Moriba Jah's work to raise awareness about orbital debris is featured in this Alcalde piece.

Clint Dawson's hurricane modeling is mentioned in this Houston Chronicle piece covering the Ike Dike plan.

Moriba Jah weighs in on this article about a private company that completed a first successful test of its orbital debris trash collector.

This Washington Post Creative Group story features several of our students who are participating in the Texas Rocket Engineering Laboratory (TREL), with the goal of becoming the first student team to build and launch a liquid-propelled rocket to the edge of space.

Todd Humphreys weighs in on the confusion at sea this summer caused by falsifying the location of 100+ ships near Ukraine and Russia in this NPR Morning Edition newscast.

Moriba Jah joined Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice on Tyson's StarTalk series to discuss the space junk problem and how to manage objects in orbit.

Brandon Jones chats with Fox 7 News Austin about the future of commercial spaceflight after Blue Origin's first human flight.

Clint Dawson discusses the importance of hurricane forecasting and modeling as part of this historical speaker series focused on Hurricane Beulah.

Listen to this Star Talk podcast featuring professor Moriba Jah where he discusses the growing issue of space debris with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Opinion piece authored by aerospace engineering alumnus Michael Webber on preparing for a future where climate change fuels a wider range of extreme weather.

Should we treat other planets like natural resources or national parks? Professor Moriba Jah argues that governments should fold sustainability into their licensing processes for space activities.

Eyes on the Sky is a a Mixed Reality experience designed to bring space environmentalism education alive, with the goal to inspire the eyes of the public and legislators to look upward, protecting and preserving our Near Earth Space for generations to come. 

Professor Nanshu Lu's wearable electronic tattoo that monitors human vital signs - such as blood flow and heart rate - is featured in this BBC News piece on the future of light-emitting tattoos.

Clint Dawson discusses modeling storm surge, one of the most dangerous and difficult parts of a hurricane to forecast.

Karen Willcox is co-author of this opinion piece on the importance of physics-based modeling and inverse theory in computational science.

Alumna Stephanie Wilson made UT Austin's 2021 list of women who have made history.  

Alumnus Michael Webber authored this opinion piece on diversifying Texas' grid after the recent statewide freeze in 2021.

Alumnus Chris Combs is featured in this San Antonio Express-News for his work in hypersonics and building up the aerospace engineering program at UT San Antonio.

John-Paul Clarke co-authored this piece on how the aviation industry made major changes to business and operations models to stay in the air during the pandemic.

Moriba Jah is featured in this BBC podcast, the Inquiry, where he discusses the millions of pieces of dangerous manmade debris orbiting Earth.

This Fox 7 News video features professors John-Paul Clarke and Ufuk Topcu discussing the future of autonomous cargo transportation systems which includes doorstep drone delivery.

Associate professor Ufuk Topcu is featured on KXAN News discussing NASA Aeronautics autonomous cargo transportation research.

What would happen if one day all of humanity’s artificial satellites suddenly disappeared? Within hours, most of the planet’s traffic would grind to a halt, the world economy would shut down, and most countries would declare a state of emergency. Even in the best-case scenario, our civilization would be set back by decades. So, what are the odds of this actually happening? Moriba Jah investigates.

Ufuk Topcu and J-P Clarke are featured in the Austin Business Journal for leading a NASA-funding project to develop autonomous vehicles for cargo transportation.

Todd Humphreys weighs in on the vulnerability of GPS and the need for a backup system in this New York Times opinion piece.

Moriba Jah discusses how congestion in space could cause big problems on Earth in this video interview with the Verge.

Moriba Jah weighs in on what he believes NASA must focus on during the Biden Administration in this opinion piece.

Noel Clemens is collaborating with alumnus Christopher Combs of UTSA to use new high tech cameras to study the effects of aircraft traveling at hypersonic and supersonic speeds.

Moriba Jah teams up with IBM to tackle the growing issue of orbital space debris. The partnership will help to develop better analysis and tracking of objects orbiting the Earth.

