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Autonomous systems are affecting virtually all aspects of society, so future designs must be guided by a broad range of societal stakeholders. Ufuk Topcu led a yearlong effort involving more than 100 autonomy experts nationwide in the completion of a report titled “Assured Autonomy: Path Toward Living With Autonomous Systems We Can Trust.”

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Thomas Hughes and Nanshu Lu have been named Highly Cited Researchers for 2020 according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from the Web of Science Group and Clarivate.

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Aerospace engineering senior Dillan McDonald was selected for an Honorable Mention as part of the 2020 Universities Space Research Association Distinguished Undergraduate Awards.

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Ann Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, was selected as the winner of the 2020 ASE/EM LUNAR Council Teaching Award.

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Learn about Texas ASE/EM alumnus and Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith's passion to make traveling to space more affordable and accessible by building scalable, reusable launch vehicles.

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Kaylee Champion, an aerospace engineering senior and Cockrell School of Engineering honors student, has been selected to receive a UT Austin Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

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Todd Humphreys, an expert in the study of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, is leading UT Austin's efforts on a new Department of Transportation Center.

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Two Texas ASE/EM faculty members have been elected to the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) for 2020. Moriba Jah was elected a full member of the IAA and Maruthi Akella was elected a corresponding member.

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Alumnus Alan Stern is the first researcher to be selected to fly aboard a commercial space aircraft where he will conduct research to test imaging for future astronomical observations on the future flight.

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A historic collaboration between the U.S. Army, the State of Texas and The University of Texas at Austin has taken a major step forward with the newly finished Army Futures Command robotics laboratory in the renovated Anna Hiss Gymnasium on campus, and a Texas ASE/EM robot led the way to the unveiling.