Alumnus Alan Stern reflects on leading the history-making mission to Pluto and shares insight into the future of commercial space travel.

In a groundbreaking partnership with the U.S. Army Futures Command, ASE/EM will contribute futuristic research on robotics, positioning, navigation/timing, network security and hypersonics.

Professor Karen Willcox, who also directs the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, is leading research to create virtual UAVs that can predict vehicle health and enable autonomous decision-making.

Alumnus Adam Hamilton has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Honorees, elected by the organization’s council, are recognized for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Thomas J.R. Hughes received the O.C. Zienkiewicz Medal from the Polish Association for Computational Mechanics (PACM).