Associate Professor Moriba Jah writes about his experience as becoming the first tenured African American professor in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department at UT Austin.

This year's Texas Lottery Veteran Recognition honored ASE/EM distinguished alumna Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt. Learn more about Leavitt and her many firsts, including becoming the first female fighter pilot.

Alumnus Alan Stern has been selected to fly aboard Virgin Galactic's suborbital space plane, SpaceShipTwo, where he will conduct research to test imaging for future astronomical observations on the future flight, which has yet to be scheduled.

The inductively coupled plasma torch facility developed by Philip Varghese and Noel Clemens will provide physical examples for simulating a plasma torch flame as part of a new Department of Energy Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program.

Alumna Melanie Weber, B.S. ASE 2004, is one of four alumni selected for the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award which recognizes Texas Exes age 39 and younger who have made significant achievements in their careers and service tot he university.

Learn about Lori Magruder's work to develop a safer, more effective method for mapping shallow seafloors using ICESat-2 data, which could aid in efforts to monitor coastal environments.

Todd Humphreys' work to devise a system that uses SpaceX Starlink satellites to deliver a more precise and secure alternative to GPS is featured in MIT Technology Review.

Associate professor Moriba Jah is featured in this NPR episode of Short Wave’s SPACE WEEK series where he discusses the growing issue of space junk.

Alumna Parvathy Prem led a recent study, along with ASE/EM professors David Goldstein and Philip Varghese, that found that exhaust emitted from lunar landing vehicles could make it harder to study ice deposits on the Moon.

Todd Humphreys' work on proving the vulnerability of GPS is featured in this New Yorker piece, in which he also weighs in on the future of the robust GPS system that is currently being used worldwide.


On the TODAY show, alumna Rebekah Sosland Siegfriedt discusses what it's like to be a mission operations systems engineer on the NASA Perseverance mission while working from home with a small child.

A team of newly graduated aerospace engineering students designed a rover that can write personalized messages on the moon and send a photo ot them back to Earth.

Intuitive Machines, a space systems company founded by alumnus Timothy Crain and one of three companies selected to develop NASA's lunar lander, is teaming up with Moon Mark to help students across the globe design (and eventually race) lunar race cars as part of the Lunar Race Car Design Challenge.


Moriba Jah authored this opinion piece, the first of a series in AIAA's Aerospace America, that discusses NASA's Artemis Accords.

Professor Karen Willcox penned this opinion piece for Aerospace Testing International magazine on the potential of scientific machine learning in our machine-driven age.

Alumnus Adam Hamilton, CEO of Southwest Research Institute, is profiled in the San Antonio Business Journal.

Professor Karen Willcox is part of a research team that is developing deep learning methods to dramatically reduce the cost and turnaround of conceptual design computations for complex energy systems.

ASE/EM distinguished alumnus Bob Smith, the CEO of Blue Origin, discusses the company's selection by NASA to develop the Artemis human landing system that will return humans to the Moon.

Moriba Jah published this op-ed in SpaceWatch.Global on the serious consequences of treating near-Earth space as an infinite resource instead of an area needing proper management. 

Professor Karen Willcox's scientific machine learning approach to rocket engine design is featured in Futurity.

Alumnus Mirko Gamba is part of a research team at the University of Michigan working to test disinfected N95 masks to show they stop coronavirus-scale particles.

Moriba Jah discusses whose responsibility it is to ensure that private companies do the right thing in space, and what 'continuing supervision' actually means in this Space Junk video podcast.

The New Horizons team, led by Distinguished alumnus Alan Stern, published three papers in Science Magazine that detail the Kuiper Belt object Arrokoth and its origins, helping scientists to better understand planet formation.

Moriba Jah testifies before the U.S. Senate on space situational awareness during the U.S. Senate Commitree's hearing on “Space Missions of Global Importance: Planetary Defense, Space Weather Protection, and Space Situational Awareness."

