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Luis Sentis and a team of researchers received the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics best paper award for their innovative approach to actuator design.

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Developing a nano-satellite prototype for studying gravitational fields, creating software for gathering better data on manufacturing, designing satellite constellations for monitoring climate change, and improving cutting tools for airline and automotive components – these are the innovative research projects our ASE/EM faculty are involved with as part of the UT Austin Portugal program, backed by a major technology initiative through the Portuguese government. 

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Four undergraduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics have received scholarships through the Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship program.

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A team of Cockrell School of Engineering researchers led by Todd Humphreys has been awarded the Walter R. Fried Memorial Award for best overall paper at the 2020 IEEE/ION PLANSx conference.

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Manuel Rausch was selected to receive an Oden Institute 2020 W. A. “Tex” Moncrief Grand Challenge Award for his proposal titled “A Machine-Learning Based Training Tool for Tricuspid Valve Repair: A Prototype.”

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In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas, the Center for Space Research’s Mid-American Geospatial Information Center (MAGIC) team is providing crisis decision support to the Texas State Operations Center in Austin and to emergency managers around the state.

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Computational engineering major Katharine Fisher is the winner of the 2020 Graham F. Carey Undergraduate Scholarship in Computational Science.

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Nanhsu Lu has been named a Fellow member of the International Association of Advanced Materials and was selected in the first cohort of ACS Nano Rising Star lecturers in the iCANX series.

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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.

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A partnership between The University of Texas at Austin and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston was one of nine university-led groups selected by NASA to advance these spacecraft, which can be as small as a shoebox or as large as a refrigerator.