receive the Warner T. Koiter Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.