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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.

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A team of undergraduate aerospace engineering students won first place in NASA's Glenn Research Center University Student Design Challenge for their conceptual design for a suite of Venus landers.

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Aerospace engineering graduate student Julie Vi Pham is one of only 20 students across the globe named to Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties Class of 2021.

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Computational engineering student Marcos Botto Tornielli is the winner of the 2021 Graham F. Carey Computational Science Scholarship.

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Alumna Parvathy Prem was selected to receive NASA’s 2021 Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award for her significant contributions to the science and exploration communities.

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Todd Humphreys has been elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation “for improving understanding of GNSS vulnerabilities and pioneering the use of alternate techniques to achieve resilience.”

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Texas ASE/EM faculty members Todd Humphreys and Nanshu Lu will be participating in UT Austin's new 6G research center that will lay the groundwork for 6G, the next generation of wireless technology.

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Acta Biomaterialia has selected William Meador, a Ph.D. student working with assistant professor Manuel Rausch, for their Acta Student Award for his primary contribution to the manuscript “A detailed mechanical and microstructural analysis of ovine tricuspid valve leaflets.”

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Aerospace engineering Ph.D. candidate Matthew Asper has been awarded the highly competitive National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship for 2021.

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Sharon Wood has been appointed executive vice president and provost of The University of Texas at Austin and will start July 19. She is currently the dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin.

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Professor Stelios Kyriakides was selected to receive the Cockrell School of Engineering's 2021 Billy and Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award.

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The Cockrell School of Engineering’s Texas Rocket Engineering Lab (TREL) is one step closer to the edge of space following the successful liquid hot-fire test of their liquid bi-propellant rocket, Halycon. This milestone moves TREL toward their goal of becoming the first-ever student team to design, build and launch a liquid-propellant rocket to the Karman Line.

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Researchers in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics have, for the first time, applied a machine learning algorithm to measure the surface roughness of different types of land with a high level of detail, and they are working to integrate this data into storm surge models to give a clearer picture of what will happen during major weather events.

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Professor John-Paul Clarke has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society for outstanding contributions in the profession of aeronautics.

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ASE major Emil Yongoueth is helping LGBTQ+ students excel as leaders at the Out 4 Undergrad Engineering Conference. Read about Emil's experience at the conference and plans for celebrating Pride Month.