Alumna Melanie Weber spent the past eight years designing adjustable seats and safety restraints/equipment for the Boeing's Starliner (Calypso) capsule as part of NASA's Commercial Crew program.

Moriba Jah weighs in on world's current space traffic management in this NPR story.

Professors Nanshu Lu's and Jayant Sirohi's work to develop an ultra-thin stretchable heart monitoring electronic tattoo that can be worn for extended periods and remotely powered by a smartphone is featured in this Machine Design piece.

Professor Karen Willcox is leading research to develop a digital UAV twin that combines computational engineering models and machine learning to help predict UAV health and enable autonomous decision-making

Space traffic management expert Moriba Jah's "Conjunction Streaming Service Demo," which illustrates the number of space objects moving near each other in real time, is featured in this story The Verge story.

The new Geodetic Observatory led by UT Austin's Center for Space Research will help scientists better understand Earth and could help minimize the effects of geohazards such as such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, sea level changes and landslides.

ASE/EM distinguished alumna Stephanie Wilson was CapCom for the historic all woman spacewalk on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, when she issued instructions and stayed in touch with both women during their six-hour walk in space to upgrade batteries on the International Space Station.

UT Austin is renovating the historic Anna Hiss Gym to make room for a cross-discipline robotics home, where faculty and students will also collaborate on projects with the Army Futures command.

Professor Moriba Jah is featured in WIRED25: Stories of People Who Are Racing to Save Us.

Professor Todd Humphreys weight in on the interference of GPS jamming and spoofing in this Popular Mechanics article.

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, KXAN talks with ASE/EM faculty and alumni about the UT Austin connection

Distinguished alumnus Humboldt Mandell was one of the lucky few to be inside Mission Control the day Apollo 11 launched to the moon. Watch the CBS Austin interview.

On the 50th Apollo 11 anniversary, space traffic management expert Moriba Jah discusses the need for protecting the space environment from the growing number of objects orbiting Earth in this opinion piece that appeared in USA Today.

Nanshu Lu's lightweight, stretchy heart monitoring electronic tattoo is more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines.

Aerospace engineering alumna Stephanie Wilson could end up being the first women to go to the moon.

A remote glacier on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula has been named after GRACE, the satellite mission developed by Cockrell School of Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin almost two decades

Is outer space sustainable? TED Fellow Dr. Moriba Jah takes the TEDx UTAustin stage to enlighten us on the growing problem of space objects orbiting Earth.

Alumna Kristen John is the creator NASA's Hermes, an on-orbit experiment facility that allows scientists on Earth to control studies in space. John's goal is to study asteroid regolith to see how it might impact spacecraft, astronaut suits and more.

Professor Moriba Jah discusses the rapid growth of space surveillance and the issues that might arise if it's not soon regulated.

Professor Moriba Jah discusses the rapid growth of space surveillance and the issues that might arise if it's not soon regulated.

Alumnus Payam Banazadeh is the CEO and founder of Capella Space, which just became the first U..S. company to launch a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite to space.

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

The new Firefly@UT rocket engineering program is featured in this Daily Texan piece.

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.

Dr. Nanshu Lu has created a new generation of flexible, artificial 2D retinas that could be used to restore sight to the vision-impaired in the future.

Professor Luis Sentis and his robotics research team are featured in KVUE's "Inventions and Innovations at UT" series where they discuss the future of human-robot interaction.

Learn how Texas ASE/EM alumnus Ravi Prakash will be keeping the NASA InSight spacecraft healthy on Mars.

Jayant Sirohi is leading UT Austin's research efforts to create "sky taxis" by examining rotor performance and acoustics.

Associate Professor Moriba Jah says we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to international collaboration of space traffic management.

The KXAN news video features Todd Humphreys' aerial robotics course final, which required students to program and fly quadcopters to be the first to pop a balloon.

Todd Humphreys discusses the threat that 'off-the'shelf' drones might pose.

