Mary Wheeler is slated to receive an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from the Colorado School of Mines in May 2008.

Sarah Kitten has been selected to receive the 2007-08 Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Staff Excellence Award.

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

For 50 years, Dr. Byron D. Tapley, principal investigator of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission and professor of aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been an educator, a researcher, and a visionary who has made unique and significant contributions to the field of aerospace education and space geodesy.

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.