• The Women in Aerospace for Leadership Development (WIALD) group was formed.


  • Professor Noel Clemens was named ASE/EM department chair.


  • Michael Watkins was named director of the Center for Space Research.


  • The new B.S. degree in computational engineering, the first of its kind in the nation, was officially announced to be offered through the ASE/EM Department.


  • Karen Willcox was named the next director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES).
  • The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics moved into its new home, the Aerospace Engineering (ASE) building.


  • The department established the ASE/EM Academy of Distinguished Alumni and inducted its inaugural class.
  • The department celebrated its new home with a grand opening ceremony.
  • The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences was renamed the Oden Computational Engineering and Sciences to recognize Professor J. Tinsley Oden's leadership and generous support.