The Department of Energy (DoE) announced recently that the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin will be awarded a $1.2 million research grant on computational modeling of multi-scale phenomena.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $1.1 million to a team of researchers at UT Austin and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) in Houston to develop computer-simulation-based methods that could significantly enhance the effectiveness of laser therapy for cancer, particularly prostate cancer.

Mark Mear, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has been selected to receive the 2006 Texas Exes Teaching Award for the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Faster, Cheaper, Better, Smaller, and Smarter: These are the goals that a group of UT students are striving for in their design and fabrication of a one kilogram pico-satellite.

Ivo Babuska has been awarded the Honorary Medal "De Scientia Et Humanitate Optime Meritis" by the Academy Council of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.