Alumnus Alan Stern answered questions about NASA's New Horizons mission on Reddit. The team is preparing for a New Year's Day  encounter with "Ultima Thule," a Kuiper Belt object, which will mark the farthest spacecraft flyby in history.

In this opinion piece published in the San Antonio Express, Professor Luis Sentis discusses the value of robots that will "enrich the human experience."

UT Austin and Firefly Academy have partnered to establish Firefly@UT — a $1 million, multi-year program will offer UT students the opportunity to design, develop and assemble an industrial-scale rocket capable of launching to the edge of space.

Alumna Jeannie Leavitt, who is inspiring the next generation of US Air Force recruits as the new commander of Air Force Recruiting Service (AFRS), is featured on the Nov/Dec cover of Diversity in Action.

Alumnus Karl Schulz is part of a UT Austin research team that was awarded a $1.2M Smart and Connnected Health grant to support research using smartphones to monitor 1,000 pregnant women in the Austin area.