A little over a year ago I asked you to join me in a project to create a compelling storybook illustrating the key contributions of our department to aerospace engineering.

University of Texas at Austin alumnus Stephanie Wilson, the second African-American female astronaut to fly in space, will make the trip a second time this fall.

Dr. Hans Mark has been honored with the U.S. Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award for more than 50 years of research with military relevance.

Dr. Maruthi Akella has been elected to Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

The Managing Board of the Polish Association for Computational Mechanics (PACM) has selected Professor Oden as the recipient of the O.C. Zienkiewicz Medal to honor his outstanding merit in the development of computational mechanics, and especially in the development of computational mechanics in Poland.