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.

The newly developed Sensors and Actuators Laboratory was recently highlighted in The Daily Texan.

During May commencement ceremonies the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin recognized four outstanding young graduates who have become influential leaders in the engineering community.

Thomas Hugheshas been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

 Ivo Babuska has been awarded the honorary scientific title, "Doctor honoris causa" from Czech Technical University in Prague for his world renowned scientific work in numerical mathematics.