In this National Geographic story Dr. Moriba Jah weighs in on the uncertainty of where China's space station will land on Earth.

Todd Humphreys, who is researching ways to keep pedestrians safe on the streets with precise GPS location, weighs in on the self-driving car accident that involved the death of a pedestrian in Arizona.

Retired Aerospace Engineering Professor Wallace Fowler keynoted an event designed to raise money for Amarillo students planning to attend the University in the fall of 2018.

Associate Professor Moriba Jah addresses the growing problem of uncharted satellites orbiting earth and what it means for the future of space exploration.

Professor Luis Sentis discusses his role as lead for the Human Centered Robotics Lab at the university as well as the impact robots can make on human life.

Gordon Wells discusses how storm surge and coastal flooding are forecasted‚most recently for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma‚ at the UT Austin Center for Space Research.

In this New York Times feature, Professor Bryon Tapley, Director of UT Austin's Center for Space Research, weighs in on the importance of data gathered from the original GRACE mission and continuing its legacy with GRACE-Follow On.


InformationWeek featured a story on how Professor Clint Dawson and other researchers at UT are using supercomputers to create hurricane storm surge and flood models, potentially saving lives by forecasting accurately devastation. Dawson's work was used during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Aerospace engineering professor and space traffic management expert, Moriba Jah, answers questions about a growing field of science, space environment, and the impact space debris has on the future of space exploration.

Students representing 512 Hyperloop and Guadaloop met with the Texas Standard to review their prototypes for the SpaceX hyperloop competition.

Members of UT's 512 Hyperloop Team discuss their model and strategy with KVUE before heading to the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition in Hawthorne, California.

ASE/EM professor Todd Humphreys discusses a recent "in the wild" attempted GPS spoofing attack in the Black Sea on an episode of BBC's radio program, Click, starting at 19:15.

Alumnus Brian Hudson, BS ASE 2011, has been named president of the Amarillo Chapter of Texas Exes.

Professor Bryon Tapley, Director of UT Austin's Center for Space Research, discusses the GRACE satellites in this New York Times piece about the future of satellite missions under the Trump administration.

Alumna and Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt has been featured on the U.S. Air Force's site for her incredible contributions and accomplishments.

The GRACE twin satellites, a joint NASA/German Aerospace project led by UT's Center for Space Research Director Bryon Tapley, just celebrated 15 years in orbit.

Professor Todd Humphreys participated on a panel about smart cars, where he shared concerns about privacy.

Professor Wallace Fowler reflects on 50 years of teaching in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics department.

Director of the UT Center for Space Research, Professor Byron Tapley, discusses the future of a manned mission to Mars.

Professor Todd Humphreys' research work on super accurate GPS may soon solve many driverless car issues, including blurred lane markings and bad weather.

Professor Todd Humphreys speaks to FedScoop about cybersecurity faults in drones.

Alumnus Alan Stern sits down with The Verge to discuss how NASA pulled off the New Horizons expedition.

Professor Todd Humphreys talks to KXAN news about the UAV testing and research happening at the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Professor Todd Humphreys, an expert in GPS spoofing is featured in this story in The New Yorker.

Time Magazine has named alumnus Alan Stern for his work as the principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons Mission.

This KXAN news story discusses Todd Humphreys' research and testing of precise GPS in Austin.

The Daily Texan discusses the partnership between the Cockrell School and the Austin Fire Department in future search and rescue operations.

Read or listen to this KUT coverage of our Senior Aircraft Design Fly-Off.

LONESTAR is now in space after being deployed from the International Space Station. Spaceflight 101 provides the details on how the two satellites, AggieSat4 and BEVO-2, were deployed from ISS.

The Cockrell School of Engineering - UT Austin 512 Hyplerloop team was interviewed by KXAN. The team is designing a pod for the initial SpaceX hyperloop design competition which will be held this weekend at Texas A&M.