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On Nov. 4, the Cockrell School of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and the Texas Innovation Center officially kicked off our new space tech entrepreneurial program, Launch Texas.

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Our palms tell us a lot about our emotional state, tending to get wet when people are excited or nervous. This reaction is used to measure emotional stress and help people with mental health issues, but the devices to do it now are bulky, unreliable and can perpetuate social stigma by sticking very visible sensors on prominent parts of the body.

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The engineering industry as a whole has struggled for decades with issues of equity and representation. A new center at The University of Texas at Austin is looking to change that at the academic level by recruiting a more diverse group of students and working closely with universities that serve primarily Hispanic and Black students.

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Prepare for impact: Aerospace engineering student Catherine Dominic is on course to be a change-maker.

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Jin Yang is one of five recipients of the 2022 Haythornthwaite Initiation Grant from the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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Nanhsu Lu has been elected a fellow member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for “inventing wearable e-tattoos for biometric sensing and soft e-skins for soft robots to gain human-like sensations.”

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Join us on Friday, Nov. 4th for an unveiling of our new entrepreneurial space tech program, Launch Texas with special guest Bob Smith, CEO of Blue Origin and more.

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Autonomous robots will soon rove the buildings and streets of The University of Texas at Austin campus. But unlike other commercial delivery services, this fleet of robots will help researchers understand and improve the experience of pedestrians who encounter them.

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Moriba Jah, an astrodynamicist, space environmentalist and aerospace engineer at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, often referred to as the “genius grant.” The award recognizes Jah’s work to track and monitor the more than 30,000 human-made objects orbiting the earth.

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In September the journal, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME), published a special issue in honor of J. Tinsley Oden.

An image of the crewed exploration vehicle on the surface of Phobos with Mars in the background from HAMMER report.

For the third year running, a team of aerospace engineering seniors at UT Austin has continued a winning tradition, taking second place in the annual Undergraduate Space Systems design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation.

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Moriba Jah and a team of researchers from MIT are one of three university-based teams selected by NASA to study orbital debris.

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Geethu Jacob, an aerospace engineering Ph.D. student who usually applies her skills to gravity estimation for tracking climate change at the Center for Space Research, has also been using machine learning to help identify and sort ultrasound images into categories, improving the process of identifying fetal anomalies.

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ASE/EM lecturer Thomas Connolly is featured in this Texas Global story on balancing academic rigor and student success.

Digital twin research at the Oden Institute includes applications in geosciences, aerospace engineering and materials science. Credit: Oden Institute.

A collaborative research team led by the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences has been given the green light by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program to establish a major new applied mathematics center for research on digital twin technology.