Cockrell School of Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Fire and Rescue: UAV Team Lands Prize Money at International Competition


For the first time in six years of competition, the UT UAV team autonomously landed its aircraft, Kratos, at the 2014 AUVSI Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Competition.


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Student Involvement

Undergraduate students in Aerospace Engineering are very active within our department.  With such an interdisciplinary degree, our students are allowed many opportunities to have hands-on experiences.  We encourage students to get involved and offer an hour of technical elective degree credit for every semester they work in student projects.

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)

The UT Austin chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is a student organization for people with an interest in aviation and space. The AIAA itself is a worldwide organization of over 31,000 members, and is the largest professional organization devoted to the progress of aviation and space science technology.

Design/Build/Fly (DBF) Team

Students design, build and fly remote controlled aircraft in AIAA's annual international competition.

LUNAR Council

The LUNAR Council represents all student groups and organizations within the department by serving through Leadership, Undergraduate Networking And Recruitment.  As an advisory council, it is a means for current undergraduates to provide continuous feedback to the department.

Longhorn Rocketry Association (LRA)

The Longhorn Rocketry Association is a student-run amateur rocketry group at the University of Texas at Austin. Their mission is to enhance undergraduate education by applying classroom knowledge to design, build, and launch our own rockets.

Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT)

Founded in 1957, the UT Austin chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau, an honor society, is primarily a service organization for Aerospace education. The student chapters participate in activities such as tutoring, peer-advising, and serving on academic committees.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team

The UAV team designs and builds unmanned aircraft systems that can fly autonomously. The team has been recognized for their work in an annual competition hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

Women in Aerospace Leadership Development (WIALD)

The Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development seeks to provide confidence and support that will empower all women in the aerospace field of study to successes at any hands-on endeavor.

The American Helicopter Society at UT Austin

The American Helicopter Society at UT Austin has many goals dedicated toward educational and leadership development. The chapter was founded in November 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Jayant Sirohi. 

Longhorn Rocketry Association Adds New Research Initiatives

Longhorn Rocketry Association Adds New Research Initiatives

The Longhorn Rocketry Association is a student-run amateur rocketry group that is working on high-power rocket certification. Read more...

WIALD Goes Weightless with NASA

WIALD in microgravity

Working day and night until the moment of takeoff, members of the Cockrell School's Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development (WIALD) student group earned their chance to fly an experiment aboard NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft in early June.


UT Design, Build, Fly

Design Build Fly team

Members of The UT Design, Build, Fly team showed their Longhorn pride once again at this year’s DBF Competition, placing 7th among 60 competing teams. Read more...